String Figures talk at Community Economies Research Network conference

For the Community Economies Research Network conference, Bettina Nissen will be talking about the collaborative work herself and Ailie Rutherford have undertaken as part of the Creative Informatics and Creative Scotland funded project String Figures.

Further details on the general conference can be found via this link: https://sites.google.com/view/liviana2020cern/home

And you can register to join Bettina via this link: https://sites.google.com/view/liviana2020cern/conference-sessions/session-6

Here a little more details on the talk and demo of this event:

String Figures takes its title from techno-feminist Donna Haraway’s metaphor for the inextricable threads that connect us all and follows on from the Crypto-Knitting-Circles research project in 2019. The project aims to visualise and build a de-centralised open-source network centred on a principle of mutual care, to allow activist, feminist and creative groups working for social justice to support and strengthen each other’s work. Working with creative technologist Bob Moyler and a number of activist groups, artist Ailie Rutherford and designer Bettina Nissen are developing new visual mapping software that allows participating groups to map and plot a network.

The session will include a short talk by Bettina followed by an interactive demonstration of the mapping software. The presentation will be in English with a strong visual element. We are also able to provide German translation.

Workshop participants will have the option to interact with the software as well as observe the demos. A desktop or laptop computer will be essential for this as the software is not yet mobile or tablet ready. Participants joining through a mobile or tablet will be able to watch the tech demo but not interact with the software.