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August 18 2013

Tactical Technology Collective | Turning information into action

Tactical Technology Collective | Turning information into action
https://www.tacticaltech.org

Tactical Tech is an organisation dedicated to the use of information in activism.

We focus on the use of data, design and technology in campaigning through our Evidence & Action programme and on helping activists understand and manage their digital security and privacy risks through our Privacy & Expression programme.

https://www.tacticaltech.org/sites/dev.tacticaltech.org/files/boulder-datadesign.png

https://drawingbynumbers.org/data-design-basics/note-7-get-the-details
https://camp2013.tacticaltech.org/content/track-summaries

http://nu.org.za/the-power-of-data-as-evidence

http://schoolofdata.org

#information #data-journalism #militer

July 22 2013

The Man Behind ‘Newsroom' Anchor Will McAvoy's Fake Tweets - The Daily Beast

The Man Behind ‘Newsroom’ Anchor Will McAvoy’s Fake Tweets - The Daily Beast
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/07/21/the-man-behind-newsroom-anchor-will-mcavoy-s-fake-tweets.html

@willmcavoyacn
https://twitter.com/WillMcAvoyACN
is the #Twitter handle of a 29-year-old man who wishes to remain nameless because he spends his day writing copy for a major airline.

Although “McAvoy” declines to disclose his identity, he’s hoping to use his experience to get into television writing and is already working on a spec script for a Season 3 of The Newsroom. The original impetus for his Twitter accounts was a way to get rid of writer’s block and write more like Aaron Sorkin. It is a tribute to Sorkin’s writing that the characters he created can inspire such fully-formed fan tributes that they are able to wade into online debates untethered to their maker.

« #The_Newsroom »
http://blogs.mediapart.fr/blog/dominique-bry/210713/newsroom-tous-en-salle-des-nouvelles

Série brillante et engagée sur le thème des médias, appelée « Salle des nouvelles » au Québec, « The Newsroom » plonge le spectateur dans le quotidien (plutôt nocturne d’ailleurs) de l’équipe de « News Night », le JT de la chaîne d’information en continu ACN, network qui se frotte à CNN et Fox News et qui, sous l’impulsion de Mackenzie McHale et de son présentateur-vedette Will McAvoy, entend délivrer une autre information. La série d’Aaron Sorkin mêle habilement les ressorts d’un drama bien huilé, qui tend vers le soap quand il s’agit de dérouler des intrigues amoureuses entre les personnages ou vers la comédie avec virtuosité et humour au long des joutes verbales incessantes. Dire que chaque épisode de « The Newsroom » est rythmé est un euphémisme, presque un pléonasme.

#scénariste #tv_show #hbo #journalisme #télé #temps_réel #militer (McAvoy dirait plutôt #civiliser)

July 18 2013

Ultra-red, _Five Protocols for Organized Listening_ (2012) sur Monoskop

Ultra-red, Five Protocols for Organized Listening (2012) sur #Monoskop
http://monoskop.org/log/?p=8663

This workbook contains five categories of protocols for collectively performed listening procedures composed and studied by the international sound art collective, Ultra-red. Scanning the workbook readers will notice that the categories are not equivalent in status. For example, the category of fieldwork protocols marks a phase in a politically committed sound inquiry; what Ultra-red has termed, militant sound investigation. While fieldwork occurs as part of an overall strategy, sound walks and listening sessions can prove as generative in the early phases of collective reflection as when a group moves from refection to critical analysis.

http://www.ultrared.org/uploads/2012-Five_Protocols.pdf [#pdf]

#Ultra-red, donc, c’est un collectif qui utilise le son pour #militer
http://www.ultrared.org/directory.html

Ils ont la fâcheuse habitude d’utiliser des sites fort peu recommandables pour diffuser certains de leurs travaux (facebook, myspace), mais le bon goût de mettre leurs archives sonores sur le site Public Record, qui se définit de la manière suivante
http://www.publicrec.org/directory.html

sound political art, and the sound of our politics

In an increasingly conservative climate within electronic music and the audio arts, Public Record remains committed to releasing projects that do more than make political claims or represent political ideas. Like the Ultra-red organization itself, Public Record provides a space for exchange between artists and audiences of art directly engaging the political.

The German art critic Walter Benjamin once rebuked the Surrealists, demanding that artists who assume the mantle of revolutionaries would do better engaging actual political struggles than promoting their individual artistic careers. Benjamin challenges artists to pursue sustained and committed relationships with social movements.

Conversely, simply listening to political movements poses its own inadequacies. Convention and territorialism inflict many political organizers producing tendencies that result in stagnation. Leadership too often becomes a claim to power rather than a participatory process.

http://www.publicrec.org/img/nomusicheader.gif

On trouve notamment sur Public Record leurs enquêtes collectives sur la guerre contre les pauvres (souvent un peu trop abstrait ou, paradoxalement, arty à mes oreilles : on pourrait attendre autre chose sur le sujet, mais il faut dire que la contrainte formelle d’une minute encourage l’abstraction)
http://www.publicrec.org/archive/2-06/2-06downloads.html

Ultra-red asks fifteen artists and activists to come up with a one-minute audio recording in response to the question: What is the sound of the war on the poor? The results range from field recordings, re-appropriated sounds, mini-symphonies and spoken rants.

Par exemple, dans l’enquête n°1 : Adern X (Pistoia)
http://www.publicrec.org/archive/2-06/2-06-004/2-06-004-15.mp3

#audio #art #politique #écoute_collective

July 14 2013

Followed and Surveilled by Global Intelligence Company Stratfor - YouTube

Followed and Surveilled by Global Intelligence Company #Stratfor - YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_kFOpESRHg

Luke Rudkowski got a chance to speak with Andy Bichlbaum, 1/2 of the #Yes_Men, at a press conference for hacktivist Jeremy Hammond. Andy is an artist, activist, film maker, and the co-creator of the infamous Yes Men. The December 2011 hack of Stratfor reveled that Andy was being followed and surveilled by Stratfor at the request of Dow Chemical for his work with the Yes Men to support the victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster.

To find out more about the Yes Men, check out their site here http://theyesmen.org

#surveillance #militer

July 10 2013

Is S/He an Informant ? A Ten Point Checklist | CrimethInc. Far East Blog

Is S/He an Informant ? A Ten Point Checklist | CrimethInc. Far East Blog
http://www.crimethinc.com/blog/2013/07/06/is-she-an-informant-a-ten-point-checklist

http://cloudfront.crimethinc.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/1a2.jpg

A group of people who have been directly harmed by informant provocateurs have put together this checklist, drawing on personal experiences as well as those of other activists and information from informant provocateurs who have gone public.

comment détecter les agents provocateurs et informateurs infiltrés dans un groupe anar/black bloc ; ou, comment #militer après Mark Kennedy

1. sensation de décalage
2. montée rapide des marches du pouvoir, il/elle aime être photographié(e)
3. photographie beaucoup
4. mensonges, manquements à l’éthique
5. pousse à l’action à risques ; provoque des conflits puis s’excuse
6. a toujours de l’argent
7. ment sur des questions fondamentales d’identité, de race, de famille
8. est souvent libéré(e) par les flics après des actions violentes où il/elle s’est mis(e) en avant
9. a répété une info confidentielle et irrésistible à la police
10. avoue qu’il/elle est payé par la police ; ne pas écarter totalement la question de la #santé_mentale

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