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Call for Action: IAP class

November 7, 2008
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Call for Action! Mobile technologies for activism.
Christopher P. Csikszentmihalyi, Nadav Ahrony
Tue Jan 20 thru Fri Jan 23, 10am-06:00pm, e15-020
Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 15-Dec-2008 Limited to 30 participants.
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series) Prereq: None

Call for Action (CfA) is a 4 day intensive seminar on mobile phones and activism. How can mobile networked devices be used for social change, politics, and expression? Can phones help to organize people, gather information, and enable collective action to stop global warming? organize labor? end a war?
Each day we’ll review existing tools for social change, cover techniques for mobile hacking, and piece together new experiments. International speakers ranging from community activists to UNICEF will discuss the problems with existing ICTs, and suggest parameters for new systems. We’ll review protocols like VOIP, SMS, and Asterisk to look at how they may be reused or reconfigured.
Web: http://www.media.mit.edu/~csik/cfa
Contact: Csikszentmihalyi, e15-020a, csik ahht media.mit.edu
Sponsor: Media Arts & Sciences

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