Social media, big data, the Internet. They have changed the world. They have changed conflict. Revolutions are tweeted. Information is warfare. Citizen journalists bear witness. Non-violent activists circumvent warlords to organize, connect and seek global action.
New technologies can be leveraged to reach, engage and amplify the voices of non-violent actors caught in the midst of conflict. But how? To what end? What is the potential? What are the risks? Can local and global “connection” help to transform conflict?
On May 27-28, 2015 in Ottawa, Canada six multi-disciplinary teams undertook a #DiploHack Challenge to consider how social media, big data and/or new technologies can be leveraged to hack through the fog of war and empower non-violent actors seeking to transform their national/regional conflicts.
Click here for more information on the outcomes of #HackingConflict.