Tag Archives: protest

Integrative Civic Engagement

Civic engagement in the US falls toward two poles. Individuals vote, tweet, like, and petition, making a minor commitment of low-fidelity engagement. Or, large groups protest, march, and revolt, deeply investing time, identity, and bodies of high-friction engagement. On poth … Continue reading

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UK Cops Using Fake Mobile Phone Tower to Intercept Calls, Shut Off Phones

Britain’s largest police force has been using covert surveillance technology that can masquerade as a mobile phone network to intercept communications and unique IDs from phones or even transmit a signal to shut off phones remotely, according to the Guardian. www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/10/datong-surveillance/

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Navigating Dissent

I’ve drafted a design for a mobile application to help protesters map barriers, gatherings, and other facets of a dynamic protest. This information can be gathered to provide the community with a real-time birds-eye view of the activity, helping them … Continue reading

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Time Magazine on Occupy Branding

Time picked up on an SF Chronicle story and wrote about the marketing of the Occupy movement. How Marketers Would Brand Occupy Wall Street is rather hilarious. They claim: To build a brand—or a movement—that is successful over the long … Continue reading

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Sukey beat me to it

I had an idea: Fancy-phone app for protesters. It’s a map with 2 views: Submit & Browse. In submit, you have a small set of icons you can drag and drop on the map, including barricade, broken barricade, arrest, speech, … Continue reading

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Audio annotation of an Arrest

Police radio recording during an arrest at Occupy Boston. Public can annotate the recording. http://soundcloud.com/oliverday/bpd-arrests-second-park-occupy

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