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!nstant mobile app

To create !nstant, a mobile app designed to verify and provide context to breaking news on social media.

596 Acres

596 Acres, in partnership with the New Orleans Food & Farm Network, will build an online vacant lot finder, Living Lots, to be prototyped in New Orleans. The platform will connect citizens with land-use data and offer an organized approach to engage with government processes.

APM Audio Search Prototype

The American Public Media (APM) Audio Search prototype will determine whether it is possible to provide full-text search of audio files, using open source software to automate the creation of text transcriptions of APM digital audio.

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.

Arduino Noise

To create a Arduino-based noise measurement device and software for data journalism projects informed by community hacking events and prototype tests.

Argos

To build a prototype of a news aggregation application, Argos (formerly Seer), which intelligently gathers the context of new stories and present news backgrounders in a concise, digestible form.

Breedrs

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

Capitol Hound

To prototype Capitol Hound, a searchable audio archive and alert system for N.C. General Assembly sessions.

CertiDig

To provide a seamless, secure method for authenticating information and data sources online while maintaining the privacy of the identity of sender and receiver.

CheckDesk

To help journalists quickly verify the accuracy of online media–whether it’s a video, photo or a tweet through a digital tool–in deadline situations.

Chicago Food

To develop strategies to engage with targeted communities currently being missed through Chicago's Twitter-based food poisoning incident detection system.

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