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December, 2013

Stories from December, 2013

31 December 2013

Mapping the Celtic Twittersphere

Kevin Scannell of the project Indigenous Tweets has been mapping global Twitter conversations taking place in Celtic languages (Welsh, Scottish Gaelic, Manx Gaelic, Cornish, and Breton). In this post, he...

16 December 2013

Story-Making Machines: Meograph

Rising Voices republishes an interview conducted by Transom.org, who spoke with Misha Leybovich, the founder and CEO of Meograph - "Four-dimensional storytelling".

13 December 2013

Taking Back the Tech: Using Wikipedia to Counter Violence Against Women

The first Hack4Change meetup in India included a Wikipedia edit-a-thon, expanding articles on violence against women, and collaborating on data-driven digital media projects related to women’s rights.

12 December 2013

Call for Proposals – EIFL Public Library Innovation Grants

Public and community libraries in developing or transition economy countries are invited to apply for the EIFL's Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) grants.

11 December 2013

Using the Left Brain to Teach the Right: Visual Computer Programming

Scratch is a programming language designed for use by educators and young people to teach the building blocks of computer programming. It is a visual, block-based, computer programming language editor...

guifi.net, Spain's Wildly Successful DIY Wireless Network

At any given moment in Spain, there are thousands of people surfing the Internet. But more and more Spaniards are opting for a kind of parallel Internet, one that avoids...

10 December 2013

Sanskar, Harmony Through Acceptance

Bridging cultural differences through understanding, Sanskar is a new interactive app to teach through gaming.

9 December 2013

Peru: Collective Collaboration to Generate Public Safety Data

The goal of Amasuwa is to use crime data to create maps of unsafe areas in Peru and to alert the public to crime-heavy places.

8 December 2013

Sending Video Letters from Oaxacan Indigenous Communities

Video letters are a way for children in isolated indigenous communities in Oaxaca to show some of their favorite things in their village and to connect with others around the...

6 December 2013

The Amp #2 : Nov. 27 – Dec. 6

The Rising Voices bi-weekly newsletter is out! Check out all the links, opportunities, and articles you may have missed...

A Living Documentary: Sharing Testimonies of Forced Sterilisation

In the 1990s, many indigenous men and women in Peru were subjected to a forced sterilisation campaign; the Quipu project is working with local communities to create a way to...

4 December 2013

Indigenous Languages are not Dialects

The message that indigenous languages are not dialects is part of a new campaign launched by the Juan de Córdova Research Library of the San Pablo Cultural Center in Oaxaca,...

2 December 2013

Technology for Peacebuilding: an Online Database

The Build Peace Database aims to document crossovers between peacebuilding and new technologies around the world, focusing on communications, networking and gaming technologies.