Availability and Uses of Sensitive Visual Information: Protecting Diceros Bicornis in South Africa
Compelling visual information is valuable as both education and entertainment, and is therefore profitable. The current study, a work in progress, investigates the impact of webcams trained on watering holes in Africa. These video streams have attracted tens of thousands of users interested in viewing African megafauna. Unfortunately, viewing rhinos via the Internet enables poachers to receive precise information about rhino locations. This study investigates the interactions among stakeholders in black rhino preservation, especially with respect to live streaming video and the role of the technical communicators who operate the cameras.
Northcut, Kathryn. "Availability and Uses of Sensitive Visual Information: Protecting Diceros Bicornis in South Africa." Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference, IPCC (2012): 1-3.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IPCC.2012.6408596
2012 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference, IPCC (2012: Oct. 8-10, Orlando, Florida)
English and Technical Communication
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environmental ethics; qualitative research; science communication; social media; web-based video research
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