Sydney Hart
Jul 21, 2022

Mapping for Open-source Investigation

Online via Zoom - Register Here!

Through this online workshop, instructor Sydney Hart will share examples of relevant artwork and creative media projects, while outlining potentials of the burgeoning field of open-source investigation. Following this introduction to the field, Hart will turn towards specific online tools, suggesting paths for research that anyone with open web access, curiosity, and a bit of time can follow. Drawing from resources compiled by organizations such as Tactical Tech and Bellingcat, Hart will share websites for tracking flights (OpenSky Network) and maritime traffic (Marine Traffic), and will outline how satellite imagery can help visualize the environmental impacts of natural resource extraction (Sentinel Hub).

Through this workshop, participants will produce a flow map and a collection of related satellite images, while learning about resources, techniques, and methods for starting their own open-source investigations.

About the Instructor

Sydney Hart is a writer, artist and sessional faculty member at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. He received a PhD in Cultural Studies from Queen’s University (2021) and studied Fine Art at Concordia University (Montréal) and Central St Martins (London, UK). Sydney’s critical writing on art and digital media has appeared in magazines including C Magazine and Esse arts + opinions, and in journals including Synoptique and Intermédialités. He is based on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations in Vancouver.

Workshop Prerequisites

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Important note: This workshop will be hosted on Zoom. For purposes of security, registrants will receive the Zoom link on the day of the workshop, via their registered email. You must have a registered Zoom account to participate.

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