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CITIZEN FORENSICS A INVESTIGATIVE TOOLS FOR BRINGING THINGS TO LIGHT

How can we use technology to investigate the world around us in the name of justice and human rights?

• 16. Sept. - 21. Sept., 2019
• Based at ACUD in Berlin, Germany
• Special one week intensive, full-time
• Small class of participants
• In collaboration with Tactical Technology Collective and Disruption Network Lab


Pricing
Artist / Student (Full Time)*
€150

Professional*
€350


course
description

This program delves into the topic of citizen forensics.  We’ll take a deeper look into projects and organisations that have stemmed from a new movement of citizens taking action in the name of justice and human rights. With an eye on the work of Forensic Architecture, VFRAME and Tactical Technology Collective, we’ll learn how to gather information, problem-solve with the latest tools, and use critical techniques for safely navigating and investigating our communities as a means of learning how we might actively contribute to something greater. 

This special one-week intensive program ends with attendance at Disruption Network Lab's upcoming conference Citizens of Evidence, in which grassroots citizen journalism will also be the focus.

Note: We're excited to introduce a new format for our Money and Evidence programs. These are two new topics that we feel are vital for many of us, so we decided to make these programs as accessible as possible, each of them one-week long at a much lower cost. This is an experimental format for us but if all goes well we hope to repeat it and offer two one-week programs per year focused on critical tools for artists and activists.



in this course,
you will be
introduced to

  • Citizen forensics movements and how they began
  • How to gather information and investigate safely
  • Ethical and legal issues surrounding this work
  • Basics of working with various technologies including computer vision and machine learning for investigative purposes
  • An amazing network and community of like-minded creative beings and potential future collaborators

course outline

: See above for topics covered.


who is this
program for?

This program is for journalists, architects, researchers, artists and anyone interested to learn how technology is currently being used as an aid for critical analysis to help understand and report on the world around us. No previous experience necessary.