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{{About HumTechFest}}
  
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'''Date''': May 9+10
  
[[Category: MIT]] [[Category: Events]]
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'''Location''': MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, MA
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'''Registration Link''': http://humtechinteract.eventbrite.com
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==[http://facilitation.aspirationtech.org/index.php?title=Agenda:Hacking Universe of Topics]==
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===Data Collection===
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* What's the good, bad, and ugly of data collection
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* how do we handle privacy/security in high-vulnerability times?
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* Data from community should be usable by the community
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* How to make it easier for different tech to work together
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===Adoption===
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* How technology can improve coordination after a disaster
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* how to get people excited about tech for manageing data
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* how do we share canvasing data and keep it secure?
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* how do we bake consent culture into disaster and humanitarian efforts?
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===Local/External===
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* How can communities hold responders/NGOs/etc accountable?
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* When is a good time to leave the disaster area as a humanitarian?
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* How to better support local info responders? (eg Kathmandu Living Lab)?
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* scale systems while keeping them personal
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* How might we learn from local populations in a state of emergency
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===Resilience===
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* How to make info resilience (lists of NGOs, shelters, existing communities) normal everywhere?
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* How can we be proactive about disasters rather than reactive
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* Lessons learned from response to Ebola Crisis in West Africa
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* Best methods to teach people
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* how to encourage people to get training before a disaster instead of volunteering after a disaster
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* Breaking down resilience and how that term is carried out
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* How to keep attention for long-term needs
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* Looking at topics through the lends of urban planning and city infrastructure
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===Local capacity and volunteers===
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* For-profit social good vs nonprofit/humanitarian
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* how formal and informal groups can work together
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* Is it possible to support frontline communities without being disruptive?
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* ways to teach/trigger curiosity
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* Better/more efficient tech for first responders (EMT/Police/Fire)
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===Bandwidth===
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* How to improve connecti ity after a disaster
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* How do we get info to affected people in low bandwidth environments (eg SMS)?
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===Security===
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* How to hack-proof wireless tech
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* Systematic support for targets of cyberstalking?
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* how to reduce cost of forensic analysis of hacked IT equipment
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===Visualization===
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* Best way to display information and data
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* What is the role of simulation and tech like Oculus Rift?
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* What is the user journey of an emergency (1 day, 1 week, 1 month in)
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==[http://facilitation.aspirationtech.org/index.php?title=Facilitation:Spectrogram Spectrogram]==
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* Philanthropy isn't sustainable.
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** Capitalism is a self-fueling machine
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** Libraries
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* We have all the tech we need -- we need to solve the problems at hand.
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* Private companies should be responsible for assisting in emergencies.
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* We already have enough tech solutions.
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* People are not comfortable enough with technology to use it in stressful/emergency situations.
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==Discussion Topics/Breakouts==
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* '''[[Data and Ethics]]''': overview of what response is like, 3W (who, what, where) for situational awareness, and bottlenecks. How data is generated, parsed, and made use of (or not).
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* '''[[Occupy Sandy]]''': some components of how OS worked, including social media, coordination channels, tech used, and bridging the formal and informal.
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* '''[[Data Standards]]''':
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* '''[[Template for HotWash]]''':
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* '''[[Public Labs and Consent]]''': background on Public Lab, focus on upcoming formaldehyde levels project, how to break down the gap between scientists and other humans.
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* '''[[Online Safety]]''': discussion of how people can be safer, online and off, as well as accountability for those who endanger safety.
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* '''[[Consent]]''': is anything different about consent in a disaster situation than in less dire circumstances?
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==Projects==
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* '''[[Frontline communities holding responders accountable]]''' : There are few to no ways for frontline communities to hold those claiming to assist them accountable. Here, we cover what it might look like to create such a mechanism, and how to implement it.
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==Things to Peruse Further==
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* '''[[Games to prepare for disaster]]''': creation of games are one way to make the onus of disaster preparedness a bit more fun.
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* '''[[Guide for interacting with frontline communities]]''' (find or create) : many response organizations likely want to do a better job of interacting with frontline communities. Can we create a guide for them?
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* '''[[Local organization list and reviews]]''': a common bottleneck for creating a [https://digitalresponse.aspirationtech.org/index.php/Category:3W 3W], having this set up in advance would greatly smooth matters.
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* '''[[Local organization identification at the global level methodology]]''': a local [https://digitalresponse.aspirationtech.org/index.php/Category:3W 3W] would be highly contextual and framed in the local language and priorities. How do we link that into global understandings and needs, and visa versa?
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* '''[[Template/questionnaire for After Action Report]] to be made ''during'' deployment''': [[AAR|AARs]] are written in order to better iterate based on issues and successes of a given deployment. They're also often written by exhausted responders ''after'' the response is done, making the information stale and time-intensive.
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* '''[[Who What Where for virtual and coordinating responders]]''': a [https://digitalresponse.aspirationtech.org/index.php/Category:3W 3W] for remote responders.
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* Resilience with respect to fragile infrastructure
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* Application / promotion of consent frameworks
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Accountability mechanisms between frontline communities and responders -- do they exist? Should we make them?
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* External NGOs 'helping' and then leaving without leaving ongoing support is disruptive
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* Citizen-centric data model
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[[Category: MIT]] [[Category: Events]] [[Category: HumTechFest]] [[Category:Agenda]]

Latest revision as of 16:48, 7 June 2016

Ever wanted to know about, or work on, disaster and humanitarian response technology from a people-first perspective? Aspiration's #HumTechFest strives to build capacity for humanitarian aid and disaster response efforts through technology and community. These are participatory and community-driven convenings designed for field practitioners, media makers and storytellers, technology developers, information security practitioners, members of affected populations, researchers, and everyone in between. The agenda is co-developed with participants, facilitators, and partners in the time leading up and during the event.

Please check out our Participant Guidelines before the event.

Date: May 9+10

Location: MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, MA

Registration Link: http://humtechinteract.eventbrite.com

Universe of Topics

Data Collection

  • What's the good, bad, and ugly of data collection
  • how do we handle privacy/security in high-vulnerability times?
  • Data from community should be usable by the community
  • How to make it easier for different tech to work together

Adoption

  • How technology can improve coordination after a disaster
  • how to get people excited about tech for manageing data
  • how do we share canvasing data and keep it secure?
  • how do we bake consent culture into disaster and humanitarian efforts?

Local/External

  • How can communities hold responders/NGOs/etc accountable?
  • When is a good time to leave the disaster area as a humanitarian?
  • How to better support local info responders? (eg Kathmandu Living Lab)?
  • scale systems while keeping them personal
  • How might we learn from local populations in a state of emergency

Resilience

  • How to make info resilience (lists of NGOs, shelters, existing communities) normal everywhere?
  • How can we be proactive about disasters rather than reactive
  • Lessons learned from response to Ebola Crisis in West Africa
  • Best methods to teach people
  • how to encourage people to get training before a disaster instead of volunteering after a disaster
  • Breaking down resilience and how that term is carried out
  • How to keep attention for long-term needs
  • Looking at topics through the lends of urban planning and city infrastructure

Local capacity and volunteers

  • For-profit social good vs nonprofit/humanitarian
  • how formal and informal groups can work together
  • Is it possible to support frontline communities without being disruptive?
  • ways to teach/trigger curiosity
  • Better/more efficient tech for first responders (EMT/Police/Fire)

Bandwidth

  • How to improve connecti ity after a disaster
  • How do we get info to affected people in low bandwidth environments (eg SMS)?

Security

  • How to hack-proof wireless tech
  • Systematic support for targets of cyberstalking?
  • how to reduce cost of forensic analysis of hacked IT equipment

Visualization

  • Best way to display information and data
  • What is the role of simulation and tech like Oculus Rift?
  • What is the user journey of an emergency (1 day, 1 week, 1 month in)

Spectrogram

  • Philanthropy isn't sustainable.
    • Capitalism is a self-fueling machine
    • Libraries
  • We have all the tech we need -- we need to solve the problems at hand.
  • Private companies should be responsible for assisting in emergencies.
  • We already have enough tech solutions.
  • People are not comfortable enough with technology to use it in stressful/emergency situations.

Discussion Topics/Breakouts

  • Data and Ethics: overview of what response is like, 3W (who, what, where) for situational awareness, and bottlenecks. How data is generated, parsed, and made use of (or not).
  • Occupy Sandy: some components of how OS worked, including social media, coordination channels, tech used, and bridging the formal and informal.
  • Data Standards:
  • Template for HotWash:
  • Public Labs and Consent: background on Public Lab, focus on upcoming formaldehyde levels project, how to break down the gap between scientists and other humans.
  • Online Safety: discussion of how people can be safer, online and off, as well as accountability for those who endanger safety.
  • Consent: is anything different about consent in a disaster situation than in less dire circumstances?

Projects

Things to Peruse Further

Accountability mechanisms between frontline communities and responders -- do they exist? Should we make them?

  • External NGOs 'helping' and then leaving without leaving ongoing support is disruptive
  • Citizen-centric data model