Maptivism: How to Crowdsource Political Action
February 17, 2011
Web and mobile technology are enabling activists and organizers to use free, open-source platforms to crowdsource action and respond to political and humanitarian crises in new ways. Patrick Meier is the Director of Crisis Mapping at Ushahidi and the co-founder of the International Network of Crisis Mappers.
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Patrick Meier is the Director of Crisis Mapping at Ushahidi and the co-founder of the International Network of Crisis Mappers. He previously co-founded and co-directed Harvard University’s (HHI) Program on Crisis Mapping and Early Warning. Patrick is a recognized expert and thought leader on the intersection between new technologies, early warning, civil resistance, human rights and humanitarian response.
He is completing his PhD at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and is currently a Visiting Fellow at Stanford University’s Program on Liberation Technologies. He is on the Board of Digital Democracy, the Meta-Activism Project and the Konpa Group. Patrick has an MA in International Affairs from Columbia University and is an alum of the Sante Fe Institute’s (SFI) Complex Systems Program. He blogs at iRevolution.net and is available for consulting projects.
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