Deep Journalism Workshops

March 14 and 18
Nave 17. Nave una

The Deep Journalism cycle will continue its program with intensive workshops to be held between March 14 and 18 at El Espacio de la Nave 17 in Matadero Madrid. Curated by journalist and writer Marta Peirano, the objective of the training sessions will be to learn how to use tools and techniques for journalistic research based on the use of open source information, satellite images, artificial vision and 3D simulation. Through two practical courses, participants will be taught to process open data banks, digital verification techniques, algorithmic programming and other artificial intelligence technologies to develop collaborative research projects.

Aimed at journalists, programmers, artists, independent researchers, computer engineers, architects or anyone with minimal programming skills (or enough willingness to learn), the workshops will be held in person and taught in English. To participate, it is necessary to register for free on the LAB#01 Medios Sintientes website and commit to fully attend all the sessions of each module. 

The first of these workshops, entitled Machine Vision for Investigative Journalism, will be given by artist and researcher Adam Harvey on March 14 and 15, from 11am to 8pm. Over two days, participants will learn how to apply computer vision technologies to the field of research. The course will provide an introduction, a theoretical background, a survey of trends and capabilities, exploration of training datasets, and teach attendees how to develop a computer vision application so they can later apply it to their own research projects. In addition, it will focus on research and code developed for the Exposing.ai and VFRAME.io computer vision projects, but will also cover a wide range of computer vision topics and technologies. In addition, Python code samples will be provided in Jupyter notebooks that can be run locally.

The second workshop, entitled Methods and Tools for Data-Driven Research, will be held March 16-18, from 3-8 p.m., and will be led by programmer and data journalist Christo Buschek. Over three days, participants will delve into the different concepts and parts that make up the field of data-driven research, through case studies such as the Panama Papers, where large amounts of documents will be handled. Satellite images will also be used to find internment camps in Xinjiang and information from social media videos will be verified.

More information and registration at https://mediossintientes.medialab-matadero.es/