Weaving Networks in Latin America: Insights from Digitally Connected – Conectados al Sur

The second Latin American meeting of Digitally Connected, a global network of academics, practitioners, young people, activists, philanthropists, government officials, and representatives of technology companies working on children, youth, and digital media took place last week in Santiago de Chile. Known as Conectados al Sur, this regional symposium occurred in Barrio Italia, at a new […]

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FOSS Mapping as Alternative Media: The Case of OpenStreetMap (Part 1)

On January 12 2010, after the catastrophic earthquake (magnitude 7.0 Mw) near Port au Prince that triggered a humanitarian crisis, hundreds of volunteers distributed across the globe worked together to create an updated and complete digital map of Haiti. Using computers, photographic imagery, and the tools from the OpenStreetMap (OSM) project, they were able to […]

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