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From Ann Larson and Aaron Smith: In 2012, as part of Strike Debt, we launched the Rolling Jubilee, a project to purchase debt for pennies on the dollar and abolish it. The campaign, which erased almost $16 million in debt for people in...
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In this Civic Media Lunch, the MIT Center for Civic Media welcomed Jon Rubin, co-creator of Conflict Kitchen, a Pittsburgh restaurant (and art project) that serves food only from countries the U.S. is in conflict with. Read a full wri...
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The law is the most important data set in every democracy, and making law is the most important civic process. Yet the law is often the hardest information to find, use and build with, while the lawmaking process is often the most opaque...
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For the last couple years, Morgan has focused on tracking and preventing digital attacks against high risk user groups - primarily journalists, dissidents, and activists. Increasingly, these attacks are being carried out by nation-states...
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Participatory media and democracy are both concerned with the relationships possible between people: democracy as a mode of associated living is identified by the quality and purpose of interactions between people; participatory media fi...
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Maps both conceal and reveal. City planning maps continue to privilege built form and an idealized public with assumed spatial practices. Annette discusses the experimental maps of her research group SLAB that analyze ubiquitous and over...
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What if we could peer into the brain to determine guilt or innocence? Could advances in neuroscience help reform our criminal justice system? On Tuesday, September 17th, the McGovern Institute hosted a discussion with a distinguished gr...
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