Collect election data and vizualise it based on location.
I want to join or initiate a project that can reveal illusion of post-truth deceptively comfortable reality.
Create a viable wiki-based argumentation site to point out pros and cons of different solutions so that the focus could be set on actual arguments and facts backing them up and not on emotions and false information.
I want to learn how to make people, who find themselves leaning towards unreliable sources unsupported by evidence and facts, trust mainstream media and scientists again. Without making it seem like it's about gaining (political) power over another.
One way is to raise the awareness among editors and marketing people, how headlines create a wrong picture of a topic, just in order the get clicks. Another way is to take more care about fact-checking. Did the person who is quoted did actually say that? Where do presented data come from and are they interpreted in a "right" way. Another option is to raise awareness among journalists how to actually read statistics. One idea is to send different headlines to editors and let them decide which one they would choose and repeat that a couple of times and then see how their choice has changed the perception of a topic. Since there will be also IT people it might be possible to create some kind of fact-checking tool. Furthermore, a workshop concept could be developed to train journalists in data journalism.
NEW: Simulation of Facebook Feed for two people with contrary beliefs.
OLD Idea 1: Statistical data is very abstract and does not connect to human beings directly. It's easy to just think about it as 'numbers'. To battle this, we should make the data points human again. Allow people to self-report on e.g. wages and present themselves anonymously by writing a story such as "My Name is X and I earn Y, sometimes I don't have enough money for ...".
Idea 2: Citizen-managed Fact checking: With the help of the Estonian ID card, you could vote on articles whether they are "fake news" or not. So people could list links on the site and other people could vote/comment on it. Similar to Reddit, but only one entry per link. There are similar sites out there but in Estonia, you can do it with the ID card and ensure that every person can only cast one vote.
Idea 3: Some kind of browser plugin that highlights certain "problematic" words and gives contextual information.
As post-truth is a broad issue that has rooted itself in the very structures of today's main communication options, I don't yet have a clear idea how to solve the problem. To find a way to improve the situation, the social as well as technical aspects have to be tackled: that means working towards an awareness and habit of fact-checking, as well as figuring out simple and fast ways of doing this, since the social networks and epistemic bubbles constitute fast and convenient ways to feel that one has been informed. Hopefully, the Hackathon will produce interesting ideas for directions in which our action could move to deal with post-truth on both levels.
Truthbot, skanning any fake news publised and comment it with arguments and references. Fact check bot skanning for sources news publised and evaluating them. Truthpedia - database of controlled facts with estimated probability value.
I found really interesting to have the opportunity to make an interdisciplinary work, to share ideas with people from different fields... and even countries. Nowadays we live in a culture where everything moves so fast, and all our lives are basically 'crossed' by a screen, the flow of news is insane. How to get people's attention it is one of the questions that mass media, government and brands asked everyday to themselves, it could be interesting to ask the same to ourselves... what is THE SECRET ingredient to caught our attention even for a minute.
We can raise awareness of how to fact-check both for journalists and their audience. But besides know-how, I believe that in cooperation of different disciplines, we could develop tools to know one's way around in the information overflow. In short: we can educate ourselves better and more versatile :)
I am a Master's student of EU-Russia Studies at UT. I hold a BA in Political Science and have been working for several years as freelance journalist for German media.
Social scientist. 1. Search truth
Hey, I am a student of computer science and human-computer interaction from Berlin staying until summer in Estonia. I am an activist focusing on open data and civic tech. I have a broad skillset but by main focus are Frontend development and Data Visualization.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nvitucci/
I have been working as a data scientist, data manager and backend developer for more than 4 years. I am passionate about extracting knowledge from raw data and about linking diverse information sources. I am curious about Estonian Open Data, so I will offer my experience as a data manager to extract, clean, transform, link and analyze data for any team with an interesting idea.
I am a student of study program Information Technology Law at the University of Tartu, practising lawyer and data protection officer at the law firm "Skopina & Azanda" in Riga, Latvia. My main fields of interest are media law, data protection and intellectual property. We can raise awareness in the society and among professional journalists, learn to distinct truth from post-truth ourselves and teach others.
I would like to join a team on proffering a suitable solution to a known problem area. The world needs more clarity to make more specific judgement. My skill set in Project management and Data Analytics would be of great benefit to any team I would be joining
I am a journalist interested in post truth issues.
Tel: 556 43 657
Team ERR Multimeedia
I am a Brainstormer and a Business Process Specialist. I also a very good devil's advocate. I believe a lot in data transparency. I have a Consumer Behavior Sciences Bachelor’s degree from Université Laval.
I worked in a Business Process Outsourcing company in Łódź, Poland, in an account payable team. I help to smooth the transition of the department from Canada to Poland. It is where I grew my passion for business processes.
I also worked in Canada in Continuous Improvement. I also had the role of Business Analyst for SharePoint and Dynamics CRM.
digital humanities, texts and culture in time
I dream about the good energy, cities, products and people
Journalist with main interests in the fields of science, society and politics.
Academic background in humanities and social sciences. Currently working in a software company. Interested in digital humanities and media.
+372 5673 4951
I have no specific idea yet, but I would love to join and discover more possibilities!
Greete Palmiste, journalist, email@example.com
I'm an online-journalist, who for the last year or so has concentrated on multimedia stories. I believe that there is lack of coherent information and that we could easily change that. One way to do that is to give journalists better tools and know-hot to tell stories that cover more than one event and explains the bigger picture. In and information-overwhelmed world, we need more in-depth storytelling and explanatory stories. And, of course, thinking in categories and mediums that is closest to our audience.
Quantitative economics master's student who thinks that appropriate data analyzed in a proper way can solve real-world problems. I can work with data in order to distinguish junk information, using maths and machine learning create natural language processing models and do all sort of different magic. I can do descriptive statistics and visualization, frequent itemsets mining and build a model depending on the data type. Why? In order to find interesting causalities and rules, which will help to think up a solution for a certain problem.
I am so cool you can't even imagine
have been dealing with facts/data from Wikipedia/Wikidata side
Journalist focused on Russia for the last 10 years. As such, I saw and confronted the first wave of weaponized information that would eventually bring about the now nascent era of post-truth. That eventually led me to enroll in Tartu and study philosophy, which is what I'm currently doing.
Im a 25 year old colombian who has lived in Tartu for the past three years. Im passionate about UI and how it is affected by lies and truth on the internet. Im eager to discuss it.
I'm a second-year master student in Semiotics. My thesis topic it is related to the role of Media in shaping Cultural Memory. Before coming to Tartu I worked as a 'trend-hunter' in Mexico City. That is, for a consulting agency specialized in consumer trends and innovation. We worked with consumer data to create strategies focused on communication and innovation.
I found interesting working with data, so myself I passed two online courses that are related to data analysis in R. In the university I developed my knowledge as here we obligatory study Scientific Python and R programming that gives me opportunity to study in deeper. 1,5 years I was a part of huge student organization and was leading a brand new project at the moment that was quite successful. I have teamleading, teambuilding and "just come down and work" skills. I don't have my own idea but it would be great helping somebody develop his or hers. I do want to work with data, build market models, analyse data, make market research or just manage it.
Olen kuulanud palju Andmeanalüüsiga seotud Coursera loenguid. Teinud R keeles erinevaid kursusi andmete kogumiseks ja analüüsimiseks. Soovin saada kokku inimestega, kes tegelevad andmeanalüüsi iga päev ja saada neil nõuandeid ning kogemusi, kuidas neid praktilises igapäevatöös kasutada
I am a design researcher deeply curious about how and why people do the things they do. I want to create a more open, entrepreneurial and sustainable world. I want to offer my experiences and skills to someone elses intriguing challenge. I also think that this will be an amazing learning experience and I want to see what and how people in the Baltics are thinking about these complex chalenges.
Computer science student, programming hobbyist, rather frustrated with the state of news media.
Volha has background in international law, human rights, public policy, democracy, and civil society development in Eastern Europe. After graduating BB.L in international law, LL.M in human rights and two professional one-year courses on European Integration and foreign affairs, she worked for the International Republican Institute (IRI). Volha was the Konrad Adenauer Public Policy Research Fellow in 2016 and prepared the policy brief about the impact of fact-checking initiatives in Eastern Europe.
I deal with data on a daily basis and I love it.
journalist & citizen journalist
I am a fun clever little data scientist that studies IT
I am studying philosophy in Turin and I am here as an erasmus student. In the same time I founded a video production no profit society to create spot videoclip and short movie.
Wikipedian and digital education specialist at University of Tartu
a legal hacker looking for truth
Bachelor in Political science. Studying for master degree in sociology. From Ukraine. I want to share my Ukrainian experience, because my country suffering from fake news, desinformation etc... I know a lot about Ukrainian fact checking and OSINT projects.
I'm a Computer Science student in the University of Tartu. I can apply my knowledges in sphere of the data analysis for solving post-truth problems.
Its all about communication!
Post profile netizen into deep politics. We need to stand up and step back the post world truth disorder!
Economic analyst and local politician. Will join some outstanding team, I hope.
Senior researcher of semiotics, Tartu University, Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics, Department of Semiotics firstname.lastname@example.org
His main research interest are related with political semiotics and power relation in online communication. At the moment he works on the topics of semiotic approach on conspiracy theories, rumours and fake news in online communication.
Georgia is a data visualisation designer and news room developer. She has worked on numerous data related projects as part of the Helsingin Sanomat data desk team and independently. She is active in the civic tech and media innovation community.
Taivo is a data scientist and blogger. He is currently finishing a Master’s in Computer Science at ETH Zürich, has worked with data at Skype and TransferWise, and published several independent projects. His blog focuses on analysing data, himself, daily life and many other things.
Before joining the investigative newspaper Eesti Ekspress Marian was an online data journalist for the daily Postimees. She has taken several courses on data journalism in Europe and in the United States. The beginning of this year Marian was awarded with the Bonnier Award, the most prestigious journalism award in Estonia.
Kristel has a long experience with quantitative language data analysis, natural language processing and linguistic research and is currently working on text mining applications for humanities and social sciences. With diverse expertise in language corpora compilation, development, and processing she has been involved in various linguistic and language technology projects at Appen and University of Tartu. Primary interestes: unstructured data, textual data processing, quantitative linguistics, linguistic data visualization.
Kadri is in charge of the daily life of the Center of Estonian Language Resources and national coordinator of Estonia on national coordiantor's forum CLARIN. In short, Kadri helps to make Estonian language digital resources and language technology tools available to all the scientists working on the field of linguistics, but humanities in general, so as to make their lives easier and more fun.
Anto is an infosec evangelist working at Estonian State Information Systems Authority for last 8 years. Due to the fact he has been born "to the Computer Center" he likes to claim he is one of the first Digital Natives in Estonia. His current interests are located inbetween the cyber security and society. Anto has published numerous awareness raising articles on infosec related topics. One will probably fail to find an e-related topic he has not expressed an opinion on yet.
Henrik is publisher of Geenius.ee, Estonia’s leading tech news website. Prior to that, he was the founder and long time editor in chief of the tech monthly magazine Digi. He is also the host of Digitund, a weekly radio show/podcast about tech and Restart, a weekly show on IT business on startups.
Vaido has 7 years of experience from manufacturing industry on mid-management level, plus another 7 years from business development by incubating, accelerating, boosting, mentoring (or whatever the current buzz word is) startups and student teams. He also happens to be a talking-machine who has given speeches about giving speeches and more. For more than 20 years he has been a fan of strategy games.
Helen has been trying to find right balance between entrepreneurship and tackling social issues starting from 2009 when she started an art gallery for young artists. Having aslo taken the paths of working for large companies and doing voluntary work, in the beginning of 2016 Helen created her own life style brand Slow, which sells clothes and commodities from only fair and sustainable production sources. Being a socially responsible entrepreneur means giving priority to awareness building on social and environmental issues stemming from mass consumption practises.
Dr. Peep Küngas is software product development practitioner with 20 years of academic work experience. He is currently responsible at Register OÜ for development of linked data platform product and its applications. One of the challenges in the past year has been Inforegister NOW! (http://ir.ee/lahendused/now) mobile app where open data is combined with proprietary data to support decision-making in B2B sales process. NOW! notifies sales reps, credit managers and business owners of mission-critical business events related to existing and future customers. The major challenge in the product has been telling the stories behind the events with data and analytics in such a way that decisions can be made effectively and efficiently. Peep comes to share his knowledge.