Reposted from the Guardian Project blog We have been working for many years with our partners at WITNESS, a leading human rights media training and advocacy organization, to figure out how best to turn smartphone cameras into tools of empowerment for activists. While it is often enough to use the visual pixels you capture to create […]Read more "Combating “Fake News” With a Smartphone “Proof Mode”"
News from my work on The Guardian Project: Nathan Freitas will be on a panel at the 2nd annual Open Video Conference in New York this Friday and Saturday. He will be on the panel entitled “Cameras Everywhere” led by our partners at Witness, on Saturday at 3pm. Summary: Cameras Everywhere: Human Rights and Web Video – (2:45 […]Read more "Another Excellent Event: Open Video Conference, This Week in NYC"
Thanks to amazing work by Tibetan font experts Tom Meyer and Chris Fynn, as well as the Barnes and Noble Nook eInk reader device hackers at NookDevs.com, I have modified my $199 Nook ($149 if you get the wifi only model!) to support proper rendering of Tibetan characters. This is dynamic rendering of Unicode text, […]Read more "The “Took”: Tibetan-enabled Nook eReader"
This week, I’m participating in a one week online dialog regarding the development of new tools and tactics for the purpose of documenting human rights violations. The New Tactics in Human Rights Project, led by a diverse group of partner international organizations, advisors and practitioners, promotes tactical innovation and strategic thinking within the international human […]Read more "Discussing New Tactics for Human Rights"
Here is the slide deck and audio recording of a recent lecture I gave to my NYU ITP2800 students. The topic was “Building an Effective User Experience for Mobile Smartphone Applications Used Under Duress”, with the ideas and content coming from an earlier blog post / crowd-sourced effort on this topic. I still consider this […]Read more "ITP2800: Designing Mobile Apps for Crisis Situations"