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Articles tagged MIT Media Lab (22)

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Liam Andrew    July 2, 2014
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    Oct. 9, 2013
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    July 15, 2013
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    March 7, 2013
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    Feb. 25, 2013
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    Nov. 13, 2012
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    Oct. 1, 2012
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    Sept. 12, 2012
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    July 12, 2012
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    June 20, 2012
At this year’s MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference, two back-to-back presentations wowed us with new ideas.