Kate Crawford, a visiting professor at MIT's Center for Civic Media, gave a recent talk describing a scenario where using Big Data could magnify certain kinds of inequality: Crawford used a recent project conducted by the city of Boston as an example. The initiative, dubbed "Street Bump," is meant to leverage data from drivers' smartphones to help detect where potholes are on the city's roads. Drivers place their smartphones somewhere in their car's interior -- on the dashboard, a seat, or in a cup holder -- and when a pothole-induced "bump" is detected, that data is sent to the city, ...
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An invitation to join a conversation online about the history and future of civic education in a digital world.
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How online learning communities that bridge geographic barriers can help prepare students for life in a diverse democracy.
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