Archive for the ‘research’ Category

If a comment falls in the forest…

Posted on Sunday, April 19th, 2009 by Nick in research | Comments Off

Dana Milbank of the Washington Post has an apology for his readers.

A random walk in the commons

Posted on Thursday, April 2nd, 2009 by Nick in research | 2 Comments »

On March 25th, Leif K-Brooks, a high school student, launched a whole new way to chat: Omegle.

Transforming the Public Sphere

Posted on Friday, March 6th, 2009 by Jeremy in research | Comments Off

I am finding “CyberDemocracy: Internet and the Public Sphere” immensely useful in understanding the transformation of the public sphere within the space of networked technologies and social media.

Marketing a New Language

Posted on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009 by Ona in research | Comments Off

Here’s another interesting “Blip” from the NY Times about language, although its being used here for marketing — effective marketing.

Neimann: Limited Vocabulary

Posted on Friday, February 27th, 2009 by Alie in research | Comments Off

A couple pertinent excerpts from illustrator Christoph Neiman’s blog post titled “I LEGO N.Y.”

Contexts

Posted on Monday, February 23rd, 2009 by Ona in research | 1 Comment »

Okay, if anything, the links are slightly more helpful in thinking about rules applied to public forums. But most of this post is a small thought I had that applies.

Limited language

Posted on Saturday, February 21st, 2009 by Nick in process, research | 1 Comment »

We talked a bit in our last meeting about working with limited vocabulary and how it can change communication. This is an extension of one of my favorite design tools: rules.

A Criteria for the Net-public Sphere

Posted on Saturday, February 21st, 2009 by Jeremy in process, research | 1 Comment »

I want to emphasize a more nuanced assessment of online deliberations in order to avoid overly pessimistic assumptions about such interactions.

Lupton/Miller: Pictographs

Posted on Monday, February 16th, 2009 by Alie in research | Comments Off

Here’s a particularly interesting excerpt on pictographs…

Post about Posting for the Most

Posted on Monday, February 16th, 2009 by Ona in research | Comments Off

Hello: I’m posting some of those sites I found and some alternatives for what I couldn’t find again.

Using YouTube Videos

Posted on Monday, February 16th, 2009 by Jethro in research | 1 Comment »

So it turns out that using YouTube videos is very easy if you have a built in camera on the Mac. Although it took some time the first couple times…

TED talk: Limited Vocabulary

Posted on Friday, February 13th, 2009 by Alie in research | Comments Off

So in order to keep up my posting streak, I’m going to lean on TED again. Here’s an interesting example of limited vocabulary in story-telling. It’s called “A Story of Mixed Emoticons.”

Curation as Message

Posted on Friday, February 13th, 2009 by Alie in research | Comments Off

Trying to relate our issue to issues in exhibition design.

The Spectacle

Posted on Wednesday, February 11th, 2009 by Hunter in research | 3 Comments »

The balance of garnering public interest and fostering meaningful discourse.

Research LOL!

Posted on Monday, February 9th, 2009 by Jeremy in process, research | 3 Comments »

In which Jeremy and Nick IM about the SMSC project, Star Trek, Borges and other ephemera in the most civilized manner.

Where are the commons?

Posted on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009 by Nick in research | 4 Comments »

In our work at the Action Mill, we talk about “taking action in the commons” as an important component of social change work. But what do we mean by the “commons?”

A Few Conceptual Threads

Posted on Monday, February 2nd, 2009 by Jeremy in research | 3 Comments »

Quickly documenting several pertinent research threads after our most recent group discussion.

TED talk: Turning Point for Social Media

Posted on Friday, January 30th, 2009 by Alie in research | 4 Comments »

A great TED talk that addresses some of my concerns and hopes for the project.

Technology Is a Tool

Posted on Saturday, August 2nd, 2008 by Jeremy in process, research | 2 Comments »

…and the tools one chooses are dependent upon the problems and goals at hand.

Some Things We’re Reading

Posted on Monday, July 21st, 2008 by Jeremy in research | 1 Comment »

A few things we’re reading about community organizing and participatory research.