Virtual Street Corners

Boston Cyberarts, Inc.

Date Awarded
07/01/09
Amount
$40,000
Grant Period
07/01/09 to 03/31/11
Focus Area
Journalism & Media Innovation
Initiative
Knight News Challenge

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To use video reports of two different neighborhoods to spur civic conversation

The Greater Boston neighborhoods of Brookline and Roxbury are 2.4 miles apart, yet there is little interaction between them because of divisions of race and class. This project will connect them through citizen journalists’ video newscasts that will be projected on life-size screens to enable real-time interaction between citizens. Organizers hope the broadcasts spur crowds and discussion about their shared region, and engage citizens to think beyond their social circles. Reporters could then mine those crowds for further stories.

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Project Team

John Ewing

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