CIVIC defines “Context-Aware Systems” as a field of research and applied practice that considers how infrastructure can contain and evolve situated knowledge¹.

The learning modules below were created from CIVIC’s real life experiences building technology meant to serve the public interest. Each concept stands alone as a principle, together they layer and self-reference to more deeply understand and clarify embedded assumptions which can distort the structures, interpretations, and impacts of data.

⭐️ There is a vast body of work (and custom-built technology) under the surface of the modules which is not yet public. If you’re interested to learn more and how you can get access, visit our workshops page.

Module Titles and Definitions

Version 2, Sept 2022

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Overview at a Glance

Titles and Grouping Categories


🕰  Experimental Format

Context-Aware Systems Titles and Definitions- “Clock Gears” Metaphor