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Recent news from the Center for Civic Media

This Week in Civic Media: VoIP Drupal workshop Wednesday

From the Center

  • Mitch Resnick named one of @fastcompany's 100 Most Creative People
  • Jeffrey Yoo Warren Grapples With the Enormity of Gulf Spill @grassrootsmapping
  • Congrats to our colleagues @amerigo, Ryan O'Toole, Jeff Warren, and @jlev on MIT Commencement

Center Events: VoIP Drupal workshop Wednesday

  • Make and receive phone calls from a website: join us for a #voipDrupal workshop in NYC Wednesday


Video: Civic Media Session, "Civic Disobedience"

(For great detail about the "Civic Disobedience" session, check out moderator Ethan Zuckerman's write-up.)

Watch the full video...

This Week in Civic Media: "Will I Fit In?", Post Secret via QR

From the Center

Media in Transition 7

  • Podcast: "Media in Transition 7: Unstable Platforms" with @jbenton @mleccese and more #MiT7

Future of News

"Critical Pessimism" Revisted: An Open Letter to Adam Fish

A few weeks ago, Adam Fish called me out through his blog, Savage Minds, for what he saw as a harsh and unfair representation of the Media Reform movement in the final paragraphs of my book, Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide. He did so for the most part by simply reprinting my own words to frame a story he wrote about the recent Media Reform conference.

I was a bit surprised to find myself singled out as an enemy of the Media Reform movement. If I am the biggest obstacle to your success, you are much closer to victory than I had previously imagined. :-)

The experience was uncomfortable for me, but in a very constructive way, in that it has forced me to revisit my own words and reflect on how much my thinking has changed since I wrote them. It also hit at the end of the term so I am only now able to share some of these reflections with you.


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