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[liberationtech] 'crowdsourcing versus containment' workshop featuring anti-kettling app Sukey (London, UK)

dan mcquillan dan at
Tue Nov 29 17:01:02 PST 2011

now with sign-up page :)

On 30 November 2011 00:51, dan mcquillan <dan at> wrote:
> (for any London/UK folk on the list)
> You are invited to a workshop at Goldsmiths with @samthetechie,
> co-founder of anti-kettling app Sukey.
> Sukey is a web app that is designed to keep people safe, mobile and
> informed during demonstrations. It emerged the night before the
> student protest in November 2010 and is now being developed as an open
> source tool for any demonstration.
> In this workshop with we'll get under the hood to explore what coding
> & design decisions were made and why, and we'll discuss the future for
> Sukey in an world of #occupy movements.
> More broadly, what are the different ways that software can be
> developed for social and political movements and what are the
> different kinds of knowledge, organisation and information that need
> to be brought together in order to make such systems work well? What
> are the problems introduced by 'informationalising' protest and direct
> action and how do software and politics change when they are brought
> together in such ways.
> VENUE: Room 326, New Academic Building, Goldsmiths, University of
> London, New Cross, London, SE14 6NW
> The New Academic Building is building #2 on this campus map (PDF) and
> is a 5-10 minute walk from New Cross Gate or New Cross Stations.
> App:
> Code:
> This workshop is organised by the Centre for Cultural Studies
> and the Department of
> Computing.

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