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To gain insights into how digital technologies can make local governments more responsive and deepen citizen engagement, we are studying the Spanish town of Jun (population 3,500). For the last ...
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Media Cloud is a platform for studying media ecosystems—the relationships between professional and citizen media, between online and offline sources. By tracking millions of stories published online, the system allows ...
Sparking discussion about the social, cultural, and ethical implications of emerging technologies through design and storytelling
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