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Talk by Marek Tuszynski on Arts of Evidence Based Advocacy

By Jessica Colaço
iHub
  Published 02 Jul 2012
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Marek Tuszynski is a restless producer of various creative and social interventions that span across various media: radio, television and internet; as well as utilise non technical formats such as workshops, books sprints and endless conversations. Activism, innovation and creativity are the major driving forces in his work as much as the importance of marginalised voices, opinions and world views. He co-founded The Second Hand Bank, International Contemporary Art Network, Tactical Tech and recently Tactical Studios. He is currently focusing on producing interactive and static visualisations representing complex social and political issues, he is working on the next documentary film for Tactical Tech and and some animations, in some spare time he is producing a radio program titled Love & Chaos on Reboot FM.

He will be speaking at the iHub on Thursday 5th July at 5 p.m. on evidence, data, information and how it can be processed, visualised andturned into effective advocacy tactic. Based on direct Tactical Techexperiences this talk will cover many examples, tools available andlots of space for discussion. Some of the Tactical Tech resources include:

http://tacticaltech.org/visualisingadvocacy- Visualising Information for Advocacy: An Introduction to Information Design is a manual aimed at helping NGOs and advocates strengthen their campaigns and projects through communicating vital information with greater impact

http://drawingbynumbers.org/- This site is for activists and data journalists who want to use data and design to strengthen their campaigns and for advocates and activists to inspire them to create visualisations of their evidence.

Who should attend this event? Techies, data people, visualisation interested and all ofthose who want to turn evidence into action.

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