This project is part of the effort of the Edgelands Institute to identify local regulations that are being consolidated around surveillance technologies in cities, especially given the rapid changes in technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in recent years, which are applicable and applied in security operations.
During a two day workshop, we brought together 25 young people between 16 and 22 years old from different neighborhoods to discuss their perspectives on security and surveillance in urban and digital spaces in concrete scenarios.
The “social lab” is Mi Sangre Foundation’s methodology for creating an ecosystem of transformation that relies on collaboration and capacity as modes of interrogation. In We Are Recording You Social Lab, we met with different community stakeholders to discuss and critique themes of security and surveillance and reimagine Medellín’s social contracts (the social dynamics and power between citizens and authority) that function between Medellín’s government and citizens.
Hablemos Medellín is an initiative that promoted a survey for the citizens of Medellín to actively participate in shaping the future of their city.
Decoding Security, Coexistence, and Vigilance in Medellín were data workshops held over eight weeks in partnership with the Center for Political Analysis of EAFIT University. The project aimed to involve young participants in analyzing surveillance data to contribute to local conversations and public policies on security and coexistence in Medellín.
This blog presents some of the reflections and recommendations of the Edgelands Institute on security, surveillance and technology based on the work developed in Medellin with public, private and social actors since 2021.
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In this blog post, Maria Camila Roldán synthesizes the learnings from different Edgelands' activities in the city of Medellín, including: interviews, research marathon, art residencies, data marathon and a workshop with Editores de Ciudad.
The “social lab” is Mi Sangre Foundation’s methodology for creating an ecosystem of transformation that relies on collaboration and capacity as modes of interrogation.
We were joined by the voices and ideas of experts, institutions, and advocacy actors from Medellín at a round table. Here are the main findings.
We sat down with Sara Arango Franco, team member and one of the primary facilitators and designers of our new data analysis workshops to talk about the motivations behind the program and how it’s gone so far.
While the algorithms running in AI programs are efficient in processing thousands of variables and computing millions of data, they are also opaque by nature in their operation.