External stresses mediate an association between negative perception of activism and a decision never to participate

Thomas Levine and Mimiko Watanabe Research question We wanted to test whether a desire to participate in activism was associated with increased participation in activism and whether this relationship was mediated by external stresses.

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External stresses mediate an association between negative perception of activism and a decision never to participate

Thomas Levine and Mimiko Watanabe Research question We wanted to test whether a desire to participate in activism was associated with increased participation in activism and whether this relationship was mediated by external stresses.

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Occupy Sandy Data Case Study: volunteer outreach

Goal: Propose recommendations that would aid in the next iteration of emergency response communication between service providers and citizens. Team: Christo, #OccupyData NYC Devin, Occupy Sandy Marisela, SandyNJvols Tumblr On day two, we discussed the challenges Occupy Sandy encounters when

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Occupy Sandy Data Case Study: volunteer outreach

Goal: Propose recommendations that would aid in the next iteration of emergency response communication between service providers and citizens. Team: Christo, #OccupyData NYC Devin, Occupy Sandy Marisela, SandyNJvols Tumblr On day two, we discussed the challenges Occupy Sandy encounters when

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Data Anywhere Project: Hackathon Day Two

Data is available in bits publicly, but aggregated by companies that want to charge for it. Other data may be free in aggregate form, but not available for live query/access. This project aims to solve both problems, one data set

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Data Anywhere Project: Hackathon Day Two

Data is available in bits publicly, but aggregated by companies that want to charge for it. Other data may be free in aggregate form, but not available for live query/access. This project aims to solve both problems, one data set

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Occupy Sandy Data: Day One

On day one, this group discussed the issues presented by noise in the data set and inconsistencies among the information collected across sites that pose the greatest challenges.   Also, almost 100 assessment forms were entered!!! The following new directions

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Occupy Sandy Data: Day One

On day one, this group discussed the issues presented by noise in the data set and inconsistencies among the information collected across sites that pose the greatest challenges.   Also, almost 100 assessment forms were entered!!! The following new directions

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Preparing for the Hackathon: #OpenDataDay for #OccupySandy Wrap-up

A couple dozen data wranglers, activists, computer scientists, and social researchers came together on Saturday to digitize data, articulate needs, share data sources, and prepare data sets for this week’s OccupyData Hackathon. As a grassroots coordinated disaster response network, Occupy

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Preparing for the Hackathon: #OpenDataDay for #OccupySandy Wrap-up

A couple dozen data wranglers, activists, computer scientists, and social researchers came together on Saturday to digitize data, articulate needs, share data sources, and prepare data sets for this week’s OccupyData Hackathon. As a grassroots coordinated disaster response network, Occupy

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Narratives of Occupy Day 2

After the morning tutorials, we picked up where we left off yesterday. The plan: Build up our list of data sources for people’s narratives of Occupy (and mainstream media comparators), Fetch the stories and metadata, clean up the resulting dataset

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Narratives of Occupy Day 2

After the morning tutorials, we picked up where we left off yesterday. The plan: Build up our list of data sources for people’s narratives of Occupy (and mainstream media comparators), Fetch the stories and metadata, clean up the resulting dataset

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State and Space – Day 1

Building on previous work, and to strengthen the initiatives of other activist groups, the State and Space group plans to further examine the frequency and nature of incidents related to interactions between the NYPD and the Occupy movement, including the

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State and Space – Day 1

Building on previous work, and to strengthen the initiatives of other activist groups, the State and Space group plans to further examine the frequency and nature of incidents related to interactions between the NYPD and the Occupy movement, including the

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Public Education – Day 1

Part one : Public education linked with Stop and Frisk A mapping project by WNYC shows that there is little correlation between the frequency of stop and frisk and the number of guns found as a result of stop and

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Public Education – Day 1

Part one : Public education linked with Stop and Frisk A mapping project by WNYC shows that there is little correlation between the frequency of stop and frisk and the number of guns found as a result of stop and

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Narrative – Day 1

Over the afternoon, we had a series of conversations about narratives of Occupy, and what research questions we could apply to the available data. A particular area of discussion was the difference (and interaction) between grassroots and mainstream media content; we

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Narrative – Day 1

Over the afternoon, we had a series of conversations about narratives of Occupy, and what research questions we could apply to the available data. A particular area of discussion was the difference (and interaction) between grassroots and mainstream media content; we

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Global Movement – Day 1

Something is happening around the world – for the first time in the history of human communication, people around the globe are connecting in a way never thought possible, showing solidarity with protesters in countries they may never visit, yet

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Global Movement – Day 1

Something is happening around the world – for the first time in the history of human communication, people around the globe are connecting in a way never thought possible, showing solidarity with protesters in countries they may never visit, yet

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is the occupy movement getting more colorful?

post by srt0 and christo Occuprint.org collects and distributes posters inspired by Occupy movements all around the world.  For the May 18/19th hackathon, our group looked at Occuprint’s collection of almost 400 posters.  Our main aim was to explore possible

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is the occupy movement getting more colorful?

post by srt0 and christo Occuprint.org collects and distributes posters inspired by Occupy movements all around the world.  For the May 18/19th hackathon, our group looked at Occuprint’s collection of almost 400 posters.  Our main aim was to explore possible

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Connecting Occupy

This project examines connections among Occupy groups through project partnerships.

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Connecting Occupy

This project examines connections among Occupy groups through project partnerships.

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Occupy Video as Data presentation at NYU, 4/18

Last week, a few Data Occupiers went to NYU to present to the “Topics in Visual Culture: Politics of Visual Display” class at NYU: among other things, we talked about our Video as Data project.

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Occupy Video as Data presentation at NYU, 4/18

Last week, a few Data Occupiers went to NYU to present to the “Topics in Visual Culture: Politics of Visual Display” class at NYU: among other things, we talked about our Video as Data project.

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Using a free Jogging app to GPS map unofficial private space in Zuccotti Park (OWS)

(Mapping done on Nov 6, 2011) I was fascinated when, in mid October, occupiers erected a tent city (against the instructions of park owner Brookfield Office Properties). The very form of the spatial occupation had transformed; an official public space

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Using a free Jogging app to GPS map unofficial private space in Zuccotti Park (OWS)

(Mapping done on Nov 6, 2011) I was fascinated when, in mid October, occupiers erected a tent city (against the instructions of park owner Brookfield Office Properties). The very form of the spatial occupation had transformed; an official public space

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Occupy Video as Data: Visualizing Temporal Narratives

How do we make sense of specific events occurring during the Occupy movement through narratives emerging from social media over time? When an NYPD office pepper sprays peaceful protestors, the event is immediately captured on camera phones with subsequent citizen

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Occupy Video as Data: Visualizing Temporal Narratives

How do we make sense of specific events occurring during the Occupy movement through narratives emerging from social media over time? When an NYPD office pepper sprays peaceful protestors, the event is immediately captured on camera phones with subsequent citizen

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State and Space

We’re using the web service Topsy and a Ruby script to search for tweets that document police misconduct or benevolence, can be traced back to a specific officer, and are related to Occupy events. After cleaning the tweets of web

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State and Space

We’re using the web service Topsy and a Ruby script to search for tweets that document police misconduct or benevolence, can be traced back to a specific officer, and are related to Occupy events. After cleaning the tweets of web

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Visualization of Q42 “What are you trying to achieve with your participation in the Occupy Movement?”

From the Occupy Research Demographic and Political Participation Survey, question #42, “What are you trying to achieve with your participation in the Occupy Movement?” All responses are included, and this visualization shows the 50 most frequently used words (excluding the very

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Visualization of Q42 “What are you trying to achieve with your participation in the Occupy Movement?”

From the Occupy Research Demographic and Political Participation Survey, question #42, “What are you trying to achieve with your participation in the Occupy Movement?” All responses are included, and this visualization shows the 50 most frequently used words (excluding the very

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day 1 recap: works in progress at OccupyDataNYC

Group 1: State and Space We’re using the web service Topsy to search for tweets related to Occupy events and police actions, positive and negative. After cleaning the tweets of web noise, e.g. http://, we visualize the prominence of particular keywords

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day 1 recap: works in progress at OccupyDataNYC

Group 1: State and Space We’re using the web service Topsy to search for tweets related to Occupy events and police actions, positive and negative. After cleaning the tweets of web noise, e.g. http://, we visualize the prominence of particular keywords

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skills + interests of occcupydata participants

Wordle word cloud visualizations of the interests and skills of the NYC hackathon participants.

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skills + interests of occcupydata participants

Wordle word cloud visualizations of the interests and skills of the NYC hackathon participants.

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