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Stylometry with Remi - Recording of the presentation and presenter notes. (Dutch)

Computational stylometry is an attempt to uncover some information about the author of a given text. This can be the author's age or gender. Sometimes the author is known to be a member of a specific group (e.g. a political party). In such a case it can be possible to identify which member of the group is most likely to have written the text. This has implications for the anonymity of authors.

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Nairobi Slum Mapping - Recording of the presentation by Ralf Graf

The mapping and online publication of slums in Nairobi.

There is no comprehensive map of all Nairobi slums. There is a lot of information about the large and well-known slums but hardly any knowledge exists about the smaller slums. Due to this lack of knowledge these small settlements are more vulnerable to illegal evictions. Organizers of evictions and their accomplices find it easier to go ahead because the evictions and human rights violations taking place out of sight of the public. The more information is known about a particular slum, the harder it is to evict it unseen and without protest. The mapping system is connected with a database, where slum residents can upload & collect all kind of digital material. Slum Mapping is both a preventive measure and gathered information can be used for journalistic and legal purposes.

With Ralf Graf, Multimedia Artist, Photo Journalist, Social Entrepreneur & Human Rights Activist.

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How to Catch IMSI Catchers (and fail)

IMSI Catchers are used in mobile networks to identify and eavesdrop on mobile phone communication. How hard is it to catch the IMSI-catcher? We present the tools we used and provide a tutorial and results from a drive through The Hague.

With DrWhax
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The Alternative Learning Tank Talk

This is a recording of the Alternative Learning Tank Talk at TA3M Amsterdam in January 2015.

The Alternative Learning Tank is a nomadic school and artistic organization that focuses in the research, creation and implementation of educational programs on progressive and radical fields of knowledge that are not contemplated by educational institutions. It strives for a reform of those institutions, embracing how knowledge is being produced and transferred in the XXI century. Drawing from precedents such as contemporary social movements, digital rights, hacker culture, new media and a general critical stand point about technology. ALT develops a practice of intellectual production and advocacy at the intersection between pedagogy, art and activism.