Recent news from the Center for Civic Media

Recent news from the Center for Civic Media

Happy Scratch Day

Via Mitch Resnick and others...

Scratch Day is a worldwide network of gatherings, where people will come together to meet other Scratchers, share projects and experiences, and learn more about Scratch.

David P. Reed speaks on activism, technology, and social systems

This talk was filmed as part of Chris Csikszentmihalyi's "Call for Action!" class during MIT's independent activities period, winter 2009. The class studied and built mobile tools for community organization.

David P. Reed speaks on activism, technology, and social systems

This talk was filmed as part of Chris Csikszentmihalyi's "Call for Action!" class during MIT's independent activities period, winter 2009. The class studied and built mobile tools for community organization.


Adjunct Professor David P. Reed's research focuses on designing systems that manage, communicate, and manipulate information shared among people. He is best known for co-developing the Internet design principle known as the "end-to-end argument" (with MIT Professors J.H. Saltzer and David D. Clark), and "Reed's Law," which describes the economics of group formation in networks.

Katrin Verclas speaks on mobile technologies for social impact

This talk was filmed as part of Chris Csikszentmihalyi's "Call for Action!" class during MIT's independent activities period, winter 2009. The class studied and built mobile tools for community organization.

Co-Founder/Editor, MobileActive.org

Katrin Verclas speaks on mobile technologies for social impact

This talk was filmed as part of Chris Csikszentmihalyi's "Call for Action!" class during MIT's independent activities period, winter 2009. The class studied and built mobile tools for community organization.

Co-Founder/Editor, MobileActive.org

Katrin Verclas is co-founder and editor of MobileActive.org, a global network of practitioners using mobile phones in social change work. She was, until recently, also the Executive Director of NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network, the national association of IT professionals working in the more than one million nonprofit organizations in the United States.

Katrin is passionate about the use of technology in democratic participation, economic empowerment, community organizing, and government accountability.

She believes in the importance of community, the power of networks, the good will of people, our ability to collaborate for a common good, the inherent political-ness of everyday life, and the power of people using technology to better this world.

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