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Terra Incognita: Live in the Chrome Store

Terra Incognita: 1000 Cities of the World is a global news game and recommendation system designed to help you discover relevant, fun, weird, interesting or stereotype-busting information about 1000 global cities.

We have just launched Terra Incognita in the Chrome Web Store so you can install it right here and right now.

The only requirement is that you need to use Google Chrome to browse the web (since it's a Chrome extension). And we are still in the process of running our user study so there are a couple of forms to fill out on your way into the application. All comments, questions, bugs and feature suggestions can be sent to Catherine (moi). Thank you for your participation!

Iyad Rahwan on Scalable Civics

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Iyad Rahwan is giving a special talk today at the MIT Media Lab. Here's his bio from the event announcement:

 

Iyad Rahwan, a native of Aleppo, Syria, is an associate professor at

Reclaiming Public Space/Surveillance and Control

WARNING: PERCEPTION REQUIRES INVOLVEMENT. By Antoni Muntadas, 2012. Presented at the Pavement Gallery.

This weekend I moderated a panel for Public Space: Lost & Found, a symposium in honor of the work of Antoni Muntadas who has taught in the Art, Culture and Technology program at MIT for more than thirty years. Here is my introduction of our panel and its issues, along with some of the questions I had for the panelists at the end. If I can track it down, I will try to post the full video from the event because the speakers and respondents on the panel were amazing.

Terra Incognita: Call for Participation in our Pilot Study

I've been working with Ethan Zuckerman and Matt Stempeck on an alpha version of Terra Incognita: 1000 Cities of the World, a news game and recommendation system designed to help you discover relevant, fun, weird, interesting or stereotype-busting information about 1000 global cities. We are getting veeeeeery close to an alpha version and now we need users!

Can you help us with our first user study?

Sign up here to participate in our user study on the system. Participants in the study get an advance look at Terra Incognita and the opportunity to play a significant role in shaping its development.

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