‘Researching up’ or investigating government and corporate practices is often riddled with obstacles. In place of interview answers, come streams of PR sound bytes and ‘no comment’ replies. With lawyers at ready disposal and PR teams performing 24/7 image-makeovers, the practices of corporate and government elites often take place behind layers of concealer.
So how do we strip off these PR masks, hear behind the sound bytes, and insist that information affecting the public, gets made public?
Our interactive game design workshop, supported by the PSA and MeCCSA Social Movement Network, brought together designers, artists, programmers, digital culture researchers, corporate watchers, campaigners and investigative journalists to co-create an online education game that could help train people how to do investigative research into corporations and governments.
Check out what they came up with!