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[liberationtech] Tactical Tech's Info-Activism Camp 2013

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Wed Jul 18 07:59:07 PDT 2012

From: Faith Bosworth <faith at>


We're organising this event next year and are trying to gauge interest
early, please share with anyone who might like to attend!




'The Art of Using Data and Design for Evidence based Activism'
First Call for Tactical Tech's Info-Activism Camp 2013

Evidence  can be our most powerful asset and when used well it can
transform the way we perceive issues. Join us in 2013 at the
Info-Activism camp to share and learn about the art of using data and
design for evidence-based activism.

You know about Wikileaks, but do you know how The Guardian journalists,
who had never really worked with data, turned the thousands of leaked
cables into information graphics?  You may have seen the new parody
website Kickstriker or the Chevron We Agree spoof site and wondered
what's the art of culture jamming and can you really learn it? Or Exxon
Secrets: what are the different data sources you'd have to consult build
a website like that? How do you get access to that data? What kinds of
back-end, technical skills do you need? Harassmap is popular for the way
that it illuminates the issue of sexual harassment on the streets of
Cairo through a simple online crowdmap. But the map is just the first
step, how do you make it a strategic part of advocacy with communities
that are offline?

Social media, off-the shelf visualisation tools and digital devices have
become more accessible to  campaigners but it is still a challenge to
create innovative and memorable campaigns that exceed tools and
sloganeering. How do we leverage the evidence we have to go beyond the
60 page report and create influential evidence-based campaigns?  How can
we use data and technology to transcend the typical two-dimensional
presentations of information and influence audiences directly with evidence?

To explore the answers to questions like these, Tactical Tech, together
with its partners, will host the Info-Activism Camp 2013: 'The Art of
Using Data and Design for Evidence-Based Activism'. The Info-Activism
Camp 2013 will bring together 100 participants from around the world,
with 25 skilled facilitators, to collaborate on working with data,
visual design and technology for evidence-based activism.

Read more about this event and register your interest in attending here:

Programme coordinator We have a new resource for
activists! On data visualisation:
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