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Mimi Onuoha

Mimi Onuoha is a researcher and artist using data and code to explore social issues. Her work is concerned with the physical and digital sites where cultural practices meet technological systems. She has a Master’s degree from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program and served as a 2014-15 Fulbright-National Geographic Fellow. She is currently a Visiting Researcher at London’s Royal College of Art.

Research Topic:  Guide to Crowdsourcing

The ability of news consumers to participate in acts of journalism has moved far beyond eyewitness accounts captured in photos and video.  This project examines how crowdsourcing has developed since the term was first coined a decade ago, develop a robust taxonomy of uses, showcase important examples in case studies, and explore emerging best practices.