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    Education Hot Spot

    Learning was a lifetime passion for
    Mr. Jefferson. Our Education HotSpot blends online learning and civic empowerment through open knowledge

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    Archive digitization


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    Data visualization

    Everyone should have the power to visualize data, so we built VIDI an intuitive suite of Drupal data-visualization modules for anyone to use on any standard set of data

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    Patchwork nation

    Tracking United States communities in a time of change.  A collaboration with the PBS NewsHour and local public media stations

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    Patchwork Barents

    Focused reporting from field-based teams, tapping the best of local knowledge and the innovative application of information technology


Recent blogs

  • Atle Staalesen Mon, Jun 03, 2013

    The four prime ministers meeting today in Kirkenes, Norway, are increasingly confronted by the consequences of climate change and enhanced industrial activities in Arctic waters. Check out and embed our visualization on shipping along the Northern Sea Route here.

    Hardly anything illustrates the situation in today's Arctic better than the dynamics of trans shipments along the Northern Sea Route. Melting ice opens up new waters for longer periods than ever before and at unprecedented speed.

  • Zoran Hrncic Mon, Oct 15, 2012

    In this Knight Foundation funded proof of concept we set out to examine whether local attitudes expressed in online discussions could be correlated with local socioeconomic and demographic data. 

    We chose unemployment as our topic because it is a key element of the 2012 campaign and it generates prolonged discussions on both liberal and conservative sides. We expected it would give us a large enough set of local samples to work with.