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Call to Round Up Nuclear Supporters in Japan Starts a Scandal

BY Nick Judd | Monday, August 1 2011

While tens of thousands of people in Japan are unable to return to their homes after earthquake and tsunami damage caused a still-ongoing nuclear disaster in March, at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant about 136 miles ... Read More

Government of Japan Asks for 'Apps for Japan'

BY Nick Judd | Friday, May 6 2011

The government of Japan's IT Project Office, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry / Policy has put out an open call for the development of websites and apps to help in the aftermath of the tsunami and earthquakes that ... Read More

The Art of Rolling Your Own Radiation Mapping

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, April 12 2011

RDTN.org Yesterday, the Atlantic's Alexis Madrigal profiled a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for equipping "citizen scientists" in Japan with personal Geiger counters to measure the radiation coming out ... Read More

Ushahidi Japan vs. Ushahidi Libya

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, March 29 2011

Mix a terrible natural disaster with a highly networked and tech savvy Japanese population, and you get a potentially "quite powerful" use of the crowd-mapping platform Ushahidi, says Patrick Meier, Ushahidi's ... Read More

North Korea, More Digital Than You Might Think

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, March 18 2011

In this month's Atlantic, Robert S. Boynton reports that Chinese tech cast-offs, thumb drives, radio, mobile phones are getting used by North Koreans and allies in South Korea and Japan to produce reports from inside the ... Read More

DIY Radiation Mapping

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, March 16 2011

Getting passed around today, unsurprisingly, is the National Radiation Map, "depicting environmental radiation levels across the USA, updated in real time every minute." They're looking for people to set up ... Read More

Mapping Japan

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, March 15 2011

.node_read_more { visibility: hidden; display: none; } div.taxterms { display: none; } Check out this Japan map from ESRI, notable for how it layers official earthquake data with what folks are pushing out on Ushahidi, ... Read More

Daily Digest: Questioning the Marching-Orders Construct

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, November 24 2008

Building a Better Bully Pulpit: Is all this talk of openness and participation really just President-elect Barack Obama's way of supercharging the presidential bully pulpit? The New York Times' Sheryl Gay Stolberg ... Read More