Boston!Posted: April 7th, 2011 | Author: mikel | Filed under: events, talks | Leave a comment »
We’ll be in Boston next week! Giving talks and connecting with heroes. We’re updating on all things Map Kibera, our reflections on the past year, and opening doors for what’s next with GroundTruth. If you’re in Boston, gives us a shout!
- Tuesday afternoon we’re at Tufts Fletcher School for a lecture, followed by a mapping party with the crisis mapping class. This lecture is open to outside attendees, I think, so let us know if you want details.
- Wednesday afternoon we’re talking with fellows and staff at the Berkman Center.
- Thursday afternoon we’re at the MIT Center for Future Civic Media.
- Friday evening taking part in the disaster simulation with HHI’s Humanitarian Studies Course.
Abstract for the talks…
Mikel Maron and Erica Hagen, founders of Map Kibera and GroundTruth Initiative, will present their work in Kenya with Map Kibera, featuring digital mapping using OpenStreetMap, citizen video journalism and SMS-based reporting in the Kibera and Mathare slums. They will also discuss recent work in Haiti and ongoing research on participatory development and technology with the Institute for Development Studies. Particular focus will be on the challenges inherent in community-level participatory technology and media work.
After Boston, back down to NYC, details in development.