When Kuang Chen was conducting research in East Africa, he noticed that there was a strong appetite for data both from local organizations and donors. Yet, most data was trapped in paper files stuck in storerooms, with manual data entry as the only solution to releasing it. Wondering how the latest data technologies could be leveraged for the lowest resource organizations, Kuang created the software called “Shredder” that eventually became Captricity.
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Created on May 15, 2014 by Natalie. Created on April 25, 2014 by Natalie.
Citizen video is an increasingly important tool for human rights, especially in environments that are difficult or hard to access. Yet, while many of the most compelling human rights videos are created by eyewitnesses who happen to be at “the wrong place at the wrong time,” there are still many challenges that remain with using citizen video for reporting human rights violations, including issues of authenticity, verification, contextualization, ethics, and consent.
Created on April 17, 2014 by KatieMattern. Created on April 16, 2014 by Anahi.
Hearing evolved to alert humans to changes in their environments. But as our environments have gotten louder, our brains haven’t exactly evolved a mute button to cope with the change.
Created on April 9, 2014 by Natalie.
Geographic information systems (GIS) often has the reputation of being inaccessible, and lacking technical expertise, organizations often have a hard time creating geo-based stories. That is about to change: with Story Maps, storytelling through maps has never been easier or more engaging.