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Open Source Feminism: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

learning guide by Vanessa Gennarelli Anyone can edit Wikipedia—but less than 10 percent of people who actually do edit the world’s largest encyclopedia are women. At this event, people of all genders can learn how to edit Wikipedia for the very first time or put their existing open source skills to use in the company of nerdy friends. We’ll be focusing on adding and improving the entries for queer and feminist artists and writers. Have

Posted in Media-Making

Co-Design A Civic Learning Course

This 1-3 hour workshop invites high school students to develop civics coursework for their school built around specific civic technologies that already exist. Andover Students from high school students’ visit to the MIT Center for Civic Media, photos by Alex Anderlik Goals and Values What were your activity’s community goals? (could be as simple as getting participants to show up, or demonstrate the value of collective creativity, or a particular goal for impacting your community) For the

Posted in Citizen Monitoring, Learning What is Civic?, Media-Making, Sensors, Youth Designed

Trash Olympics

 The Trash Olympics project engages young people in the design and implementation of neighborhood games involving garbage cleanup.   (learning guide by Leo Burd) Goals and Values What were your activity’s community goals?  Reflect about and raise awareness (of kids and adults) to garbage-related issues that affect their neighborhood Do something to improve the existing situation Provide kids with a voice (note: this is a project that has been conceived/idealized by young people themselves based

Posted in Community Impact, Media-Making, Youth Designed