The Time Project Needs You!
Are you working either out on location or on set in February? Do you have an Apple iWatch? – If so, then please join us for the next stage of The Time Project!
This is a chance to be part of ground-breaking research to use emerging tech to work towards fair and safe working conditions for everybody. It will also be a fascinating opportunity to monitor your own work/life balance.
We’re teaming up with Harvard University, The Massachussetts Institute of Technology (MIT) The Why Not Lab, The Guardian Project and BECTU to test time-tracking technology as part of The Time Project app development.
To take part you need to:
- Be working on set or on location for two weeks in February (in any TV based role – unscripted or TV drama)
- Already be using an Apple iWatch
- Download the app WeClock – find it on Apple’s testflight https://testflight.apple.com/join/AhZAGaHb
https://weclock.it/ is a new app created by Dr. Christina J. Colclough, Nathan Freitas, Dan Calacci and Dr Jonnie Penn. The app uses the data streams already being logged by your mobile device (steps taken,, location, movement etc) but returns the power to you by allowing you to track and manage the data, such as how long your commute is, your working hours etc.
Colclough, who leads the team says, “WeClock was designed for workers by workers. The tool offers a privacy-preserving way for workers to gather undeniable evidence in their quest for decent work and the battle against unsafe, unfair and irresponsible working conditions”.
WeClock technology will be particularly useful to track working hours for workers on sets / location, and the data would be the most robust from Apple iWatch users. For this study your working day will be monitored using GPS tracking features within your phone which is why we specifically need to hear from people travelling to and from work.
The data collected and stored by WeClock for our Time Project study is general GPS data that is collected and stored by your device and which is kept entirely locally on your device. No third party has access to the data. You will be asked to grant permission for WeClock to access Apple apps which are already on your device, such as Health and Google Maps.
By taking part in this study, we are asking you to explicitly choose to share your data with The Time Project during and at the end of this 2 week study only. This will allow us to build a case against excessive working hours on set for everyone.
Be part of this innovative, worker-driven pilot project for the benefit of you and all of your colleagues!
If you are interested in finding out more, please get in touch at: firstname.lastname@example.org
To register your interest and sign up – please complete this short form: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/HV8TLFP
See WeClock’s intro video for more strategic and technical information about the app: https://youtu.be/JcSqI_05V0s