So how might folks already proficient with in-person dialogue and deliberation get the most out of an online platform such as the Civic Commons?
One in 11 children will live with a nonparental relative or family friend for at least three consecutive months before the age of 18.
an amazing photo project of photographer Mark Laita that focuses on the contrasts between people, the lives and cultures through beautiful portraits in black and white.
When children move from foster home to foster home, they lack what is known in social-service parlance as continuity of care. In an overburdened system, there is often no one to notice changes in a child’s behavior, or eating pattern or study habits. The CASA volunteer aims to be a consistent presence.
This sounds great! I’m increasingly fascinated by the effect of participatory media, so this is just right up my street »>
HELLO WORLD!: OR HOW I LEARNED TO STOP LISTENING AND LOVE THE NOISE
Hello World! is a large-scale audio visual installation comprised of thousands of unique video diaries gathered from the internet. The project is a meditation on the contemporary plight of democratic, participative media and the fundamental human desire to be heard. (via Hello World! or: How I Learned to Stop Listening and Love the Noise | Christopher Baker)
Snail Mail My Email is a worldwide collaborative art project where volunteers handwrite and artistically interpret strangers’ emails and send these physical letters to the intended recipients, completely free of charge.