Category Archives: Open Innovation

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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A Promise to NYC Makers…

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  NYCEDC is known for incubating amazing projects (many of which you’ll read about right here over the coming year). If you have any doubt about that claim just look at what has emerged from BigApps and the explosion of tech in general in this city since that program was introduced five years ago. Naturally, last December when we saw an RFP issued from NYCEDC to build a program that connects Making, new technology and the…

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Announcing New York’s Top Makers

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New York’s Next Top Makers is a program designed to ensure all New Yorkers benefit from the rise of independent innovation known as the Maker Movement. New York’s Next Top Makers seeks to increase New Yorkers’ access to new technology, technical know-how and resources, while assisting a cohort of Makers to establish and grow their product businesses in the City. Lastly, the program will connect the surge in prototyping, innovation and production with New York’s…

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The National Day of Civic Hacking on Track to Set Civic-Hacking Records

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The second annual National Day of Civic Hacking is on track to become the largest mass collaboration in history with over 100 events taking place around the world to improve our communities and the governments that serve them. 1 May 2014 The second National Day of Civic Hacking will take place throughout the U.S. (and beyond) on May 31 and June 1. Sponsored by Intel, the international event is a significant opportunity for government agencies,…

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What Is Collaboration?

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Collaboration is an increasingly important skill across a variety of sectors and industries, yet it remains to a large extent an ambiguous concept.  We asked 15 experts on collaboration what they thought and here’s what we found. Collaboration is important across multiple industries and multiple sectors.  In education, collaboration increases teacher performance and student achievement, in business it accelerates innovation, in the voluntary sector it increases outreach and impact, and in the public sector it…

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