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2016 Political Ad Tracker

Bringing accountability to the voting process by creating a public library of TV news and political advertising from key 2016 primary election states,paired with nonpartisan fact-checking and additional analysis from PolitiFact,the University of Pennsylvania's,The Center for Public Integrity and others.


For content distribution and publishing via SIM cards for sharing information in technologically-limited or high-risk situations

Accessible Voting for Everyone

Making voting easy and accessible to all through an open source electronic voting system that allows citizens,including those with disabilities,to cast ballots by actions such as tapping a touchscreen or speaking into a microphone.

Anti-Censorship Alert System

To allow the public to see a blocked website by launching a series of tools, including an index and shareable website widgets, that enable the distribution and decentralization needed to provide local access to proxies and mirrored versions of the sites.

Awesome Foundation News Taskforce

To experiment with a new funding model for local news by bringing together leaders and innovators in communities to provide microgrants to journalism and media projects.


To help people and communities make better use of data collected by mobile phones


Enabling people to learn new skills through a service that connects knowledge seekers with experts in their own neighborhood

Book a Nook

Activating library public spaces for diverse community uses by testing a software toolkit that streamlines the exploration and reservation of physical library spaces

Boulder Carbon Tax Tracker

To create a citizen/professional journalism project using innovative web tools and citizen journalism practices to track Boulder's implementation of a carbon tax


To create a platform for parents so they can better understand the apps, games and technology that kids buy, use and learn with.

CMS Upload Utility

To create a quick way to convert and load multiple newspaper files to a Web site

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