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Evaluating Civic Technology Design for Citizen Empowerment

Graeff, Erhardt (2018). Evaluating Civic Technology Design for Citizen Empowerment. PhD Thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Gender Shades: Intersectional Accuracy Disparities in Commercial Gender Classification

Buolamwini, J., Gebru, T. "Gender Shades: Intersectional Accuracy Disparities in Commercial Gender Classification." Proceedings of Machine Learning Research 81:1–15, 2018 Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency

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Mission Wildlife: An Augmented Reality Approach to Engaging People About Threats to Endangered Species at a Zoo

Ho, P. H., Miller, G. A., Wang M. Y., Haleftiras, N., Zuckerman, E. 2017. Mission Wildlife: An Augmented Reality Approach to Engaging People About Threats to Endangered Species at a Zoo. In proceedings of Unobtrusive User Experiences with Technology in Nature (NatureCHI'17) at the 19th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI'17).

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Gender Shades

Buolamwini, J. (2017, MIT Master's Thesis) Gender Shades: Intersectional Phenotypic and Demographic Evaluation of Face Datasets and Gender Classifiers

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Data Sculptures as a Playful and Low-Tech Introduction to Working with Data

Bhargava, R., & D’Ignazio, C. (2017). Data Sculptures as a Playful and Low-Tech Introduction to Working with Data. Presented at the Designing Interactive Systems, Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Governing Human and Machine Behavior in an Experimenting Society

Matias, J. N. (2017). Governing Human and Machine Behavior in an Experimenting Society (Thesis). Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Ant-Based Modeling: Agent-Based City Simulation with Ants

Ho, P. H., Smuts, C., Kayser, M. A., Hernandez, J. 2017. Ant-Based Modeling: Agent-Based City Simulation with Ants. In Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ‘17).

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Data Murals: Using the Arts to Build Data Literacy

Bhargava, R., Kadouaki, R., Bhargava, E., Castro, G., & D’Ignazio, C. (2016). Data Murals: Using the Arts to Build Data Literacy. The Journal of Community Informatics, 12(3).

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DataBasic: Design Principles, Tools and Activities for Data Literacy Learners

D’Ignazio, C., & Bhargava, R. (2016). DataBasic: Design Principles, Tools and Activities for Data Literacy Learners. The Journal of Community Informatics, 12(3).

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Youth Digital Activism

Graeff, Erhardt. 2016. ‘Youth Digital Activism.’ In Youth Civic Engagement: United Nations World Youth Report. New York, NY: United Nations, pp. 95–107.

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Strike Debt and the Rolling Jubilee—Building a Debt Resistance Movement

Graeff, Erhardt. 2016. ‘Strike Debt and the Rolling Jubilee—Building a Debt Resistance Movement.’ In Gordon, E. & Mihailidis, P., eds., Civic Media: Technology, Design, Practice. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, pp. 137–146.

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Approaches to Building Big Data Literacy

D’Ignazio, C., & Bhargava, R. (2015). Approaches to Building Big Data Literacy. In Bloomberg Data for Good Exchange 2015. New York, NY, USA.

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FOLD: an open platform for adding context to stories

Hope, A. "FOLD: an open platform for adding context to stories"

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Mapjack: a mobile based Wiki for collaborative map making

Ntabathia, J. "Mapjack: a mobile based Wiki for collaborative map making"

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The International Affiliation Network of YouTube Trends

Platt, E. L., Bhargava, R., & Zuckerman, E. (2015). The International Affiliation Network of YouTube Trends.

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A Feminist HCI Approach to Designing Postpartum Technologies: 'When I first saw a breast pump I was wondering if it was a joke.'

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Designing Tools and Activities for Data Literacy Learners

Bhargava, R., & D’Ignazio, C. (2015). Designing Tools and Activities for Data Literacy Learners. In Wed Science: Data Literacy Workshop. Oxford, UK.

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Binders Full of Election Memes: Participatory Culture Invades the 2012 U.S. Election

Graeff, Erhardt. 2015. ‘Binders Full of Election Memes: Participatory Culture Invades the 2012 U.S. Election.’ Civic Media Project.

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Making Drones Civic: Values and Design Principles for Civic Technology

Graeff, Erhardt and J. Nathan Matias. 2015. ‘Making Drones Civic: Values and Design Principles for Civic Technology.’ Presented during the “Unmanned Rights: Drone Use By Civil Society” panel at ISA 56th Annual Convention, New Orleans, Feb 20.

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Engineering Serendipity: Terra Incognita And Other Strange Encounters With Global News

D'Ignazio, C. "Engineering Serendipity: Terra Incognita And Other Strange Encounters With Global News"

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Action Path: A Location-based Tool for Civic Reflection and Engagement

Graef, E. "Action Path: A Location-based Tool for Civic Reflection and Engagement"

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CLIFF-CLAVIN: Determining Geographic Focus for News Articles

D’Ignazio, C., Bhargava, R., Zuckerman, E., & Beck, L. (2014). CLIFF-CLAVIN: Determining geographic focus for news. In NewsKDD: Data Science for News Publishing, at KDD 2014. New York, NY, USA.

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Challenges for Personal Behavior Change Research on Information Diversity

Matias, J. Nathan, Agapie, Elena, D’Ignazio, Catherine, and Graeff, Erhardt. 2014. ‘Challenges for Personal Behavior Change Research on Information Diversity.’ CHI 2014 Workshop on Personalizing Behavior Change Technologies.

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The battle for ‘Trayvon Martin’: Mapping a media controversy online and off-line

Graeff, Erhardt, Stempeck, Matt, & Zuckerman, Ethan. 2014 ‘The Battle for “Trayvon Martin”: Mapping a Media Controversy Online and Off-line.’ First Monday, 19, no. 2.

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Networked Tactics for Gender Representation in the News

Matias, J. N. "Networked Tactics for Gender Representation in the News"

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Participatory Aid Marketplace Designing Online Channels for Digital Humanitarians

Stempeck, M. "Participatory Aid Marketplace Designing Online Channels for Digital Humanitarians"

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What We Should Do Before the Social Bots Take Over: Online Privacy Protection and the Political Economy of Our Near Future

Graeff, E. 2013. ‘What We Should Do Before the Social Bots Take Over: Online Privacy Protection and the Political Economy of Our Near Future.’ Presented at Media in Transition 8: Public Media, Private Media, MIT, Cambridge, May 5.

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Grassroots Mapping: Tools for Participatory Community Mapping at Low Cost

Warren, J. "Grassroots Mapping: Tools for Participatory Community Mapping at Low Cost"

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FollowBias: Supporting Behavior Change Toward Gender Equality by Networked Gatekeepers on Social Media

Matias, J. N., Szalavitz, S., Zuckerman, E. FollowBias: Supporting Behavior Change Toward Gender Equality by Networked Gatekeepers on Social Media. In Proceedings of the 20th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing. ACM