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Civic media : technology, design, practice / edited by Eric Gordon and Paul Mihailidis.

Contributor(s): Gordon, Eric, 1973- [editor.] | Mihailidis, Paul, 1978- [editor.].
Material type: TextTextDescription: xii, 648 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780262034272; 0262034271.Subject(s): Mass media -- Political aspects | Digital media -- Political aspects | Political participation | Political participation -- Technological innovations | Internet in public administration | 05.30 mass communication and mass media: general | Neue Medien | Politik | Gesellschaft | Bürgerbeteiligung | Demokratisierung | 05.30 mass communication and mass media: generalDDC classification: 302.23
Contents:
I. The big picture : Democracy in the digital age / Peter Levine -- Effective civics / Ethan Zuckerman -- The logic of connective action: digital media and the personalization of contentious politics / W. Lance Bennett and Alexandra Segerberg -- Liberated technology: inside emancipatory communication activism / Stefania Milan -- Case study : "Bury until they change their ways": the Digg Patriots and/as user-generated censorship / Chris Peterson -- Case study : marriage equality, Facebook profile pictures, and civic participation / Brady Robards and Bob Buttigieg -- Case study : Strike Debt and the Rolling Jubilee: building a debt resistance movement / Enhardt Graeff -- II. Systems + design : Re-imagining government through civic media: three pathways to institutional innovation / Beth Simone Noveck -- Data visualizations break down knowledge barriers in public engagement / Sarah Williams -- The partisan technology gap / David Karpf -- Case study : Code for America: scaling civic engagement through open data and software design / Andrew Richard Schrock -- Case study : RegulationRoom / Dmitry Epstein and Cheryl Blake -- Case study : Better Reykjavik: open municipal policymaking / Derek Lackaff -- Case study : The California report card version 1.0 / CITRIS Connected Communities Initiative at UC Berkeley.
III. Play + resistance : Meaningful inefficiencies: resisting the logic of technological efficiency in the design of civic systems / Eric Gordon and Stephen Walter -- Let's get lost: poetic city meets data city / Beth Coleman -- Superpowers to the people! How young activists are tapping the civic imagination / Henry Jenkins, Sangita Shresthova, Liana Gamber-Thompson, and Neta Kligler-Vilenchik -- Case study : Mashnotes / Roy Bendor -- Case study : From #destroythejoint to far-reaching digital activism: feminist revitalization stemming from social media and reaching beyond / Jessica McLean and Sophia Maalsen -- Case study : The "It Gets Better Project" / Laurie Phillips Honda -- Case study : Terra incognita: serendipity and discovery in the age of personalization / Catherine D'Ignazio -- Case study : Innovation in the absence of a state: civic media and the inclusion of the marginalized in the Somali territories / Nicole Stremlau -- IV. Learning + engagement : Capitalists, consumers, and communicators: how schools approach civic education / Renee Hobbs -- Connecting pedagogies of civic media: the literacies, connected civics, and engagement in daily life / Paul Mihailidis and Roman Gerodimos -- Youth agency in public spheres: emerging tactics, literacies, and risks / Elisabeth Soep -- Case study : Tracking traveling paper dolls: new media, old media, and global youth engagement in the Flat Stanley Project / Katie Day Good -- Case study : From website to Weibo: new media as a catalyst for activating the local communication network and civic engagement in a diverse city / Daniela Gerson, Nien-Tsu Nancy Chen, Sandra Ball-Rokeach, and Michael Parks -- Case study : Becoming civic: fracking, air pollution, and environmental sensing technologies / Jennifer Gabrys, Helen Pritchard, Nerea Calvillo, Nick Shapiro, and Tom Keene.
V. Community + action : Activist DDoS, community, and the personal / Molly Sauter -- Partnering with communities and institutions / Ceasar McDowell and Melissa Yvonne Chinchilla -- Community media infrastructure as civic engagement / Colin Rhinesmith -- Case study : The #YoSoy132 movement in Mexico / Emiliano Treré -- Case Study : An #EpicFail #FTW: considering the discursive changes and civic engagement of #MyNYPD / Sarah Whitcomb Lozier -- Case study : Pivot: surreptitious communications design for victims of human trafficking / Tad Hirsch -- Case study : MídiaNINJA and the rise of citizen journalism in Brazil / Stuart Davis -- Case study : Hacking politics: civic struggles to politicize technologies / Sebastian Kubitschko -- VI. Research + funding : Revisiting the measurement of political participation for the Digital Age / Benjamin Bowyer and Joseph Kahne -- Participatory action research for civic engagement / Marcus Foth and Martin Brynskov -- Field-building in stages: funding and sustainability in civic innovation / Valerie Chang and Beth Gutelius -- Case study : Guerrilla research tactics: alternative research methods in urban environments / Glenda Amayo Caldwell, Lindy Osborne, Inger Mewburn, and Ben Kraal -- Case study : Hackathons as a site for civic IoT: initial insights / Carl DiSalvo and ken anderson -- Case study : Crowdfunding civic action: Pimp My Carroça / Rodrigo Davies.
Summary: "Countless people around the world harness the affordances of digital media to enable democratic participation, coordinate disaster relief, campaign for policy change, and strengthen local advocacy groups. The world watched as activists used social media to organize protests during the Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street, and Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution. Many governmental and community organizations changed their mission and function as they adopted new digital tools and practices. This book examines the use of 'civic media' -- the technologies, designs, and practices that support connection through common purpose in civic, political, and social life. Scholars from a range of disciplines and practitioners from a variety of organizations offer analyses and case studies that explore the theory and practice of civic media."--Publisher description.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

I. The big picture : Democracy in the digital age / Peter Levine -- Effective civics / Ethan Zuckerman -- The logic of connective action: digital media and the personalization of contentious politics / W. Lance Bennett and Alexandra Segerberg -- Liberated technology: inside emancipatory communication activism / Stefania Milan -- Case study : "Bury until they change their ways": the Digg Patriots and/as user-generated censorship / Chris Peterson -- Case study : marriage equality, Facebook profile pictures, and civic participation / Brady Robards and Bob Buttigieg -- Case study : Strike Debt and the Rolling Jubilee: building a debt resistance movement / Enhardt Graeff -- II. Systems + design : Re-imagining government through civic media: three pathways to institutional innovation / Beth Simone Noveck -- Data visualizations break down knowledge barriers in public engagement / Sarah Williams -- The partisan technology gap / David Karpf -- Case study : Code for America: scaling civic engagement through open data and software design / Andrew Richard Schrock -- Case study : RegulationRoom / Dmitry Epstein and Cheryl Blake -- Case study : Better Reykjavik: open municipal policymaking / Derek Lackaff -- Case study : The California report card version 1.0 / CITRIS Connected Communities Initiative at UC Berkeley.

III. Play + resistance : Meaningful inefficiencies: resisting the logic of technological efficiency in the design of civic systems / Eric Gordon and Stephen Walter -- Let's get lost: poetic city meets data city / Beth Coleman -- Superpowers to the people! How young activists are tapping the civic imagination / Henry Jenkins, Sangita Shresthova, Liana Gamber-Thompson, and Neta Kligler-Vilenchik -- Case study : Mashnotes / Roy Bendor -- Case study : From #destroythejoint to far-reaching digital activism: feminist revitalization stemming from social media and reaching beyond / Jessica McLean and Sophia Maalsen -- Case study : The "It Gets Better Project" / Laurie Phillips Honda -- Case study : Terra incognita: serendipity and discovery in the age of personalization / Catherine D'Ignazio -- Case study : Innovation in the absence of a state: civic media and the inclusion of the marginalized in the Somali territories / Nicole Stremlau -- IV. Learning + engagement : Capitalists, consumers, and communicators: how schools approach civic education / Renee Hobbs -- Connecting pedagogies of civic media: the literacies, connected civics, and engagement in daily life / Paul Mihailidis and Roman Gerodimos -- Youth agency in public spheres: emerging tactics, literacies, and risks / Elisabeth Soep -- Case study : Tracking traveling paper dolls: new media, old media, and global youth engagement in the Flat Stanley Project / Katie Day Good -- Case study : From website to Weibo: new media as a catalyst for activating the local communication network and civic engagement in a diverse city / Daniela Gerson, Nien-Tsu Nancy Chen, Sandra Ball-Rokeach, and Michael Parks -- Case study : Becoming civic: fracking, air pollution, and environmental sensing technologies / Jennifer Gabrys, Helen Pritchard, Nerea Calvillo, Nick Shapiro, and Tom Keene.

V. Community + action : Activist DDoS, community, and the personal / Molly Sauter -- Partnering with communities and institutions / Ceasar McDowell and Melissa Yvonne Chinchilla -- Community media infrastructure as civic engagement / Colin Rhinesmith -- Case study : The #YoSoy132 movement in Mexico / Emiliano Treré -- Case Study : An #EpicFail #FTW: considering the discursive changes and civic engagement of #MyNYPD / Sarah Whitcomb Lozier -- Case study : Pivot: surreptitious communications design for victims of human trafficking / Tad Hirsch -- Case study : MídiaNINJA and the rise of citizen journalism in Brazil / Stuart Davis -- Case study : Hacking politics: civic struggles to politicize technologies / Sebastian Kubitschko -- VI. Research + funding : Revisiting the measurement of political participation for the Digital Age / Benjamin Bowyer and Joseph Kahne -- Participatory action research for civic engagement / Marcus Foth and Martin Brynskov -- Field-building in stages: funding and sustainability in civic innovation / Valerie Chang and Beth Gutelius -- Case study : Guerrilla research tactics: alternative research methods in urban environments / Glenda Amayo Caldwell, Lindy Osborne, Inger Mewburn, and Ben Kraal -- Case study : Hackathons as a site for civic IoT: initial insights / Carl DiSalvo and ken anderson -- Case study : Crowdfunding civic action: Pimp My Carroça / Rodrigo Davies.

"Countless people around the world harness the affordances of digital media to enable democratic participation, coordinate disaster relief, campaign for policy change, and strengthen local advocacy groups. The world watched as activists used social media to organize protests during the Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street, and Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution. Many governmental and community organizations changed their mission and function as they adopted new digital tools and practices. This book examines the use of 'civic media' -- the technologies, designs, and practices that support connection through common purpose in civic, political, and social life. Scholars from a range of disciplines and practitioners from a variety of organizations offer analyses and case studies that explore the theory and practice of civic media."--Publisher description.

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Editors Gordon and Mihailidis's tome is a massive study of ways that media projects engage groups, technology, and social practice to make media civically responsible. Despite predictions that the media would naturally evolve civic entities to challenge corporate media, little democratization has come to pass, and today large players still dominate the field. However, the authors see seeds of civic engagement erupting, arguing that "this discourse represents a structural shift toward participatory and accessible institutions, and heightened citizen expectations." The book skillfully navigates between themes (the big picture, play/resistance, and community/action) and case studies of emerging responsible media practices. Erhardt Graeff pens a case study of the Strike Debt movement to thwart repayment of usury loans that prey on hapless students. Katie Good chronicles the Flat Stanley Project charting the practice of mailing paper dolls to global youth communities to practice a non-threatening doll tourism. DiSalvo and Anderson explore a civic hackathon that developed a device that detected when local foragers could pick fruit from public trees to donate to local food banks. Pivotally, the authors see individual action spurring institutional rethinking of media use. Summing Up: Essential. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty. --Stuart Lenig, Columbia State Community College

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