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Homeless Hotspots

Looking Back at the Big Winners From SXSW 2012: The 'Homeless Hotspots'

Brian Reid | Posted 05.14.2013 | Impact
Brian Reid

SXSW 2012's 'Homeless Hotspots' program immediately created a minor firestorm: was it genius and empowering or dehumanizing and exploitative? Were those who participated in the program any better off?

Are 'Homeless Street Treats' The Next 'Homeless Hotspots'?

Mark Horvath | Posted 06.02.2012 | Impact
Mark Horvath

A little over three years ago Alan Graham "talked" me into visiting Austin, Texas because he knew what he was doing to help our homeless friends was s...

Don't Dismiss 'Slacktivists' -- Give Them The Tools To Do More

Bob McKinnon | Posted 05.25.2012 | Impact
Bob McKinnon

How does social change happen - with marches or clicks? To anyone who grew up in the 60's this seems like an absurd, if not offensive question. But t...

"Homeless Hotspot" -- Right Meets Wrong at 4G Speed

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 05.23.2012 | Technology
Tiziana Dearing

We should set the bar even higher for avoiding dehumanizing experiences for our neighbors in poverty. Life is doing it enough as it is.

Think Again: Homeless Hotspots? Reality Bites

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.17.2012 | Media
Eric Alterman

The "Homeless Hotspots" project paid its walking advertisements just $20 a day and encouraged them to beg for more. It's a pity nobody thought of doing this at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

If Corporations Are People, Can Homeless People Be Hotspots?

Maria Foscarinis | Posted 05.14.2012 | Impact
Maria Foscarinis

Using homeless people as mobile hotspots emphasizes the dehumanizing effects of homelessness itself. The reality is that homeless people are already treated as "part of the landscape" or, worse, as detritus to be swept away.

Why I'm In Favor Of 'Homeless Hotspots'

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.13.2012 | Impact
Mark Horvath

We've all been panhandled by a homeless person on street begging for money. I bet every one of you reading this has even been aggressively panhandled....

'Homeless Hotspots' Offered At SXSW

The Huffington Post | Courteney Palis | Posted 03.12.2012 | Technology

At this year's South By Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Conference in Austin, Texas, WiFi-deprived attendees were confronted with an interesting fix to t...