On 16 February 2015, Waag will host a guest program by TA3M (Techno Activists 3rd Mondays) on Stylometry, Mapping Data in Slums and Catching IMSI-Catchers in The Hague.
TA3M invites a diverse crowd from different communities developing or using technology for change. This months edition will be held at de Waag. TA3M is an initiative of OpenITP in New York. The TA3M in Amsterdam is organized by Greenhost.
Computational stylometry and (your) anonymity
"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." With: RZ, Master student Artificial Intelligence.
Nairobi Slum Mapping
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.
Catching IMSI catchers
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 and Dosch of Greenhost.
Your lightning talk!
Please share your ideas, projects and cunning schemes with all present and enjoy smart and valuable feedback!
TA3M is explicitly informal and open. Meaning that you are invited to hack the process, ask questions, and be critical. You are very welcome to join in if you have something you want to share or discuss.
Admission free. No registration.