Monthly Archives: September 2014

Media in Context: A Hackathon by Al Jazeera

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Today we are announcing a great project we are working on with the Innovation and Research Group at Al Jazeera!  Al Jazeera is organizing its inaugural hackathon focused on the future of media and technology.   The event will be held in Doha, Qatar this November. If selected, you’ll collaborate with some of the most innovative minds in media and journalism to imagine the future of news and information. We’re taking applications from designers, developers, media experts, and…

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The Visualizations of Mass Collaboration

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When confronted with a monolithic table of numbers and words, such as that which summarizes the 2014 National Day of Civic Hacking, the default response of many is either confusion or panic. It is a well-established truth that the human brain is not well equipped to glean meaning from patterns and trends when they are embedded in spreadsheet form. This makes perfect sense! Throughout our evolutionary history, man’s life has rarely been at the mercy...
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