Technology in, for, and with community 1 | Fab Ateneus, Barcelona

Being based at a university, and working within the cooperative extension system, I’m always looking for models of community/university collaboration that exemplify a participatory engagement with citizens (Or, as some would put it- “stakeholder” engagement). And in our current era of makers and making, examples that integrate technology are especially of interest. And I always mean to preserve examples when I find them, but hardly ever do…until now. Going to make a real effort to post them here starting now.

Fab Ateneus, in Barcelona, is my first stop. First brought to my awareness by this great article in the Guardian back in April, it has obviously been lurking about in the recesses of my mind influencing my thoughts about making and civic engagement.

There are more examples, programs, place and people working on technology in, with and for community – likely many more than I am aware of – that I’ll try to highlight as time goes on.

Technology and Participation – Harnessing the emerging power of broadband for civic engagement.

Technology and participation – Harnessing the emerging power of broadband for civic engagement. -clerks2012

Links to resources/videos included in the presentation:
http://www.broadband.gov/ – National Broadband Plan
http://www.connectcommunity.org/ – Connect Your Community
http://www.squeaky.org/ – Squeaky Wheel Buffalo Media Resources
http://www.khanacademy.org/ – Khan Academy
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