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Activist Technology Demo Day

Activist Technology Demo Day
Saturday, January 28
Eyebeam Art + Technology Center

From Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street, technology has played an important role in shaping contemporary resistance and the representation of these events in the media. What new tools of protest and occupation have emerged over the past year? The Urban Research Group @ Eyebeam and The Public School New York invite activists, technologists, artists, designers, and community organizers who have a working prototype of an activist technology to occupy a worktable at Eyebeam and share their work with the public. We are curious about anything from the strategic use of social networking sites to bicycle powered generators, instant architecture to anti-police violence suits, real-time video streaming to counter-surveillance tools. Our interest extends to the creative use of technology and designing its social implications.  This is an opportunity to meet with other makers with similar interests. The day will culminate with a discussion with members of the Urban Research Group and The Public School New York.

Want to participate? Please send a brief introduction and a URL for the project to ActivistTechnology@gmail.com by January 20th. As desk space and technology support are limited and we may not be able to accommodate all projects. Selected participants will be notified by January 22nd.


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