In 2017, Knight Foundation began work with four museums to deepen their use of technology to attract and engage audiences. The museums—Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Akron Art Museum, The Institute of Contemporary Art Miami, and the Barnes Foundation—went through a year-long process to research, develop ideas, prototype and launch pilot technology projects.
May 24, 2018 by Patrick J. Morgan
Photo by Garen M. on Flickr.
Philadelphia’s public spaces are experiencing a resurgence. From recently opened Lovett Library Park to excitement around the soon to be open Cherry Street Pier, new investments in these community centerpieces have created deeper connections between people and their city and invited a cross-section of residents to participate in building the kind of neighborhoods where they want to live.
May 23, 2018 by Karen Rundlet
As Knight Foundation continues to study television news, its role in informing communities, and possibilities for the future, we are also examining data around television audiences.
While most people in the U.S. still get their news from TV, the picture is not all rosy. New Knight research published today shows that the TV audience is largely 55+ years, and shrinking, albeit slowly, as more Americans get their news from social media and smartphones. In 2017, the Pew Research Center reported digital news had come even closer to eclipsing TV’s dominance as a news provider. The number of Americans who now get their news online stands at 43 percent, which is just 7 percentage points away from the half of Americans who get their news from broadcast television.
March 26, 2018 by Raul Moas
A panorama view of Miami. Used under CC0 Creative Commons from Pixabay.
We’re proud to be a part of what the Miami community has accomplished in such a small window of time. Miami’s innovation economy is growing. Yet much remains to be achieved. In a spirit of continuous learning, we want to hear from you – those building the future Miami – about what it will take to succeed.
March 21, 2018 by Anusha Alikhan
A recent Knight Foundation report, produced in collaboration with digital studio Postlight, reveals how subcultures on social media, specifically Black Twitter, Feminist Twitter and Asian-American Twitter, interact with reporters and the news. On March 26, Knight and Postlight will host an event to draw on the themes in the report.
March 20, 2018 by Lilian Coral
Technology is changing cities as we know them. From sensors that track pedestrians and control street lights, to the ways local governments deliver information, digital innovation affects how city residents experience everyday life and get and share information.
March 20, 2018 by Mohsen Mostafavi
Photos courtesy of Harvard University Graduate School of Design
To engage Miami residents in creating new approaches to address pressing urban issues—including affordable housing, transportation and sea level rise—Knight Foundation has announced $1 million in support to the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. With the funding, the school will embed urban researchers in Miami and Miami Beach to better understand the cities’ opportunities and challenges, and launch a multi-year study toward building solutions shaped by residents.
March 19, 2018 by Suze Guillaume
Emerging City Champions is a fellowship program for young civic innovators with bold ideas to enhance public spaces, mobility and civic engagement. Photos: Suze Guillaume and Angelica Walker
Suze Guillaume is a Miami-based social entrepreneur, author and founder of the Beyond Literacy Pop-Up Project. Below she writes about her experience with the Emerging City Champions program, which is accepting applications for its 2018 class until April 2, 2018.
March 13, 2018 by Chad Rochkind
Emerging City Champions is a fellowship program for young civic innovators with bold ideas to enhance public spaces, mobility and civic engagement. Photo provided by Chad Rochkind.
Chad Rochkind is the founder of Human Scale Studio, an Emerging City Champion and a Knight Cities Challenge winner. Below he writes about his experience with the Emerging City Champions program, which is accepting applications for its 2018 class until April 2, 2018.
March 12, 2018 by Sam Gill
What’s clear to us is that the context cannot be taken for granted.Students at America’s colleges and universities see freedom of expression as at least in part contingent on their broader views and experience of the world.
March 8, 2018 by Nick Swyter
Data analysis map, photo courtesy of Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE-NICAR).
The National Institute of Computer-Assisted Reporting’s (NICAR) annual conference devoted to data journalism is running this week from March 8 to 11 in Chicago.
March 2, 2018 by Mimi Onuoha
A screenshot from Sondra Perry’s website imakelandartnow.com, in which the artist offers a tongue-in-cheek rebuttal to a world before her (screenshot by author).
What are the opportunities for technology in the arts – and what threats does it pose? Knight Foundation, which recently launched an open call for ideas to use technology to connect people to the arts, asked leaders to answer that question. Here, artist and researcher Mimi Onuoha talks about the possibilities the arts and tech offer to create new worlds.
February 28, 2018 by Ingrid Burrington
Photo by Amos Bühler on Flickr.
What are the opportunities for technology in the arts – and what threats does it pose? Knight Foundation, which recently launched an open call for ideas to use technology to connect people to the arts, asked leaders to answer that question. Here, artist and author Ingrid Burrington offers her views on how the field, and its taxonomy, should evolve.
February 27, 2018 by Marika Lynch
Tim O'Reilly, founder and CEO O'Reilly Media, and Emmett Carson, founding CEO of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation onstage at the Knight Media Forum 2018. Photo: Angel Valentin
As far as trust in the media is concerned, the 21st century is off to a bumpy start. As bots proliferate, attacks on a free press continue and the average person finds it difficult to separate fact from fiction, trust in American news sources is sinking to new lows. Just how the media can regain trust was at the heart of the conversation at the Knight Media Forum, a gathering of leaders in philanthropy, media and technology working to strengthen local news and communities.
February 27, 2018 by Olivier Kamanda
Olivier Kamanda is Knight Foundation director for learning and impact.