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Browsing the "Open Media Boston" Tag

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Arab Spring, a Literary Festival in Gaza, and the Role of Media in Revolution

Profile of Boston Palestine Film Festival artist Omar Robert Hamilton, originally published on Open Media Boston, October 24, 2013. [...]

October 31, 2013 Arts & Culture, Portfolio, Writing
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Bill McKibben’s 350.org Organizes Protest and Mass Arrest at MA Power Plant

Originally published in Open Media Boston. by Tate Williams (Staff), Jul-24-13 Cambridge, Mass. – The climate movement is a unique one, longtime activist Bill McKibben told an audience in Cambridge Sunday night, because it doesn’t gain its strength from a few [...]

August 8, 2013 Potpourri, Writing
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Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Return to Cambridge City Hall to Celebrate Defeat of DOMA

Originally published in Open Media Boston. | It was right here on the steps of Cambridge City Hall, on May 17, 2004, where it all started. [...]

July 12, 2013 Portfolio, Potpourri, Writing
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Free Software: changing the world while toiling in obscurity

Originally published in Open Media Boston by Tate Williams (Staff), Mar-26-13 Cambridge, Mass. – The free software movement—based on the idea that computer programs should be available for anyone to use or modify—is in some ways at the top of [...]

June 15, 2013 Geek, Science & Environment, Writing
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Activists Rally for Aaron Swartz, Moving from Sadness to Political Action

Originally published in Open Media Boston by Tate Williams (Staff), April 16, 2013 BOSTON/Dewey Square – The Boston rally to honor programmer and activist Aaron Swartz had tearful moments, but it went beyond remembrance. Supporters of Swartz’s work called for [...]

May 31, 2013 Geek, Science & Environment, Writing
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End of An Era for Boston Media as Phoenix Shuts Down

Originally published in Open Media Boston by Tate Williams (Staff), Mar-15-13 BOSTON – When the Boston Phoenix announced it was shutting down Thursday afternoon—after nearly 50 years of often being at the cutting edge of alternative media—the response was a [...]

March 30, 2013 Portfolio, Potpourri, Science & Environment, Writing
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Boston Programmers Join International Push for Open Government Data

Originally published in Open Media Boston by Tate Williams (Staff), Feb-26-13 BOSTON – Hidden within the endless bytes of government data is information on everything from how corporations are influencing the votes of politicians, down to when the next bus [...]

March 15, 2013 Geek, Science & Environment, Writing
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Programmers hold Aaron Swartz Memorial Hackathons worldwide

Originally published in Open Media Boston by Tate Williams (Staff), Feb-05-13 BOSTON/Kenmore Square – The reactions to the death of prominent computer programmer and activist Aaron Swartz have ranged from sadness, to calls for investigation, to fiery demands for policy [...]

February 16, 2013 Geek, Science & Environment, Writing
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Anonymous Mourns Loss of Aaron Swartz, Demands Legal Reforms

Originally published on Open Media Boston by Tate Williams (Staff), Jan-26-13 BOSTON/South Boston – Members of the Internet collective known as Anonymous took to the streets of Boston yesterday in memory of fellow activist Aaron Swartz, who took his own [...]

February 5, 2013 Geek, Portfolio, Science & Environment, Writing
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Boston City Councilor Pushes for More Access to Hubway Bike Sharing Program

Originally published in Open Media Boston by Tate Williams (Staff), Dec-28-12 BOSTON/Government Center – Boston’s bike-sharing program is heading into its third year as a major success, exceeding ridership expectations and planning to expand. But one city councilor has expressed [...]

January 11, 2013 Science & Environment, Writing