SITU speaks at Dartmouth’s Neukom Institute for Computational Science

October 21st 2019

In the past 10 years, advances in computational and digital technologies have contributed to the blurring of boundaries between formerly discrete disciplines. This talk examines new modes of practice at one such nexus—the intersection of design, technology and human rights. Highlighting a range of recent projects in Ukraine, Mali, Nicaragua, the U.S. and elsewhere, these examples of applied casework present emerging applications of digital technologies to fact-finding and reporting of human rights abuses. From the proliferation of citizen-generated media to the documentation of moments of civil unrest to the 3-dimensional reconstruction of complex urban environments during protests, this talk contextualizes these cases studies in relation to the seismic shifts that we are experiencing in the forums of law, media and advocacy where it is increasingly being used. This material provides a launching point to reflect on the spatial and societal implications that emerging technologies have on how we think about civil society and human rights more broadly.

This lecture is part of the Donoho Colloquium at Dartmouth’s Neukom Institute for Computational Science. The colloquium seeks to help the institute integrate computational technology into their curriculum, scholarship and, most critically, their thinking.

Event details
Mind the Gap: Practice at the Intersection of Design, Technology, and Human Rights
Monday, October 21, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Dartmouth College
Carson Hall, L01
Hanover, NH 03755