Lecture to SMU | ICTs in peacebuilding

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Lecture to Southern Methodist University on ICTs in peacebuilding, delivered in March 2014.

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Lecture to SMU | ICTs in peacebuilding

  1. 1. ICTs today Sanjana Hattotuwa ! ! TED Fellow 2011 Special Advisor, ICT4Peace Foundation
  2. 2. find | know | share | show
  3. 3. colombo vigil, 12 april 7pm3.30pm iMessage Twitter WhatsApp SMS 7.30pm Groundviews (blog) Bundlr SoundCloud 11pm YouTube
  4. 4. updates via iMessage
  5. 5. iMessage toTwitter (real time)
  6. 6. real time twitter conversations
  7. 7. colombo vigil, 12 april
  8. 8. colombo vigil, 12 april
  9. 9. colombo vigil, 12 april
  10. 10. colombo vigil, 12 april
  11. 11. readers across media, under 48 hours • Facebook : 12% of 82*342 = ~3,365 • Twitter : 44*126 = 5,544 • Blog post : 4,620 • SoundCloud : 599 • Bundlr : 4,100 • Conservative minimum reach of blog post: 18,200 (excluding email, RSS)
  12. 12. network diffusion 18,200 xx xx xx xx xx xx conversations across geography, time, disciplines, actors, media
  13. 13. my work from sri lanka mediation, conversation, reconciliation, transformation
  14. 14. one text peace negotiations platform, ~2003
  15. 15. one text peace negotiations platform, ~2003
  16. 16. bearing witness to injustice new media for social justice
  17. 17. helping rural communities leverage new media addressing justice and grievances at village level
  18. 18. maps
  19. 19. monitoring election violence http://cmev.wordpress.com/maps
  20. 20. monitoring disasters http://groundviews.org/2011/02/05/google-map-on-flood-affected-areas-in-sri-lanka-february-2011
  21. 21. bearing witness to alleged war crimes http://groundviews.org/2012/09/12/the-end-of-war-in-sri-lanka-captured-for-posterity-by-google-earth
  22. 22. bearing witness to alleged war crimes http://groundviews.org/2012/09/18/sri-lankas-forgotten-mass-graves-google-earth-and-remembering-the- dead-in-nandikadal/
  23. 23. facebook & social media
  24. 24. Facebook Groundviews fan pagehttps://www.facebook.com/groundviews
  25. 25. Facebook Groundviews fan pagehttps://www.facebook.com/groundviews
  26. 26. Facebook pollshttp://groundviews.org/2011/03/31/world-cup-cricket-aiding-reconciliation-in-sri-lanka-fact-or-fiction/
  27. 27. Groundviews on Twitter@groundviews
  28. 28. Groundviews on Flipboard@groundviews
  29. 29. arts, tech & culture
  30. 30. moving imageshttp://www.movingimages.asia
  31. 31. mediatedhttp://groundviews.org/2012/08/24/mediated-portraying-hard-data-on-sri-lanka-through-art/
  32. 32. 30 years agohttp://www.30yearsago.asia
  33. 33. archiving (the inconvenient)
  34. 34. llrc media and submission archivehttp://groundviews.org/llrc-media-coverage-and-submissions/
  35. 35. archiving sri lanka’s history http://sitesatrisksl.wordpress.com/about
  36. 36. #hrc22http://groundviews.org/2012/11/02/uprlka-complete-tweet-archive-and-related-visualisation-around-sri-lankas-upr-review/
  37. 37. Flip flop http://groundviews.org/2009/08/25/bearing-witness-submit-content-on-idps-and-police-brutality-to-win-a- flip-ultra-video-camera/
  38. 38. failure
  39. 39. Flip flop http://groundviews.org/2009/08/25/bearing-witness-submit-content-on-idps-and-police-brutality-to-win-a- flip-ultra-video-camera/
  40. 40. technology will influence outcomes whether by design or ignorance
  41. 41. the future is anchored to and underpinned by • Geo-location, geo-fencing and geo-referencing / location awareness • Drones & UAVs for peacebuilding, human rights protection and humanitarianism • The Internet of things • Life-logging • The next billion on smartphones
  42. 42. Thank you www.ict4peace.org

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