Sophie Dyer is a designer and researcher.

As a freelancer (medieval mercenary) she specialises in visual, open source, and human rights-based investigations.

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Airwars: Counting the Uncounted

Lecture on the possibilities of combining open, crowd and field research to trace undocumented deaths.
(May 2019)
Het Nieuwe Instituut
Rotterdam
#archives #documentary #human-rights #open-source

Lecture on the possibilities of combining open, crowd and field research to trace undocumented civilian deaths.

Our taxes fund opaque wars in the Middle East and Africa – the realities of which are documented by civilians in near real-time on social media platforms moderated by private tech companies. What does this mean for transparency, accountability and activism?

Taking as our focus Airwars’ recent collaboration with Amnesty International, we will discuss how open source intelligence in combination with crowd and field research, is has being used to track civilian deaths in Iraq and Syria.