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Real News: how to use digital media, journalism and architecture to discove...
Mon, April 24, 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM BST
What can we do against fake news?
In this talk Ana Naomi de Sousa, journalist at Forensic Architecture, and Stefan Laxness, architect and project coordinator at Forensic Architecture will show you some of the most mesmerising news reconstructions you have ever seen, and will make you reconsider how to use digital media to defend human rights.
Mixing social media, investigative journalism, 3D modelling and made to measure digital tools, Forensic Architecture has worked with companies such as Amnesty International to unveil the truth where journalists had previously failed.
Check incredible investigations such as the reconstruction of Syrian's torture prison Saydnaya, or Rafah's bombing, and come to the talk to meet two of the people behind such elaborate reconstructions!
More in detail:
> using photographs and videos taken around the M2 hospital in Aleppo they reconstructed the architecture of the building as a 3D model and located the exact sites of the bombings and the resultant damage.
> using architectural and acoustic modelling, Forensic Architecture researchers helped witnesses reconstruct the architecture of the Saydnaya prison in Syria and their experiences of detention.
> using social media, geo-synching and shadow analysis they provided a detailed reconstruction of the events and bombings in Rafah, Gaza, that were desputed by news bulletins.
Yes, it is possible to invent new ways to do journalism.
Come to this talk, angage with the speakers and open your eyes to news ways to fight fake news!
About “disLAB Presents…”
“disLAB presents” is a series of free encounters organized by the digital and interactive storytelling LAB – a new MA due to open @Harrow in September 2017.
If you are interested in digital journalism, interactive documentary, apps for social change, educational video games or just digital communication, this series of encounters is for you. The aim is to invite students and young media makers to join the conversation with practitioners, so that together we can start creating the digital stories of the future.
disLAB challenges the use of digital media to do exciting storytelling. It is about being creative and becoming the storytellers of the future. For this, it is important to be exposed to current practices, be inspired by great makers and dare to innovate ourselves.
By inviting successful digital storytellers to share their current projects and expertise in an informal setting, we hope to bridge the gap between industry and universities. Let’s start our future now.
Next @ "disLAB Presents..."
Mandy Rose, Judith Aston from the University of West of England and Sandra Gaudenzi (UoW), "Why do interactive stories matter in a post-Brexit world? The recently launched i-Docs book about interactive documentaries reveals how interactive stories are made today and why we need them. Meet the authors..." - Monday 22nd of May, Regent Campus, from 7 - 8 PM
Please note: This event is free but registration is essential.