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Critical Making Workshop - Collapse Meters: Extending the Doomsday Clock

Semaphore Research Cluster

Tuesday, 18 November 2014 from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM (EST)

Critical Making Workshop - Collapse Meters: Extending...

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Extending the "Doomsday Clock" that has been representationally deployed by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists since 1947 to warn the world of the possible imminence of nuclear catastrophe, participants will develop tools to alert the public about the growth or decline of a variety of threats to global civilization, such as ecological crisis (i.e. desertification or ocean acidification); political or sociological catastrophes (i.e. potential genocides or infrastructure collapses); and public health issues (i.e. influenza pandemics).


This workshop is ideal for data scientists seeking to make their data more meaningful through the use of eye-catching visualization; sociologists, political scientists, and environmental scientists who would like collaborate with technologists to build educational tools; historians and futurists alike; public health and disaster researchers; designers and artists.

With Gabby Resch.

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Tuesday, 18 November 2014 from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM (EST)

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Semaphore Research Cluster

Semaphore is a research cluster at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto,  dedicated to inclusive design in the area of mobile and pervasive computing.  At the heart of this research are the complimentary goals of providing (a) the ability to access mobile and pervasive computing services and information in a variety of settings, activities and environments and (b) the ability to transform these environments and tools to reduce disability brought on by a mismatch between individuals and their environments. These two goals entail both theoretical and applied research into three related areas: Participatory Material Culture, Sensory Information Processing and Adaptive Games and Inclusive Play.

Semaphore is led by Director Matt Ratto (Faculty of Information) and Associate Directors Sara Grimes (Faculty of Information) and Rhonda McEwen (Institute of Communication, Culture and Information Technology). Semaphore is part of the CFI and ORF funded Inclusive Design Institute.

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