Tag: conference

by J. Nathan Matias

If anything sums up this year’s MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference, it was MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito’s argument for creativity and risk, encouraging us to pursue visions that we do not yet know how to describe. The Civic Media Conference is a new breed of gathering for networked thinking and doing: action research woven […] more »

by Desiree Everts

The MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference has just wrapped up in Cambridge, Mass., and Michael Maness, who leads Knight’s Journalism and Media Innovation program, gave a closing presentation that highlighted key quotes and ideas that grabbed people’s attention over the duration of the event. Ethan Zuckerman, director of the Center for Civic Media at MIT, started […] more »

by Matt Stempeck

ROFLCon returned recently to MIT, bringing together the things and people who are famous on the Internet. Ethan Zuckerman, the director of the MIT Media Lab Center for Civic Media and co-founder of the citizen journalist network Global Voices, was the moderator. He’s probably best known for the Cute Cat Theory of Digital Activism. There […] more »

by J. Nathan Matias

Today with MIT Civic Media Center’s Matt Stempeck and Stephen Suen, I’m live-blogging ROFLCon, a conference for things and people who are famous on the Internet. The livenote index is here. Christina Xu, the event organizer, starts off ROFLCon to cheers. It’s an amazingly packed venue. “One out of eight people in this room have […] more »

by Jessica Mayberry

A few days ago Vince Stehle from the Knight Foundation invited me to the Think Social’s The #Promise conference in New York, and so I organized babysitting for my new son and came for the day. The conference was about how companies are using social media to advance their goals, and many people (mostly very […] more »

by Jessica Mayberry

I just returned from TED India, where I was one of the 100 TED Fellows invited to attend the event. My head is spinning with all the new ideas and my pockets are heavy with business cards. This was undoubtedly the best networking event I’ve been to. The people on stage were only marginally more […] more »

by David Sasaki

What is the state of the global blogosphere? Where is participatory media growing the fastest? And where, for that matter, are new voices being restricted by state censorship? Is social media actually changing the electoral landscape in emerging democracies like Armenia, Kenya, and Venezuela? Has the promise of an international, barrier-free, multilingual conversation finally become […] more »

by Paul Lamb

Once again, another conference that didn’t fully leverage technology tools to help people connect, make new friends, and collaborate instantly and on the fly….I am speaking of this week’s Online News Asscociation Conference in Toronto. Here’s how it might have been different: • Conference attendees provide some basic profile information and tag key interests using […] more »