9.30am to 9pm
Hack the Frack’ is an open space and hack day. We want to bring together a group of top-notch creative thinkers and doers including coders, developers, activists, artists, designers and writers, to imagine and create a new set of online tools, mobile apps, games, and resources that will help to stop fracking in the UK, once and for all.
Agenda for the day
10.00 - 11.30 Get smart quick about fracking
Participants hear from:
• The Scientist
• The Frontliner
• The Campaigner
• The Newcomer
11.30 – 12.00 Open Space
Participants stand up and make proposals – either ‘one we prepared earlier’ or ‘off the cuff’.
Workgroups form around proposers and break out into workspaces.
19.30 – 21.00 Stand and Deliver
Workgroups present their proposals and peers discuss how we can support them further.
1. What is fracking? The process explained in 15 seconds (BBC News, 13th December 2012) and 2 minutes (The Telegraph, 27th June 2013).
2. Half of Britain to be offered for shale gas drilling as fracking areas face 50 trucks passing each day. (The Telegraph, 17th December 2013).
3. The Sky Is Pink. Josh Fox and the GASLAND Team's short on US fracking.
4. Fracking Hell: The Untold Story. 18-minute video of an original investigative report by Earth Focus and UK's Ecologist Film Unit.
5. Fracking: The Gathering Storm. Overall comprehensive guide with global context (New Internationalist, December 2013).
6. Mobb's Environmental Investigations. Paul Mobbs - key researcher with cutting edge reports.
7. Frack Off - Extreme Energy Action Network. Most dedicated UK-based group, constantly updated.
8. Work by Greenpeace on fracking.