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    • Data Murals: Using the Arts to Build Data Literacy 

      Bhargava, Rahul; Kadouaki, Ricardo; Bhargava, Emily; Castro, Guilherme; D'Ignazio, Catherine (The Journal of Community Informatics, 2016-10-22)
      Current efforts to build data literacy focus on technology-centered approaches, overlooking creative non-digital opportunities. This case study is an example of how to implement a Popular Education-inspired approach to ...
    • Data Sculptures as a Playful and Low-Tech Introduction to Working with Data 

      Bhargava, Rahul; D'Ignazio, Catherine (Presented at Designing Interactive Systems, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2017)
      There is a large and growing population of novice learners entering the field of working with data to tell stories, but they face many challenges related to process, methods and tools. This paper argues that activities ...
    • DataBasic: Design Principles, Tools and Activities for Data Literacy Learners 

      D'Ignazio, Catherine; Bhargava, Rahul (The Journal of Community Informatics, 2016-10-08)
      The growing number of tools for data novices are not designed with the goal of learning in mind. This paper proposes a set of pedagogical design principles for tool development to support data literacy learners. We document ...
    • The Design of Pseudo-Participation 

      Palacin, Victoria; Nelimarkka, Matti; Reynolds-Cuéllar, Pedro; Becker, Christoph (Association for Computing Machinery, 2020-04-16)
      Participation is key to building an equitable, realistic and democratic future. Yet a lack of agency in decision making and agenda-setting is a growing phenomenon in the design of digital public services. We call this ...
    • Designing Tools and Activities for Data Literacy Learners 

      D'Ignazio, Catherine; Bhargava, Rahul (Wed Science: Data Literacy Workshop, 2015)
      Data-centric thinking is rapidly becoming vital to the way we work, communicate and understand in the 21st century. This has led to a proliferation of tools for novices that help them operate on data to clean, process, ...
    • Engineering serendipity : Terra Incognita and other strange encounters with global news 

      Kanarinka (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
      There is a significant body of research that shows that people tend to congregate with others like them and favor information that confirms their existing views. With declining global news coverage and the rise of personalized ...
    • Evaluating civic technology design for citizen empowerment 

      Graeff, Erhardt (Erhardt Charles) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      Civic technology should empower us as citizens. Despite its breadth as a field, civic technology often takes its lead from Silicon Valley companies that espouse design goals potentially hazardous to participatory democracy. ...
    • Gender shades : intersectional phenotypic and demographic evaluation of face datasets and gender classifiers 

      Buolamwini, Joy Adowaa (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      This thesis (1) characterizes the gender and skin type distribution of IJB-A, a government facial recognition benchmark, and Adience, a gender classification benchmark, (2) outlines an approach for capturing images with ...
    • Gobo: A System for Exploring User Control of Invisible Algorithms in Social Media 

      Bhargava, Rahul; Chung, Anna; Gaikwad, Neil S; Hope, Alexis; Jen, Dennis; e.a. (ACM CSCW '19: Conference Companion Publication of the 2019 on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, 2019)
      In recent years, there has been an unprecedented growth in content that is shared and presented on social media platforms. Along with this growth, however, there is an increasing concern over the lack of control social ...
    • Hackathons as Participatory Design: Iterating Feminist Utopias 

      Hope, Alexis; D'Ignazio, Catherine; Hoy, Josephine; Michelson, Rebecca; Roberts, Jennifer; e.a. (CHI proceedings, 2019-05-02)
      Breastfeeding is not only a public health issue, but also a matter of economic and social justice. This paper presents an iteration of a participatory design process to create spaces for re-imagining products, services, ...
    • The International Affiliation Network of YouTube Trends 

      Platt, Edward; Bhargava, Rahul; Zuckerman, Ethan (Proceedings of the Ninth International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media, 2015)
      Online video, a ubiquitous, visual, and highly share- able medium, is well-suited to crossing geographic, cultural, and linguistic barriers. Trending videos in particular, by virtue of reaching a large number of viewers ...
    • InterTwinkles : online tools for non-hierarchical, consensus-oriented decision making 

      DeTar, Charles (Charles Frederick) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
      Non-hierarchical, participatory, consensus-based decision making has seen an explosion in popularity in recent years. The traditional techniques of formal consensus, however, are limited to face-to-face meetings, which can ...
    • Legal and ethical issues in the use of telepresence robots:best practices and toolkit 

      Barabas, Chelsea; Bavitz, Christopher; Matias, J. Nathan; Xie, Cecillia; Xu, Jack (We Robot 2015 Fourth Annual Conference on Robotics, Law & Policy, University of Washington School of Law, 2015-03-27)
    • Mapjack : a mobile based Wiki for collaborative map making 

      Ntabathia, Jude (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
      The internet has enabled people with few or no formal qualifications to create, share and disseminate cartographic information. One of the best platforms that has empowered citizens to create cartographic data is OpenStreetMap. ...
    • Merry Miser 

      DeTar, Charles (Charles Frederick) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
      This thesis describes the design, implementation, and evaluation of Merry Miser, a persuasive mobile phone application intended to help people to spend less and save more. The application uses the context provided by users' ...
    • Networked tactics for gender representation in the news 

      Matias, J. Nathan (Jorge Nathan) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
      This thesis presents research on gender disparities in online news, followed with three open source designs that attempt to address those disparities. Open Gender Tracker is a platform that applies automated gender analysis ...
    • Participatory aid marketplace : designing online channels for digital humanitarians 

      Stempeck, Matt (Matt Kelly) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
      Recent years have seen an increase in natural and man-made crises. Information and communication technologies are enabling citizens to contribute creative solutions and participate in crisis response in myriad new ways, ...
    • The revolutions were tweeted: Information flows during the 2011 Tunisian and Egyptian revolutions 

      Lotan, Gilad; Graeff, Erhardt; Ananny, Mike; Gaffney, Devin; Pearce, Ian; e.a. (International Journal of Communication, 2011)
      This article details the networked production and dissemination of news on Twitter during snapshots of the 2011 Tunisian and Egyptian Revolutions as seen through information flows—sets of near-duplicate tweets—across ...
    • Said-Huntington Discourse Analyzer : a machine-learning tool for classifying and analyzing discourse 

      Hashmi, Muhammad Ali, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
      Critical discourse analysis (CDA) aims to understand the link "between language and the social" (Mautner and Baker, 2009), and attempts to demystify social construction and power relations (Gramsci, 1999). On the other ...
    • Three Provocations for Civic Crowdfunding 

      Davies, Rodrigo (Information, Communication and Society, 2015-01-08)
      The rapid rise of crowdfunding in the past five years, most prominently among US-based platforms such as Kickstarter and IndieGoGo, has begun to attract the attention of a wide range of scholars, policymakers and practitioners. ...