25 Jan EVENT | Exposing the Invisible
Date: Monday 10 February, 2014
Time: 5.30 – 8.00 pm
Venue: S249, Philosophy Room, The Quadrangle, University of Sydney
The internet, mobile phones and the digitisation of data have enabled collaborations between activists, hackers, researchers and journalists on an unprecedented scale. These collaborations have led to exposures and revelations that were once unimaginable.
On Monday 10 February the Sydney Democracy Network hosted a film screening and panel discussion at the University of Sydney to explore how rights advocates are most effectively using information, visual representation and digital technologies in their work.
Tactical Technology Collective joined us from Berlin to screen parts of their recently released film, Exposing the Invisible. This screening was followed with a panel and audience discussion about the challenges and opportunities for using information, personal stories and digital technologies for exposing the invisible.
Listen to the introduction:
Tanya Notley introduces this event and Marek Tuszynski introduces Tactical Tech’s film, Exposing the Invisible.
Listen to the panel discussion:
Short presentations by and discussions with:
- Elaine Pearson, Human Rights Watch (Using video documentation and satellite imagery to expose abuses in Asia)
- Wendy Bacon, Professorial Fellow and Investigative Journalist, Australian Centre for Independent Journalism (Investigating ‘invisibility’ in Australian media − a case study of coal and climate change)
- Gemma Pitcher, ActionAid Australia (Mapping for Advocacy in Kenya)
- Jeremy Donovan, Generation One (Making visible Indigenous and non-Indigenous disparities)
- Stephanie Hankey and Marek Tuszynski, Tactical Tech (Land grabs and the Land Matrix Project)
Event organised by:
The Sydney Democracy Network
The University of Sydney and The University of Western Sydney