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Open Call for Partners for The Glass Room Community Edition & the Data Detox Kit

Tactical Tech is looking for partners to collaborate with us on two of our most wide-reaching and effective educational projects: The Data Detox Kit and The Glass Room Community Edition.

Application below, deadline: Friday 19 April 2019.

These two projects look at how society is dealing with the growing dependency on data and technology and the normalisation of monitoring and surveillance. Our work aims to engage the public with these issues, through accessible formats such as exhibitions, trainings and toolkits, encouraging them to evaluate the role that data driven technologies have in influencing our interactions and experiences.

We are looking to collaborate further with organisations and institutions – in particular those who wish to help users make informed choices about technology and how it affects our lives. This would include adapting the current editions for new audiences, developing new versions, evaluation and hosting events and workshops.

The Data Detox Kit is a step-by-step guide that aims to help users examine their interactions with technology and gain a better understanding of their data traces. We are currently in the process of developing new digital and physical versions of the kit. This could include, but is not limited to, card sets, guides on new topics or contextualised material for specific audiences or regions. We are looking for partners who would like to help us in this process and to expand our toolkit through co-developing new content, outreach, evaluation and feedback, and localisation.

The Glass Room Community Edition is a public intervention that helps visitors look into their online life. It comes in a lightweight and adaptable format that can be set up in a variety of different contexts. So far we have hosted 97 events in 21 countries and would like to expand the project’s reach even further. We are looking for partners who would like to collaborate with us in co-developing new content and versions that are either region or topic–specific, or those who would like to host a Glass Room Community Edition. For more information about what is currently included in the Glass Room Community Edition, see here.

We are looking for like-minded organisations, institutions and informal groups that share our values and interest in creating accessible, educational and tangible resources. As a partner, you will work closely with experienced members of our team in shaping new ideas and co-developing content. Depending on the types of activities and collaboration, we will provide funds to support the partnership.

For any questions or more information please contact us at partnership@tacticaltech.org.

Application deadline: Friday 19 April 2019.

If you are interested in applying, please email your answers to the form below to partnership@tacticaltech.org, and we’ll contact you to take the conversation further.


Questionnaire:

Name & Email:

Organisation or initiative:

Please give a short description of your organisation or initiative:

Who is the target audience of your work?

What previous experience do you have helping people understand their interactions with technology and their online life? What are some of the challenges you have experienced?

What part(s) of the project are you most interested in? e.g. distribution, research and localisation, events?

Do you have any initial ideas for how these materials might be adapted for your context?

Have you partnered with Tactical Tech before, or attended any of our events? If so, please tell us about it: