Stories of Solidarity is a digital labor organizing tool built to connect the experiences of low-income,...
The CITRIS Connected Communities Initiative supports collaborative discovery, design, and governance through new technologies that enhance education, creative work, and public engagement.
2017 Seed Funding Recipients
Democratizing Civic Expression Video GamesPrincipal investigators: Michael Mateas and Noah Wardip-Fruin (UC Santa Cruz), Michael Neff (UC Davis) Initiative: Connected Communities
Digital Refuge: Aggregating And Visualizing Asylum Seeker And Host Community ConcernsPrincipal investigators: Katherina Linos (UC Berkeley) and Anupam Chander (UC Davis) Initiative: Connected Communities Unexpected crises, frequent policy reversals, and miscommunication have characterized the European response to the largest refugee crisis since World War II. In this crisis-driven policy space, information sharing has become increasingly difficult: governments and aid organizations do not know what refugees need most until the last minute, while asylum seekers fail to understand and benefit from key protections. Across Europe, a variety of rumor-trackers, hoax maps, and social media sites have been established in response to this crisis. However, this information is dispersed; much of it is posted, for example, in the form of individual refugee queries or within weekly NGO newsletters. Our objective is to scrape this information from a variety of social media and websites, organize it chronologically and geographically, and synthesize it and translate it into Greek and Arabic. Our end product will serve to communicate with local stakeholders of diverse types including refugees, NGOs aid agencies, and the Greek authorities. Our data visualizations will facilitate these stakeholders understanding of which concerns are becoming more salient at particular times and places and plan accordingly.
Forest Management Approaches In The Southern Sierra Nevada Ecoregion: Developing A Photographic Mapping Survey To Communicate Climate ChangePrincipal investigators: Jeffrey Jenkins (UC Merced), Brett Milligan (UC Davis), Teenie Matlock (UC Merced), Anne Kelly (UC Merced) Initiative: Connected Communities
Ken Goldberg and Brandie Nonnecke and Sanjay Krishnan and Camille Crittenden The CAFE platform was...
Climate change, scarcity of resources and other environmental concerns are driving a worldwide migration...