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Interrogating Infrastructure
13:45-14:15

Technology is everywhere. Through websites, social media platforms and smart devices we have become increasingly reliant on these new infrastructures to run our lives. The companies that run this infrastructure however, are not transparent about how they work, and more importantly, from the outside there is no easy way to see who they harm.

In this talk we will discuss how to do investigative journalism based on data collection. Through case studies we will look at the ways in which building data collecting tools enables a type of reporting that is less focused on how the tech works and more focused on who it harms. 

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Investigative journalist, artist and engineer
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(Booking through our partner MFG)

Due to COVID-19, the Journalism of Things Conference 2021 will take place via Zoom. Participants will receive access details by email. There are two types of ticket: Basic Ticket, which entitles you to use all streams; or Plus Ticket, where holders get a hardware package with which they can immediately start tinkering in the workshops.

Basic Ticket: €25

Access to all talks and workshops, also available as recordings after the conference.

Plus Ticket: €75

Access to all talks and workshops, also available as recordings after the conference. Plus a hardware package worth €150. This includes all the components needed for the workshops: an Octopus board; a sensor for a CO2 traffic light; a speedometer; a fitness bracelet; components for collecting and measuring microplastics.