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    • 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. ...
    • Tim Highfield, Social Media and Everyday Politics 

      Graeff, Erhardt (International Journal of Communication, 2017)
    • What We Should Do Before the Social Bots Take Over: Online Privacy Protection and the Political Economy of Our Near Future 

      Graeff, Erhardt (Presented at Media in Transition 8: Public Media, Private Media, MIT, Cambridge, May 5, 2013)
      Direct interactions between humans and bots generally conjure up images from science fiction of Terminator robots or artificial intelligence gone rogue, like 2001's HAL or The Matrix. In reality, AI is still far from much ...
    • Whose Death Matters? A Quantitative Analysis of Media Attention to Deaths of Black Americans in Police Confrontations, 2013–2016 

      Zuckerman, Ethan; Matias, J. Nathan; Bhargava, Rahul; Bermejo, Fernando; Ko, Allan (The International Journal of Communication, 2019)
      Media coverage of deaths of unarmed people of color at the hands of police sharply increased after the high-profile death of Michael Brown. We analyze a novel set of media data to understand reasons for this rise and to ...