#OWS Tech at Activist Tech Demo Day

Hand drawn activist holding signsThe Tech Ops group along with Occupy Games and some members of Art’s and Culture will have a table at the Activist Tech Demo Day this Saturday (28th) at Eyebeam from 3pm to 6pm.

Facebook Event
Eyebeam Studios

We will be showing off a few of the following projects:

  • Occupy.net
  • map.occupy.net
  • news.occupy.net
  • The Freedom Tower
  • Digital Twinkles (perhaps a mock GA?)
  • PermaBank
  • HD livestream camera
  • And more!

Read the press release:

Activist Technology Demo Day
Saturday, January 28 3-6pm

Urban Research Group
Eyebeam Art + Technology Center
540 W 21st, New York, NY

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? How does their use help to shape tomorrow’s democracies? The Urban Research Group @ Eyebeam and The Public School New York have invited 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. Drawn from proposals submitted through an open call, we have selected a group of projects and communities that extend the creative use of technology and its social implications. Our interest is in creating a platform for encounter, conversation and collaboration. Visit http://demo-day.org/projects for participating project information.

This public event will culminate with a panel discussion at 5pm with special guest Stephen Duncombe, Associate Professor at the Gallatin School and the Department of Media, Culture and Communications of New York University and co-creator of the School for Creative Activism; Mary Mattingly, Eyebeam Fellow and the creator of  Waterpod; and moderated by Taeyoon Choi, Eyebeam Fellow and member of The Public School New York committee.

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