There are challenges and opportunities in virtual reality, live and immersive media for social good. New WITNESS projects aim to channel this empathy into meaningful action.
Author: Sam Gregory
We discuss why visual anonymity is important for protecting activists using video for change & look at YouTube’s newly improved blurring functionality.
How can we use the power of live video to connect people to the causes they care about, & provide immediate & meaningful ways to act by using their skills?
How can emerging tech tools like live-streaming or task routing apps be used to connect communities of support with activists on the ground in real time?
WITNESS’ top picks for SXSW 2016 panels.
Hyperlapse is a videography approach that combines timelapse with motion, often with a first-person perspective. How could it be used for human rights?
A dedicated online video-sharing site could show the breadth and scale of human rights violations worldwide, and enable coordinated action.
Recent examples of graphic images circulating online point to critical questions for commercial social media platforms, news outlets and citizens.
Details for the two panels WITNESS is participating in and our suggestions a few more to check out at this year’s conference.