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Archive of Campaign 2008’s Hopes

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, January 29th, 2009

[WildebeestEyes / Flickr] After almost twelve months, it is time to put this blog to bed. The picture above seemed a good finale for BallotVox. Jonathan Wood -- a "Chicago-based human and sometimes photographer" -- took it in his hometown last month. It features pluma*'s street art inspired by Emily Dickinson's poem ...

Check Out the Whole Inauguration Collection

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Our inauguration archive is piling up on delicious. Check it out! It's easy to scroll through or search using tags. I'll feature a bunch of selections on the blog over the next several days (just as soon as I untangle myself from Flickr, etc.), so stay tuned.

Bye from Sarolta

Posted by Sarolta | Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

[Sarolta Cump is a BallotVox co-curator.] Wahoo! This election has been quite the ride -- hard to believe it's over! With BallotVox, I spent over two hundred and twenty-five hours in this peculiar land known as the internet. It's been amazing to come across the many musings from hip-hop bloggers and ...

What’s Next for BallotVox?

Posted by Katherine | Friday, November 7th, 2008

[amuk2006 / Flickr] We're going to stick around for a little while. Through the inauguration at the end of January. To ease you through any post-election blues. Of course without the full team, things will be somewhat different around here. I'll be working part-time to continue bookmarking the tsumani of election-day content, ...

Farewell, Co-Curators

Posted by Katherine | Friday, November 7th, 2008

Inside joke here: when the co-curators introduced themselves, Jake asked them to talk about their favorite Beatle. [Mark Sardella / Flickr] BallotVox bids a sad goodbye today to its remarkable co-curators. Sarolta Cump, Misa Dayson, James Mills, Ann Raber, Sue Salinger, and volunteer curator Roshan Abraham have been the fiery engine of ...

Columbus Day

Posted by Katherine | Friday, October 10th, 2008

BVox will be quiet on Monday. Back again on Tuesday.

Democratic Convention: Bookmarks

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

We've been busy bookmarking stuff about the Democratic convention (which you can browse here). Blog posts coming soon.

Co-Curator: Larissa Zhou

Posted by Larissa | Friday, April 4th, 2008

[Larissa Zhou] I'm a PRX intern and will be helping out with BallotVox. I hail originally from China, but have lived in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and California. I've spent the most time in Mountain View, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley. I'm psyched about joining the BallotVox team because this November ...

Co-Curator: Genevieve Sponsler

Posted by Genevieve | Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

[Genevieve Sponsler] 1. What part of the country do you live in? I relocated to Massachusetts last fall to work for PRX, but I'm originally from D.C. suburbia. 2. Why are you interested in Web 2.0 and the election? I got interested in the possibilities of the Web from my summer internships during college. ...

Co-Curator: Misa Dayson

Posted by Misa | Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

[Misa Dayson] I am a filmmaker, producer and writer who has worked in various capacities in film production and development, including as Development Associate at Pipedream Productions. I directed and produced three short documentaries, including Four Women, which enjoyed screenings at various film festivals and conferences. I am currently ...

Co-Curator: Sarolta Cump

Posted by Sarolta | Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

[Sarolta Cump] For me, the upcoming election embodies all the best of the maelstrom of United States politics: the good, the bad, and the ugly. Hot issues I follow closely include: the war in Iraq, immigration, civil liberties and health care. As someone who makes & teaches video, I am focused ...

Co-Curator: James Mills

Posted by James | Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

[James Mills] Greetings everyone. It’s a pleasure to be part of this exciting project. I’m thrilled with the prospect of delving into the morass of online content to find those user-generated pearls of wisdom that come from the hearts and minds of freethinking outspoken citizens. I love to share the ...

Co-Curator: Ann Raber

Posted by Ann | Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

[Ann Raber] I live in Texas and spend my time cleaning, reading, studying and occasionally making radio news for Pacifica. Ballotvox is a perfect opportunity to give my internet habit some direction. I'm interested in what much younger and much older people are thinking about American politics, and in how they ...

Co-Curator: Sue Salinger

Posted by Sue | Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

[Sue Salinger] I’m a media biz veteran transitioning mid-career into independent media and academia from Boulder, Colorado. This year I’m in the deep end researching my phd dissertation on Electronic Surveillance and Subjectivity for the European Grad School – THE place for critical theorists, media makers and philosophers of technology ...

Welcome, Co-Curators!

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

[Octoferret / Flickr] Our co-curators are poised to roll up their sleeves and get to work finding good stuff to add to BallotVox. Here at PRX, Genevieve Sponsler and intern Larissa Zhou will be helping out; and across the country Sarolta Cump, Misa Dayson, James Mills, Ann Raber, and Sue Salinger ...


Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

Coffee cups! [wrumsby / Flickr] We're not asleep at the wheel. We promise. In fact we're reasonably caffeinated, though we haven't been blogging much; instead we've been hiring great co-curators and figuring out how exactly to collect and sort and display all of the content we'll be finding. On the tech front, ...

Temporarily Distracted

Posted by Katherine | Monday, March 10th, 2008

Posting will be thin to nonexistent for the next few days as we focus on hiring co-curators. We're eager for their help. Course then there's still the matter of finishing the site construction...

An Arab Perspective

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, February 28th, 2008

At the US-Islamic World Form [josholalia / Flickr] The blogger Abu Aardvark -- aka Marc Lynch, a Middle East expert and political-science professor at George Washington University -- was recently at the Brookings Institution's US-Islamic World Forum in Doha, Qatar. He reports that the attention paid to Iraq paled in comparison ...

Fake Homemade Signs

Posted by Katherine | Friday, February 22nd, 2008

Washington-state blogger Joshua Longbrake writes about his experience at an overcrowded, spirited Obama rally in Seattle earlier this month. He has this gem of an observation: It was really fascinating to see the Obama campaign team pass out two types of signs: the first set of signs were professionally made [...] ...

We Shouldn’t Have Doubted

Posted by Katherine | Friday, February 22nd, 2008

It was out there all along. (Jake was right.) The Platonic ideal of a video sidebar widget. Guess we finally, in stubborn pique, entered the right words into Google, and there it was: Vodpod. It's not just a widget. No. It's a tool that lets us bookmark and display any ...