Stories about Tools from December, 2013
VIDEO: Narratives from Porto's Historical Centre Exposed in the “Museu do Resgate”
We talked to the creator of the Museu do Resgate about a project of "rescuing" online videos which aggregates and gives new meanings to the testimonies and personal experiences of those who pass through Porto's historical centre.
Say What?! Website Collects Hate Speech for Genocide Prevention
Hatebase is crowdsourcing and organizing hate speech by location, type, language, and when it was last used, in the hopes to help identify increasing tensions among groups... one of the indicators for future genocides.
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".
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.
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 available in 40 languages.
Sanskar, Harmony Through Acceptance
Bridging cultural differences through understanding, Sanskar is a new interactive app to teach through gaming.
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.
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 world through the power of video.
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.