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from Ethan’s book Rewire:

global voices:

We curate, searching through the vastness of participatory content to find the bits that illuminate issues, concerns, and lives in other parts of the world. We translate, opening a conversation beyond its linguistic borders. And we contextualize, explaining what events mean to people on the ground and what they might mean to you.

via Ethan Zuckerman 
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thinking through these:
    • we have to figure out a way to rewire the systems we have

perhaps the platform is now in each head.. perhaps a key to rewire the systems, is zooming out far enough to an ecosystem that takes in the four questions below. in the city (ecosystem of eclectic people/resources) as the day (open/shared ecosystem of time/energy)

perhaps by using people’s talking to self as data, every day, in the city, perhaps serendipity has a lot to do with synchronicity – at least initially – till we get to (or back to0) us..

perhaps – bridge figures (those who live in two worlds, ie: white african) are simply artists – those who have found the thing they can’t not do.. perhaps bridging goes beyond people, and into art, can you bridge a person from the point of their curiosity today, to finding their people

perhaps xenophiles come from facilitating daily curiosities, amping up the neocortex – so that people can’t not explore/risk/dare/dream

a few posts from the past….

4 questions about civic media:
moving to mit to seek answers
1) How do we map and understand media ecosystems?

in the city – as the day – the brain as aggregator o
2) How do we help marginal and rarely-heard voices find an audience?”

at the city level – facilitate curiosities daily
3) How do we encourage productive participation?

by starting at each individual curiosity
4) How do we help communities annotate physical spaces? How do we make civic maps? 

perhaps myblocnyc – ness


world pulse


Global Voices (@globalvoices) tweeted at 5:30 AM – 27 Dec 2017 :

How Can We Keep the Internet Open and Safe for All Voices? “The Internet is ours and we need to reclaim it” @giovanna_sal #GV2017 (

try idio-jargon/self-talk as the day [aka: not part\ial.. for (blank)’s sake]

ie: hlb via 2 convos that io dance.. as the day..[aka: not part\ial.. for (blank)’s sake…]..  a nother way

tech as it could be


Global Voices (@globalvoices) tweeted at 5:51 AM – 1 May 2018 :

Women’s Voices in Mexico: “Having your voice heard is a revolutionary act” “a multimedia laboratory that seeks new ways of telling stories about women and their influence on social change” (

perhaps less about telling (your) stories than grokking/being your story.. ie: 2 convos .. as the day


Incredibly saddened to learn of the passing of Lina Ben M’henni who wrote for @globalvoices before and shortly after the Arab Spring. Her pieces from 2009-2011 document Tunisian online activism against censorship and repression.

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