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Monday, March 10 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Hacking Attention: Media, Technology & Crisis

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Superstorms, bombings and protests around the globe are challenging the way people use technology to respond to crisis and conflict. Journalists, hackers and local people are collaborating to better cover, communicate and support their communities. Using new technology, people all over the planet can participate in providing aid in various forms.
Come play with new tools and apps being designed to document and fight human rights abuses and help rebuild after natural disasters. Learn how ad-hoc networks of digital first responders are keeping people informed and connected through chaotic and frightening moments of crisis. These new networks are challenging old institutions, but do they lack the longevity to sustain longterm change?
With examples from around the globe, we’ll examine how media coverage and Internet activism shapes our responses to natural disasters and ongoing conflicts.

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Madeleine Bair

Human Rights Channel CuratorWitnessAt the Brooklyn-based human rights organization, WITNESS, Madeleine Bair curates the Human Rights Channel, a collaboration with Storyful on YouTube.
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Adaora Udoji

Interim PresNews DeeplyMY NAME. Adaora is Nigerian meaning daughter of all. My Irish passport sits alongside my U.S. passport. All courtesy of my parent’s lineage. I’ve made good on that destiny as a global nomad, living and reporting from all over the world. A SURPRISE TURN... Read More →

Monday March 10, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC 500 E Cesar Chavez St

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