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Participate in OccupyData Hackathon, September 28 – 29

OccupyData Hackathon

September 28th and 29th, 2012 from 12pm to 6pm

James Gallery, CUNY Graduate Center

How do we make sense of large-scale and distributed socio-political movements like Occupy Wall Street that take place both in urban public spaces through protests and sit-ins, and in virtual spaces using citizen media, blogs, twitter, and live streaming video? What is the role of participatory media, citizen data, and collaborative modes of inquiry in shaping shared understanding and fostering civic action?

OccupyData NYC emerged from collaborative hackathons held among artists, activists and researchers at the New School and CUNY Graduate Center in conjunction with other cities across the U.S. to visualize the unprecedented amounts of media and data generated during the movement. 

On the first anniversary of Occupy Wall Street this upcoming hackathon on Sept 28-29th, led by Prof. Nitin Sawhney, Christo de Klerk and co-organizers at CUNY, will provide a creative and critical space to help make sense of the movement. We will showcase exciting projects and data sets emerging from previous hackathons and provide an opportunity to generate new ways of understanding, visualizing and support the Occupy movement.

This event is not only for designers and hackers, but for anyone interested in the Occupy movement with experience in media production, journalism and research. Bring your ideas, skills, creativity, questions and critical perspectives.

See project outcomes and register here and join our Facebook group: