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Browse the talks below to learn more about Boston Civic Media, local case studies, and lessons on topics ranging from impact assessment to engagement approaches.

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Boston's Chief Resiliency Officer Atiya Martin discusses the role of implicit bias in climate justice.

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A lightning talk by media scholar Beth Coleman at an April 2016 Boston Civic Media (bostoncivic.media) event on Impact Assessment and Evaluation at the MIT Media Lab. See slides here: bit.ly/1WFHuL6

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Andrea Parker, Assistant Professor at Northeastern University in the College of Computer & Information Science shares approaches to evaluation at a Boston Civic Media event in April 2016 at the MIT Media Lab. See slides here: bit.ly/1SbcPUi

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Dan O’brien, the Research Director with Boston Area Research Initiative shared two data-driven resources related to BARI’s central question of how to leverage the flood of big data to make the most use of it.

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Media scholar Sasha Costanza-Chock (MIT) speaks on transformative media impact at Boston Civic Media's (bostoncivic.media) April 2016 event at the MIT Media Lab.

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Catherine D'Ignazio explains the goals and structure of Boston Civic Media for a quarterly meeting focused on Civic Media Impact Assessment and Evaluation.

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An introduction to Boston Civic Media's (bostoncivic.media/) April 2016 event on Civic Media Impact and Assessment by PhD Researcher Erhardt Graeff. Slides available here: http://bit.ly/29HwPzC

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Nicole is the Start Strong Program Director where she works with youth on campaigns related to teen dating violence prevention, healthy break-ups, media literacy and more.

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Margarita Barrios Ponce is the Director of Plural, a communications firm for mission-driven organizations as well as a part-time faculty for Northeastern’s Art + Design department.

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Nigel Jacob is a co-founder of the New Urban Mechanics where he guides projects that invent the future of city services. His team works across departments to connect the city with community needs to experiment collaboratively.

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In January 2016, Boston Civic Media gathered 65 researchers and practitioners from over 24 different universities, community organizations, and government agencies in the Boston area to discuss the barriers, opportunities, and affordances of academic-community collaboration. The 3-hour event offered a variety of talks and case studies as well as interactive exercises and discussions for problem solving.

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Catherine introduces the mission, goals, and structure of Boston Civic Media.

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Data Therapy is an approach to building capacity among community organizations to creatively tell their stories with data. Rahul Bhargava, a Research Scientist at the MIT Center for Civic Media, shared his experiences using artistic approaches to engage people with data and discover the stories within it.

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Liat Racin is a Research Coordinator for the first Boston Civic Media project about finding mutual benefits for community-academic partnerships. Liat briefly introduced the historical context of the IRB process where researchers apply for approval from the Institutional Review Board, an ethical committee, prior to beginning a project in order to prove the rationale and significance of their study in light of legal and ethical liabilities.

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Dan O’brien, the Research Director with Boston Area Research Initiative shared two data-driven resources related to BARI’s central question of how to leverage the flood of big data to make the most use of it.

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Erhardt introduces the discipline of civic media in the first Boston Civic Media kick-off meeting.

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Paul Mihailidis, Media Literacy Scholar, showcases case studies from civicmediaproject.org.

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BCM Director Catherine introduces Boston Civic Media.

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Justin Reich speaks on education research evaluation at Boston Civic Media's (bostoncivic.media) April 2016 event on Civic Media Impact and Assessment at the MIT Media Lab.

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In the second annual Boston Civic Media conference on Technology, Design, and Social Impact, City Councillor Ayanna Pressley shares her perspectives on pressing social justices issues for designers, researchers, and technologists to work on.

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In the second annual Boston Civic Media conference on Technology, Design, and Social Impact, Participatory Design Scholar and Leader Ceasar McDowell presents on Designing for the Margins. See the slide deck here: bit.ly/28NHvMG.

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In the second annual Boston Civic Media conference on Technology, Design, and Social Impact, the program leadership presents the background, goals, and structure of Boston Civic Media.

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In the second annual Boston Civic Media conference on Technology, Design, and Social Impact, Media Literacy scholar Paul Mihailidis presents the core concepts of media literacy and their value in civic life as they relate to voice, agency, and power. View the slides here: bit.ly/28QvTav.

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In the second annual Boston Civic Media conference on Technology, Design, and Social Impact, Karin Goodfellow, Director of the City of Boston's Art Commission explains how the city bridges social practice and civic design through public art. View the slides here: bit.ly/28Ut7ib.

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In the second annual Boston Civic Media conference on Technology, Design, and Social Impact, Ryanne Olsen, Director of Emerge MA discusses the gender gap in political office and how to support women running for public office. View the slides here: bit.ly/28NXUhu.

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A featured speaker from the May 2016 Disco Tech put on by MIT and the Engagement Lab.

District Coordinator for Strategic Partnerships, SEIU Local 32BJ New England District 615. In her talk Khalida introduces SEIU.

A Co-op DiscoTech (shorthand for a Cooperative Economy Discovering Technology fair) is an event designed for people of all backgrounds and skill levels to learn about how technology can be used to support the growth of the cooperative economy.

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A featured speaker from the May 2016 Disco Tech put on by MIT and the Engagement Lab. Micky Metts is a member of Agaric, a worker owned cooperative of web developers. In her talk Micky unpacks concepts of decolonization of the self, and of self care in collaborative space. A Co-op DiscoTech (shorthand for a Cooperative Economy Discovering Technology fair) is an event designed for people of all backgrounds and skill levels to learn about how technology can be used to support the growth of the cooperative economy.

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A featured speaker from the May 2016 Disco Tech put on by MIT and the Engagement Lab. Joel Wool an environmental organizer and media professional at Clean Water Action. In his talk Joel calls us to ask "what if we lived in a more fare, just, and democratic economy?" A Co-op DiscoTech (shorthand for a Cooperative Economy Discovering Technology fair) is an event designed for people of all backgrounds and skill levels to learn about how technology can be used to support the growth of the cooperative economy.

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A featured speaker from the May 2016 Disco Tech put on by MIT and the Engagement Lab. Yochai Benkler is an author and the Berkman Professor of Entrepreneurial Legal Studies at Harvard Law School. In his talk Yochai illustrates why he is enthusiastic, but cautious about Co - ops. A Co-op DiscoTech (shorthand for a Cooperative Economy Discovering Technology fair) is an event designed for people of all backgrounds and skill levels to learn about how technology can be used to support the growth of the cooperative economy.

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An overview of art-based pedagogy on sustainability topics at the Mass College of Art and Design

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Updates on policy research and action at the Union of Concerned Scientists

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Boston's Chief Resiliency Officer Atiya Martin discusses the role of implicit bias in climate justice.

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Cross-campus divestment efforts are summarized by student leader James DeCunzo.

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The environmental justice history and needs of Chelsea, MA are presented.

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Journalist rhetoric and media production on climate justice are reviewed by David Abel through the lens of two of his recent films.

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