To create !nstant, a mobile app designed to verify and provide context to breaking news on social media.
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.
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.
To create a Arduino-based noise measurement device and software for data journalism projects informed by community hacking events and prototype tests.
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.
To test and refine a data-reporting method that other media and organizations can use to localize national stories to the county level.
To develop strategies to engage with targeted communities currently being missed through Chicago's Twitter-based food poisoning incident detection system.
To create a prototype rollout and governance model for the Civic Cloud Project, a cloud computing infrastructure utilizing Burlington, Vermont's public gigabit network for non-commercial Internet applications.
To build a prototype, Web-based online deliberation tool that drives consensus decision making amongst a group of diverse strangers.
This project will facilitate connections between journalists. CollabMatch is a platform that will help journalists use their existing LinkedIn profile to connect with others based on location and/or expertise.
To build software to help local law enforcement agencies collaborate with neighborhood crime watch groups
The Crosscloud Project is a set of protocols that will allow computer systems to securely share data. The system will allow better data portability for individuals and solve major problems with walled-garden and data silos.