MediaFutures is a three-year European innovation project that aims at contributing to high-quality media activities. Through three Open Calls, startups and artists will encourage citizens to engage more meaningfully with high-quality journalism, science education, and digital citizenship by using different pilots, artworks, and experiences. This year, 12 teams will be competing in a final round on September 23rd, 2021 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm where participants will showcase their projects and artworks in an online event.
The schedule will be as follows:
10:00 Welcome and introduction
10:10 Startups for Citizens (SfC track)
An innovative bridging tool rethinking data communication. Applying the concept of data feminism and immersive storytelling to enable deep engagement and reflection around complex and dividing topics.
Combining the power of sustainability data, AI & EU’s Open Banking framework, to radically improve citizens’ access to relevant news and insights on companies’ sustainability & equality works.
10:45 SURU Together
Reducing the impact of homophily in local communities with contrasting views.
11:00 Free time to explore the booths / discuss with participants
11:15 Startups meet Artists (SmA track)
A tool supporting quality journalism by generating a large and complex semantic model of published news and scientific work. It allows discovering novel angles on new stories and alternative voices to interview and report.
A collective mapping, visualization and reading tool enhancing complex bodies of data in cultural libraries.
Software designed to capture and sort micro-narratives, encouraging users to interpret and apply meaning to their own narratives.
A digital experience and tool built on multi-layered imaging of hyperspectral data aiming to make complex data accessible to the general public.
12:20 Free time to explore the booths / discuss with participants
12:35 Artists for Media (AfM track)
12:40 Soft Evidence by Ania Catherine & Dejha Ti
A series of synthetic scenes that never happened – films manipulated by machines trained to lie.
12:55 The Evil Magic Mirror by Obvious Collective
An interactive artwork which shed light on the new possibilities of misinformation brought by AI deepfake technologies.
13:10 Social Sandwich by Fast Familiar
A playful experiment with anonymous strangers to determine the trustworthiness of the news that appears online.
13:25 730 hours of Violence by Domestic Data Streamers
A global discussion, in the form of an exhibition and a digital platform, about how we co.llectively see and relate to new paradigms of violence
13:40 Critical Climate Machine by Gaëtan Robillard
A project which quantifies and reveals the mechanisms of misinformation on global warming.
13:55 Free time to explore the booths / discuss with participants
14:10 Prize announcement
14:30 Free time to explore the booths / discuss with participants
15:00 End of the DemoDay
We invite you to participate and engage with the Media Futures community! Register here and join us on September 23rd!