To create a citizen/professional journalism project using innovative web tools and citizen journalism practices to track Boulder's implementation of a carbon tax
Providing residents in low-income neighborhoods in Chicago with the tools to access and demand better data around issues important to them, like housing and education
To create a micro-payment system to fund investigative news reports
To create an economical way for poor people to use cell phones to create and gather information in forms difficult for authoritarian governments to control
To create an open-source version of VillageSoup’s successful community news software, combining professional journalism, blogs, citizen journalism, online advertising and “reverse publishing” from online to print. Goals: “Turning independent weekly newspaper companies and entrepreneurs into an imposing, lively, worldwide creative energy that is competitive with media company chains.”
Providing up-to-date information on vacant properties so that communities can find ways to make tangible improvements to local spaces
To provide a seamless, secure method for authenticating information and data sources online while maintaining the privacy of the identity of sender and receiver.
To create an easy-to-use open source "wiki" platform tailored to the needs of local communities
Turning Boston's open data collection into an accessible resource by working with Boston Public Library to catalog it and introduce it to the public.
To enable radio stations to transmit over cellular phone networks and citizens to set up their own radio stations
For a tablet application that helps people easily record stories and oral histories, prompted by photos or videos on the screen
To develop open-source software allowing "real-time advertising" that can be updated at any time by local business using social media