micha cárdenas on Fri, 16 Dec 2011 20:24:32 +0100 (CET)

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<nettime-ann> Calling all Hacktivists... Invitation to #OccupyData Hack-A-Thon, Dec 9-11, in your town!

...please pass on to anyone who may be interested...

Calling all Hacktivists, Gender Hackers, Critical Race Coders and Political Hackers! 

I'm helping a dear friend of mine, VJ Um Amel, to organize a global Hack-A-Thon Dec 9-11 to analyze / visualize / remix data from the global occupation movement in order to move the movement forward through hacking.  

Here are the details:


The idea is that people will be organizing / coordinating local hack a thon events in their cities on the same days, much like the occupy model, and then sharing the results of their work with the rest of the hack-a-thons, and i imagine there will be some real-time communication during the 3 days too, somehow. Of course these events will need hackers and coders of various types, but also people who know about the occupy movement, about social movements, about the complexities of gender/sexuality/race/ability as it has manifested in the occupations, about police tactics and laws and social networks and direct action and civil disobedience and every aspect of the global occupy movement. 

follow the link above to sign up and get involved!

micha cárdenas
PhD Student, Media Arts and Practice, University of Southern California
Provost Fellow, University of Southern California

MFA, Visual Arts, University of California, San Diego
MA, Communication, European Graduate School

Co-Author, Trans Desire / Affective Cyborgs, Atropos Press, http://is.gd/daO00

HASTAC Scholar, http://hastac.org

blog: http://transreal.org

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