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Interactive installation: Taking the temperature of MozFest #618

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mozfest-bot opened this Issue Aug 1, 2017 · 15 comments

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[ UUID ] 9273e0fe-414a-4119-84e5-5bd2cb3c0b42

[ Session Name ] Interactive installation: Taking the temperature of MozFest
[ Primary Space ] Web Literacy
[ Secondary Space ] Digital Inclusion

[ Submitter's Name ] Kasia Odrozek
[ Submitter's Affiliated Organisation ] Mozilla Foundation
[ Submitter's Github ] @kaodro

[ Additional facilitators ] Solana Larsen

What will happen in your session?

The Internet Health Report team would like to create an interactive installation space focusing on Mozfest participants’ perception of Internet health. In the space we will be “taking the temperature” of MozFest by asking them to fill out quick surveys on how they feel about the big five issues, possibly as an entry and exit survey to gauge temperature before and after.

We are planning to have a big mailbox for survey submissions (we’re thinking a cage with robotic mice) and couple of rollup banners with basic facts and data on the five issues.

This proposal is meant as a placeholder so that we can expand on it with potential collaborators and further iterations on the ideas.

What is the goal or outcome of your session?

The goal is to playfully engage MozFest participants and get a picture of how people perceive the state of the Internet and how/if MozFest can influence that. Our ambition would be to release the results of the survey to press before the end of MozFest.

If your session requires additional materials or electronic equipment, please outline your needs.

We might need help with the production of roll-ups, I will update this section as we clarify the format in more detail.

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All weekend, as an installation, exhibit or drop-in session

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flukeout commented Aug 30, 2017

Hello @kaodro - unfortunately we don't think this session specifically fits into the Web Literacy space. I do feel like it's a valuable activity that can play a role within the fesitival as a whole.

cc @Saallen @edrushka - what do you two think? Is there a way to incorporate this into the fair or throughout the space as a whole?

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Saallen commented Aug 30, 2017

Hello @flukeout Yes, lets give this space within the program but outside of a space. Adding MozFest session milestone

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Saallen commented Aug 30, 2017

oh wait- unless @kenyatta1 or @sedgwickkm would like to incorporate it within their space?

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sedgwickkm commented Aug 30, 2017

I think this would be better outside of a single space as it's covering the whole Internet Health Report. Sounds good though!

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kenyatta1 commented Aug 31, 2017

Yes! @Saallen. I think festival wide is perfect!

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kaodro commented Aug 31, 2017

Hi folks! Thanks for changing this, it is definitely festival wide as we will be touching an all topics with the IHR, there was simply no such option to choose in the form (or I missed it) so I went for random ones. We also iterated a bit on the idea and I had a quick chat about it with @Saallen last week in Toronto where she suggested the space on the first floor (couches etc.). It will be more of a "researcher's hub" highlighting sessions related to Internet research and creating a space to hang out and present research work outside of the program. We would also like to run a trial of a future project called "Humans of the Internet" (work title) instead of the temperature taking. I will update this session very, very soon with more details, thanks for your help!

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Saallen commented Aug 31, 2017

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kaodro commented Sep 6, 2017

(Updated version) We transformed the idea into

The Internet Research Hub

What will happen
Mozfest is an excellent meeting point for one of our core audience and contributor groups - including those who study Internet health. We would like to use the event to bring researchers together and create an easy-going space for discussions and networking both with the IHR team and among researchers themselves.

In the Research Hub we will promote chosen sessions from the official programme on banners designed for this purpose. We will also invite anyone who does work in the field to drop by, sign up with pen and paper, and present their work at a couple of open display tables. In this way, the hub will have its own, dynamic schedule for emerging or spontaneous sessions . We will be continuously feeding these sessions via volunteers to be included in the official schedule as emerging sessions.

We will contact researchers in advance of the festival, inviting them to the hub and pointing them to the possibility of holding a session at our hub tables.

We will start with an informal "Research and coffee grinder” get-together at the beginning of the festival where people can get to know each other, and where we establish the hub as the "place to hangout for all things research-related". We will invite visitors to sign-up for our mailing lists and leave their contact data for further collaboration.

Partner activities in the hub
Our partner M-lab (#421, @georgiamoon) will prepare an activity around interacting with data that will run all weekend long. The current idea (tbc) is to have a map/chart on a wall where people express how they experience the internet. Data from M-lab will be made available offline for visitors. Other ideas include a physical chat-robot and a local radio setup on the Matrix network.

Confirmed Table-Sessions:

  • M-lab will hold an interactive workshop where people will have the chance to play with several devices and M-lab data.
  • We will host two Global Voices sessions: One on the new Threatened Voices (database and map of arrested bloggers over time) and Free Basics (global collaborative research on how the Facebook service works locally)
  • Ranking Digital Rights will hold a session describing their methodology and latest results, and plans for global expansion of the research.

Goal
With the hub and the brainstorm session (#615) we hope to encourage discussions, gather insights and new research sources on the issues the Report touches upon, as well as to expand our Report network. That said, the Report will be visible and accessible in the Hub as an umbrella initiative but the Hub itself should be perceived as a place for researchers who work on Internet Health to connect with each other, contributing to our goal of creating a community of thought around the Report.

Logistics to be coordinated with the Mozfest team:

  • preferably a space with couches on the 1st floor (space for emerging sessions) and wall space for M-lab installation
  • several (3- 4) tables with chairs and paper to write on.
  • 2 flipcharts with pens/highlighters and post-its
  • Something to hang up printed banners on (movable walls, banner stands/sign holders x 4)
  • Coffee and cookies for Saturday morning
  • If possible: a screen/projector and a laptop to display some of the data visualizations

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The IHR will contribute to the storytelling installation #710 by providing a set of questions that will be integrated in the existing interview briefs for the Humans of the Internet booths. The questions would focus around stories on how the Internet Health's issues are playing out, how they are perceived and how they influence everyday lives of people. We would like them to be relatively brief but deeply meaningful, possibly poetic and accompanied by a picture. Currently coordinating with Christine Prefontaine about it. It would be great (but not absolutely necessary) if we were placed on the same floor.

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prefontaine commented Sep 6, 2017

@kaodro Agreed good to have these close together. Happy to chat more!

This was referenced Oct 2, 2017

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kaodro commented Oct 9, 2017

Here is a final summary of what we need in terms of logistics (a copy from the concept doc @DanRad95 has access to):

  • space with couches on the 1st floor (space for emerging sessions) and wall space for M-lab installation (space on the 1st floor has all of this)
  • 3- 4 tables with chairs
  • paper and pens
  • 3 flipcharts with pens/highlighters, post-its and pins
  • Something to hang up printed banners on (movable walls, banner stands/boards, sign holders) x 5
  • 3 computer setup (screens) to display some of the data visualizations and for the hub sessions.
    If possible: connecting cables for mac and pc but we will try to bring our own.
  • several (approx. 6) inflatable dinosaurs (e.g. example, example)
  • tape, something to fix the banner to the balcony structure (e.g. a rope?)
  • 2 powerstrips

@DanRad95 Let me know if you need more details or if there is a problem with anything,
Thanks!

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Saallen commented Oct 13, 2017

@DanRad95 can you add the size of the room dividers here too for printing measurements

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Saallen commented Oct 13, 2017

ping @RadManDan instead

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RadManDan commented Oct 13, 2017

@kaodro I've added your requested items onto my list! Looking forward to seeing these inflatable dinosaurs!

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kaodro commented Oct 13, 2017

@RadManDan now I just need the size of the room dividers cause of printing! thanks!

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kaodro commented Oct 18, 2017

@RadManDan any news on the size of the room dividers? Asking cause the designer needs it to design the banners in the right size. Thanks!

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