SECRET: ScareMail

SECRET: ScareMail

WHAT? From government surveillance to Hollywood spoilers, everyone has a secret. How do scientists, hackers, spies, journalists, psychologists, criminals, companies and governments approach this world of secrets? From Easter eggs to cryptocurrencies, puzzles to politics, SECRET asks what needs to be be revealed, and what should remain hidden? HOW? Use this video as a prompt students to reflect on their digital presence and to think critically about the choices they make online. WHY? In ScareMail, artist Benjamin Grosser discusses some of the keywords that the National Security Agency (US) looks for throughout email surveillance. Some of the words that the NSA monitor for are not what we might expect and could be reasonably used by any of us in daily emails (i.e.: exercise, power, etc.). Great video for lessons on personal safety, using digital technology to communicate, and being responsible online.
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STRANGE WEATHER : ADAPTING

STRANGE WEATHER : ADAPTING

We are obsessed with the weather. It is a powerful, shared daily experience, offering us an immediate talking point to engage other people. Yet when we talk about climate change the sense of guilt or powerlessness can be enough to kill the conversation. WHAT? - Share this video with your class to spark creative thinking about how humans may adapt to extreme weather and climate change in the future - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqckMCO-8fc&index=6&list=PLf_S39L3F3QV6_sG_HvdQogwXSwkao0BO WHY? - By engaging both weather and climate in a playful, provocative way, we hope to leapfrog over current polarised public debates. By bringing together works by artists, designers, scientists, meteorologists and engineers STRANGE WEATHER asks questions such as: > Should human culture be reshaped to fit strange weather or should we reshape weather to fit our strange culture? > Who is going to take advantage of climate chaos and how will strange weather benefit me? > How will you choose to work, celebrate, live and die when weather gets weird?
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