Technical. ly Philly: Media Mobilizing Project is launching an online archive of Philly’s social justice movements . “Media Mobilizing Project (MMP), a nonprofit that works to amplify voices of communities fighting for justice, equity and human rights, has launched the first stage of its digital archive of social justice movements in Philadelphia. The archive will contain more than 800 hours of footage documenting local movements, including clips from grassroots campaigns for education funding, immigrant rights and workers’ rights.”
WHYY: ‘Up close and personal’: Mütter Museum maps the spread of Philly’s 1918 flu epidemic. “When the Mütter Museum began looking into the historic epidemic five years ago, it discovered a trove of information in archives around the city, including tens of thousands of death certificates. Part of the project was to create a public online database of all those death certificates and place them on an interactive map. Users can search by name or neighborhood to track how the flu swept the city.”
Philly Voice: Watch the first trailer for ‘Recorder’, about the Philly woman who recorded 30 years of TV news. “Marion Stokes was an activist and a librarian, and also a Philadelphia resident, who decided to record more than 30 years of American TV news from 1979 until her death in 2012. Filmmaker Matt Wolf is telling Stokes’ compelling story in a new documentary, called ‘Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project’, which has already made its way around film festivals ahead of a theatrical release in November.”
Philly Voice: Philly Police launch unsolved murders website, hope public can help find suspects. “The site, called Philly Unsolved Murders, includes a database of unsolved murder cases featuring photos and stories or descriptions about victims. The stories and photos are submitted by the victims’ families, police said.” The site is not complete; more cases will be added over time.
Billy Penn: Philadelphia just published its $4 billion checkbook for all to see. “Remember the ‘missing $33 million’ that had Philly taxpayers up in arms last year? And how the figure then dropped to $23 million, then $2 million, until all but $528,000 was accounted for as of January? Next time that happens, you should be able to do some of the math yourself.”
Technical .ly: Cypher Philly, a project born from a meetup, wants to unlock the power of open data. “For Cypher Philly founder Jess Mason, the copious amounts of open data produced every year by OpenDataPhilly needed another layer that could maximize their potential impact. It’s why he set out — alongside cofounder Jason Cox and about 40 volunteers — to build an application that can connect the dots between data sets meant for transparency and higher government efficiency.”
Technical. ly: Media Mobilizing Project wants to create a digital archive of its activism history. “The latest project out of activism nonprofit Media Mobilizing Project is an online repository of its digital history. With the Philadelphia Social Movement Archive, the West Philly organization looks to digitize hundreds of video tapes and establish sturdy backups of around 30 terabytes of documentation from its 13-year history, making it searchable and accessible to other groups working on similar causes.”