Infoactivism - Michł Mach

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Infoactivism - Michł Mach

  1. 1. <ul>Infoactivism, digital activism Michał Mach [email_address] </ul>
  2. 2. Infoactivism, digital activism This is an exciting time to be a person who can use a computer. The cause of freedom calls all of us - not only programmers, but writers and artists, academics and filmmakers, philosophers and trolls. We have the power to make a real difference in the world - to help people achieve what they want for themselves. Peter Fein, http://blog.wearpants.org/we-are-telecomix/
  3. 3. Infoactivism Digital activism E-activism Digital advocacy Hacktivism Infoactivism, digital activism
  4. 4. Infoactivism, digital activism Definition <ul><li>it's an approach to utilising information, communications and digital technologies to enhance advocacy work Tactical Technology Collective, 2008
  5. 5. the practice of using digital technology to increase the effectiveness of a social or political change campaign Digital Activism Decoded: The New Mechanics of Change, 2010 </li></ul>
  6. 6. 10 tactics <ul><ul><li>mobilise people
  7. 7. witness and record
  8. 8. visualise your message
  9. 9. amplify personal stories
  10. 10. just add humour </li></ul></ul><ul><li>manage your contacts
  11. 11. make complex data simple
  12. 12. use collective intelligence
  13. 13. let people ask the questions
  14. 14. investigate and expose </li></ul>Infoactivism, digital activism
  15. 15. Infoactivism, digital activism (1) mobilise people Pink Chaddi Campaign
  16. 16. Infoactivism, digital activism (3) visualise your message Putting Torture on the President's Map
  17. 17. Infoactivism, digital activism (5) just add humor &quot;Give Lukashenko his own Lu-net!&quot;
  18. 18. Infoactivism, digital activism Intertubes
  19. 19. Infoactivism, digital activism Intertubes
  20. 20. Infoactivism, digital activism Intertubes
  21. 21. Infoactivism, digital activism (6) manage your contacts know your constituency
  22. 22. Managing relationships with constituents and executing actions based on them CiviCRM http://civicrm.org Infoactivism, digital activism
  23. 23. Managing News http://managingnews.com/ Monitoring information on the Internet Infoactivism, digital activism
  24. 25. Infoactivism, digital activism (7) make complex data simple Mapping Farm Subsidy Payments in Sweden
  25. 26. Infoactivism, digital activism
  26. 27. Infoactivism, digital activism
  27. 28. Infoactivism, digital activism
  28. 29. Infoactivism, digital activism Mobile tactics <ul><li>spreading information
  29. 30. smart mobs
  30. 31. monitoring and observation
  31. 32. citizen reporting and documentation
  32. 33. „ sousveillance” Digital Activism Decoded: The New Mechanics of Change, 2010 </li></ul>
  33. 34. Infoactivism, digital activism Spreading information <ul><li>„ Military needs to see 1 million at rally tomorrow, Jan 19, to make a decision to go against Erap. Please pass it on...”
  34. 35. „ WEAR BLACK TO MOURN THE DEATH OF DEMOCRACY” Digital Activism Decoded: The New Mechanics of Change, 2010 </li></ul>
  35. 36. Infoactivism, digital activism Smart mobs <ul>1999 – Seattle WTO protests Digital Activism Decoded: The New Mechanics of Change, 2010 </ul>
  36. 37. Infoactivism, digital activism „ Sousveillance” <ul><li>2009 Oscar Grant case
  37. 38. witness.org
  38. 39. Digital Activism Decoded: The New Mechanics of Change, 2010 </li></ul>
  39. 40. Infoactivism, digital activism UBER GEM <ul><li>U: Understanding what's possible
  40. 41. B: Being able to perform the function
  41. 42. E: Enaging effectively & efficiently
  42. 43. R: Recognizing privacy, security and legal issues
  43. 44. Eszter Hargittai, Northwestern University </li></ul>
  44. 45. Infoactivism, digital activism UBER GEM <ul><li>G: Getting assistance
  45. 46. E: Evaluating the credibility of material
  46. 47. M: Managing the material </li></ul>Eszter Hargittai, Northwestern University
  47. 48. Infoactivism, digital activism The Capabilities for Collective Action <ul>Accessing and discovering information <ul><li>Publications, news stories, reports
  48. 49. Discovering supressed information
  49. 50. Tools and platforms for monitoring </li></ul></ul>Digital Activism Decoded: The New Mechanics of Change, 2010
  50. 51. Infoactivism, digital activism The Capabilities for Collective Action <ul>Disseminating and reporting <ul><li>cause website, events websites
  51. 52. alternative media platforms
  52. 53. blogging, microblogging, video & photo sharing
  53. 54. making information „go viral” </li></ul></ul>Digital Activism Decoded: The New Mechanics of Change, 2010
  54. 55. Infoactivism, digital activism The Capabilities for Collective Action <ul>Coordinating and making decisions <ul><li>allowing people to become members
  55. 56. space for discussion
  56. 57. scheduling meetings
  57. 58. enabling voting
  58. 59. autoring and exchange of todo lists Digital Activism Decoded: The New Mechanics of Change, 2010 </li></ul></ul>
  59. 60. Infoactivism, digital activism The Capabilities for Collective Action <ul>Making the online movement last <ul><li>open narratives and inclusive stories
  60. 61. regular face-to-face meetings
  61. 62. short-term and well defined projects
  62. 63. permanent online space
  63. 64. Digital Activism Decoded: The New Mechanics of Change, 2010 </li></ul></ul>
  64. 65. „ Grey hat” activity Infoactivism, digital activism
  65. 66. Infoactivism, digital activism Wikipedia
  66. 67. Infoactivism, digital activism http://www.whyweprotest.net/
  67. 68. Infoactivism, digital activism Anonymous <ul>„ While we don’t have much of an affiliation with WikiLeaks, we fight for the same reasons. We want transparency and we counter censorship. The attempts to silence WikiLeaks are long strides closer to a world where we can not say what we think and are unable to express our opinions and ideas.” Pandalabs Blog, http://bit.ly/anopayback </ul>
  68. 69. Infoactivism, digital activism Wikipedia
  69. 70. Infoactivism, digital activism Chaos Computer Club <ul>„ In a protest against the use of biometric data, the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) (...) published the fingerprint of German Home Secretary, Wolfgang Schäuble. (…) (Publication) also includes a thin film that can be taped over your finger to deceive fingerprint readers with Schäuble's fingerprint” the H, http://bit.ly/fprints </ul>
  70. 71. Infoactivism, digital activism telecomix.org
  71. 72. Infoactivism, digital activism Telecomix <ul>„ Telecomix is yin to Anonymous' yang. If Anonymous takes sites down, Telecomix keeps them up. What we have in common with each other, and with the protests on the ground, is that we are truly leaderless and possessed by a radical passion for freedom.” Peter Fein, http://blog.wearpants.org/we-are-telecomix/ </ul>
  72. 73. Thanks! Michał Mach [email_address] This presentation is available under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 Poland (CC BY-NC-SA 2.5) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/pl/deed.en If you want it licensed other way for some particular use, let me know, I'm sure we can figure something out. :-) Infoactivism, digital activism

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