Social media often goes very wrong. Making it right requires a vision for how social media can help, not harm, society.
Evaluating Civic Technology Design for Citizen Empowerment
The Constant Atlas: Mapping Public Data for Individuals and Their Cities
A conversation with Ethan Zuckerman, media scholar and inventor of the pop-up ad, on the original sin of advertising and the web’s lost deca
April 9, 2018
Helping readers slow down, ask questions, and find reasoned opposing views may foster civil discourse online
…We may have helped create the AI monster here in the Hub, but it turns out we’re also the ones fighting to keep it on a leash, with a Ju...
With Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple dominating their respective online markets, we plebeians visit fewer sites than we used to ...
“A public social media platform would have the civic mission of providing us a diverse and global view of the world.”
There’s no "silver-bullet technical solution" to the challenges in decentralizing the web.
Director of the MIT Center for Civic Media Ethan Zuckerman talks about activism, technology and the future of the digital ecosystem.
Our winners reflect the hopes that led to the award in the first place. Drs Hanna-Attisha and Edwards are scientists who became activists
Congratulations to winners Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha and Professor Marc Edwards
Speakers from varied fields—activism, politics, law, health, religion, media, tech, and more—all focused on responsible disobedience.
Our World, Our Data: Taking Collective Responsibility for Citizen and Environmental SensingWe live in a world increasingly driven by data...
I joined the MIT Media Lab six years ago, as the head of the Center for Civic Media. Nathan Matias was one of my first two students (alon...
I suspect that both the left and the right are overfocusing on fake news. Preliminary analysis conducted by the Media Cloud team at MIT a...
The M.I.T. Media Lab’s proposition is simple: Break the rules or shake up the status quo, and you might win $250,000 in cash — no strings...
Towards a Global Brain: Tim O'Reilly in conversation with Director of Center for Civic Media Ethan Zuckerman.
Susan Crawford in conversation with Center for Civic Media Director Ethan Zuckerman.
Alfredo Corchado in conversation with Center for Civic Media Director Ethan Zuckerman.
Technology Driving Global Media and Finance: Peter Grauer, Vladimir Kliatchko, and Shawn Edwards in conversation at the Media Lab.
Director for International Freedom of Expression Jillian York in conversation with Director for Center for Civic Media Ethan Zuckerman.
Marco Kaltofen in conversation with the Media Lab's Joi Ito and Ethan Zuckerman.
AbstractWe live in a computational culture—a culture in which we are surrounded by computational systems and interfaces, from social network
Helen Margetts in conversation with Director of Center for Civic Media Ethan Zuckerman.
Intisar Rabb and Manal Omar in conversation with Center for Civic Media Director Ethan Zuckerman.
Our tastes and predilections for food are based neither on instinct or information, but cultural factors that are frequently derived from...
"Making media and putting it out in the world is a really powerful way of engaging with social change."