Starting in Fall 2016, the Engagement Lab @ Emerson College will launch an intensive 12-month residential masterâ€™s degree program in Civic Media, Art & Practice (CMAP).
CMAP is centered around the production of a creative thesis project that will be situated within the theories and methodologies explored during coursework. Through the lasting connections forged with a wide array of organizational partners encountered during the program, CMAP graduates will be well-positioned to create their own avenues for work across a range of careers -- from leadership roles in innovation offices of municipal governments to creative digital roles at foundations and corporations focused on social responsibility -- implementing technologies and practices for civic engagement.
The deadline to apply for fellowship consideration is March 1st 2016. Learn more here.
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Project Launch: DataBasic is a Set of Online Tools Making Data Analysis Fun
Lab Fellow Catherine D'Ignazio, along with her colleague Rahul Bhargava from MIT Media Labâ€™s Center for Civic Media, have launched DataBasic, a suite of easy-to-use web tools designed to make statistical and content analysis more accessible to a general, non-technical audience.
DataBasic was created to help introduce concepts of working with two kinds of discrete data sets: spreadsheets and large text files. â€œThe basic idea here is that these are very introductory tools,â€ said Dâ€™Ignazio, â€œand all of them are focused around beginning data literacy concepts.â€
In January 2016, Boston Civic Media gathered 65 researchers and practitioners from over 24 different universities, community organizations, and government agencies in the Boston area to discuss the barriers, opportunities, and affordances of academic-community collaboration. During the 3-hour event we offered a variety of talks and case studies as well as interactive exercises and discussions for problem solving.Click here to read more. . .