Current Projects

Published on September 14th, 2018


Social IT Solutions: Brazil

The Social IT Solutions workshop in Brazil (SITS Brasil) will equip undergraduate computer science students at the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) and the State University of Southwest Bahia (UESB) with interdisciplinary knowledge and skills in the areas of information communication technologies (ICT) for development, digital media, and design learning.

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Network Sovereignty

Funded by the National Science Foundation, this three-year project uses fieldwork and ethnographic methods to investigate how low-income, rural communities conceptualize and practice “network sovereignty” in relation to local network initiatives.

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Social IT Solutions: Tanzania 

The Social IT Solutions workshop 2019, supported by J-WEL at MIT, will equip undergraduate and graduate computer science students at the Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology (DIT) and the State University of Zanzibar (SUZA) with interdisciplinary knowledge and skills in the areas of information communication technologies (ICT) for development, digital media, and design learning.

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Surveillance Pressure Points

This project, supported by the International Policy Lab at MIT, involves mapping out the pressure points for privacy invasions in the digital ecosystem. It will include interviewing leaders of digital privacy advocacy organizations and trying to understand how these organizations are strategizing to address erosions of online privacy.

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Global Streaming Research Project

This project explores the ecosystems of the streaming platforms and services in China, the US and Brazil. The first part of this project provided a historical overview of video platforms in China and related trends and subcultures.

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Media + Environment

Media+Environment is a new journal of transnational and interdisciplinary ecomedia research, founded on the premise that media and environment is a crucial conjunction for our time. Peerreviewed, open access, and published online by the University of California Press, the journal is the first not only to center environmental media criticism and creative scholarship but also to ensure that this vital work is widely and publicly accessible.

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