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Articles tagged MIT Media Lab (22)

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Liam Andrew    
Two MIT Media Labbers are developing a “context curation platform” that aims to explain what you need to know without taking you out of the reading experience.
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Justin Ellis    
The director of the MIT Media Lab compares the worlds of media and tech, and says “When you’re sinking, you have two ways to go: You can bet the house on something, go all in, or you can try to become smaller and smaller until you disappear.”
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Linda Kinstler    
A modular prototype aims to become a “Wolfram Alpha for government” by allowing developers to plug in their own APIs.
Knight Prototype Fund winner Hollaback helps women who have been sexually harassed in public report their experience to city officials
Caroline O'Donovan    
Those grants, and five others, come from Knight’s Prototype Fund, its quick-turn tool for funding the testing of new ideas.
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Justin Ellis    
The agency, home to more than 500 terabytes of electronic files alone, faces some of the same problems that data journalists do.
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Nieman Lab Staff    
Matt Stempeck’s Gmail extension aims to automatically detect bogus claims and help guide you (or your hysterical relative) back to sanity.
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Justin Ellis    
A Knight Foundation grant will allow the Globe and MIT’s Center for Civic Media to build tools for newsgathering and reader engagement.
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Justin Ellis    
Upheaval in the media business has enabled advocacy groups to better deliver their message by producing something that looks like journalism.
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Andrew Phelps    
Dan Schultz’s BS-detection software really works, but there are a lot of technology issues — and people issues — getting in the way of a mainstream product.
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Andrew Phelps    
At this year’s MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference, two back-to-back presentations wowed us with new ideas.
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Andrew Phelps    
Adding metadata to hyperlinks, finding stories in ordinary datasets, providing context for impossibly big numbers.
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Andrew Phelps    
“There’s a sense in which storytelling is really a deep part of our behavior — the way we relate to objects and experiences in the world.”
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Joshua Benton    
The man who led Al Jazeera to global prominence will be speaking at the Media Lab Friday, both about the Arab Spring and the media ecosystem that surrounded it.
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Andrew Phelps    
Clay Johnson likens our fatty media diets to our love of cheap junk food. But he thinks there’s a market opening for higher-quality content.
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Walter Frick    
A modest proposal for a new way to structure and assess the claims we make — and the conclusions we draw — in the digital space.