What Could You Do With An Actual Crowd?

A List of 32 Creative Crowd-Driven Journalism and Civic Projects

At Newsgeist — a gathering a journalists, technologists and community organizers — a group of us gathered in a small classroom at Arizona State University to talk about how journalists could mobilize large groups of people to do amazing things together. We brainstormed a huge list of models and ideas from creating public and live action games to to human-powered data vizualitions and community dialogue projects.

Below is an annotated list of 32 ideas for IRL engagement mentioned during the discussion, with links to examples or background on each. We know this lists just scratches the surface of participatory public events, so add other ideas in the comment section.

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