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

Mary Joyce Mary at
Wed Jul 18 08:08:32 PDT 2012

Congrats on getting another camp together.  2009 was great!


On Wed, Jul 18, 2012 at 7:59 AM, Yosem Companys <companys at>wrote:

> From: Faith Bosworth <faith at>
> Hi,
> We're organising this event next year and are trying to gauge interest
> early, please share with anyone who might like to attend!
> Thanks,
> Faith
> ***
> '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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