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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When Is data collection activism?

Guest talk. The public and collective documentation of deaths that have been systematically denied, racialised, gendered, individualised or otherwise suppressed has long been a form of "non-violent protest". What does this kind of activism look like today? What are the questions it raises in our data-saturated world?.
(October 2019)
Non Linear Narrative
Royal Academy of Art
Den Haag
#archives #documentary #human-rights #open-source

Guest talk. The public and collective documentation of deaths that have been systematically denied, racialised, gendered, individualised or suppressed has long been a form of “non-violent protest”. What does this kind of activism look like today? What are the questions it raises in our data-saturated world?

Using the Missing Datasets project by the Nigerian-American artist, Mimi Onuoha and examples from contemporary civilian casualty recording, we will ask are the blank spot in our otherwise data-saturated world? Why do they exist?