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Today, Knight Foundation is announcing 17 winners of the Knight News Challenge on Data at a convening at Civic Hall in New York. Each of the winners will receive a share of $3.2 million to develop their project, which seeks to answer the question: How might we make data ...
Nov. 25, 2014, 12:39 p.m., Posted by Mark Vanderhoek
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Mark Vanderhoek leads the Macon Chapter of the League of Creative Interventionists, which Knight Foundation supports to to promote community engagement.
In a world where we are bombarded with messages of scarcity - “while supplies last,” “I just don’t have the time” - we often fail to appreciate the abundance that surrounds us.
In many cities, scarcity is the prevailing view. Detractors and many times the residents themselves come to define their cities by what they lack: jobs, shrinking populations, blight, struggling schools. This was once the prevailing view in Macon. But I have witnessed firsthand how this view of a scarce world is a failure of vision, rather than the whole story, or even the biggest part of the story.
I cannot blame those who think this way. Our modern world is awash in this message of never enough. Our politics is dominated by messages of fear and division. But these are perspectives; they are not the truth.
It is certainly not the truth in Macon.
Nov. 25, 2014, 12:02 p.m., Posted by rsharp
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