Small Society Lab: News, The Web and the Hyper Local Community
Thu 28 June
Paul Egglestone from the school of Journalism and Media will be hosting a debate about the future of news and journalism and live data. Come along for an open discussion on what this means for you in Dundee. From education to energy, health and poverty, governments and NGO’s are opening up their datasets so that ‘anyone can look at patterns and create informed solutions to global challenges’. The role of the journalist is changing. They are adapting from those who report for a newspaper or broadcaster, to those who know how to find, make sense of and ‘publish’ data in ways that connect it to people in new ways.
The Small Society Lab is an annual event hosted at DCA and organised in partnership with the University of Dundee. Throughout June, the Small Society Lab will bring together artists, designers, scientists, community activists and members of the great Dundonian public to explore ideas that exist on the boundaries of art, science and community.
A series of one-day events will explore specific themes, and will include engaging presentations by our informed Lab Leaders and hands-on workshops. Participants can join us for a social event on the VRC patio afterwards. Find out more on the SSL website.