from Ethan’s book Rewire:
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.
- 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)
- ways of creating serendipity
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..
- celebrate bridge figures
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
- cultivate xenophiles
perhaps xenophiles come from facilitating daily curiosities, amping up the neocortex – so that people can’t not explore/risk/dare/dream
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
Global Voices (@globalvoices) tweeted at 5:30 AM – 27 Dec 2017 :
How Can We Keep the Internet Open and Safe for All Voices? https://t.co/P9pQaAZNpl “The Internet is ours and we need to reclaim it” @giovanna_sal #GV2017 https://t.co/ezJj5yExqC (http://twitter.com/globalvoices/status/945995203445428225?s=17)
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” https://t.co/aMiIIvxtp0 “a multimedia laboratory that seeks new ways of telling stories about women and their influence on social change” https://t.co/iZoDvp0cJi (http://twitter.com/globalvoices/status/991283854269911040?s=17)
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. https://t.co/BSqbRDa7VK https://t.co/BjgWOTXeCh
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/rmack/status/1221805804820598784