Archive for February, 2012

2 Events of Note: Presenting Data Today & Jake Shapiro of PRX Thursday

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

MIT’s Center for Civic Media has two events (at least) of note this week: Data Therapy Webinar: Techniques for Creative Data Presentation sounds like a great way to get some ideas on how to enthrall audiences with data-filled presentations. (We’re all warming up for the annual conferences, showing off at work, preparing for the board […]

Creative Resumes and Outreach to Find a Job

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Via the LinkedIn group LIS Career Options, I found a pointer to an article about 7 cool resumes on Pinterest. What makes the resumes cool is the person’s ability to showcase design or artistic skill or creativity, nontraditional layout of information, and use of color. A link took me to some methods people have used […]

New Category: Job Search

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

I’ve heard and read lots of pros and cons about blogging while searching for a job. I decided I’m going to do it. I’m tired of feeling like I can’t or shouldn’t share various resources or knowledge I come across while searching, learning about the job search process, or reading various online job groups. I’m […]

Conducting Social Experiments Online

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Berkman Fellow Jerome Hergueux discusses a platform for conducting social experiments online and present some experiment results during today’s Berkman lunch.

Using Digital Media in Detroit to Meet Community Needs

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

(Unfortunately, I was 30 minutes late to this presentation. I’m not sure who was speaking when I entered.) The MIT Center for Civic Media hosts Allied Media Projects staff and Detroit Digital Justice Coalition members for a conversation about what they’re doing with people and technology. “We’re not trying to bridge the digital divide as […]

Berkman Lunch: Mate Choice in an Online Dating Site

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Yeah, well, it’s Valentine’s Day, soOo the Berkman Center is doing something a bit topical. (Happy Valentine’s Day!) Kevin Lewis from Harvard’s sociology department and with Berkman ties is presenting research on dating sites. “I’m a little worried that all of you want to spend your Valentine’s Day learning about online dating from a single […]

The Boston Globe’s Digital Initiatives Lunch

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

The Boston Globe’s digital initiatives folks are speaking at MIT’s Center for Civic Media about, well, digital efforts at the Globe.