Rudiment

Rudiment uses new and emergent technologies to help human rights investigators and journalists obtain, sift and analyse information

ARCADE

ARtillery Crater Analysis and Detection Engine

The ARtillery Crater Analysis and Detection Engine (ARCADE) is an experimental computer vision application built using MATLAB. ARCADE scans satellite imagery for signs of artillery bombardment, geocodes artillery blast craters, and calculates the inbound trajectory of projectiles to help journalists and human rights investigators determine their origins of fire.

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Rudiment is a research and development organisation founded in 2015 by human rights defenders specialised in the use of modern digital technologies. We experiment with ways to acquire, analyse and present information that open new possibilities for people investigating human rights violations, war crimes and abuses of power. We draw on techniques of open source intelligence and civic hacking to create the sort of resources, tools and approaches which have revolutionised government, humanitarian work and investigative journalism.

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Oct 16, 2015

‘Notes from Technotopia’ exhibition features imagery from Rudiment’s ARCADE project

Our exhibit shows the ups and downs of using computer vision algorithms to help journalists and human rights investigators evidence war crimes

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