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Call for co-directors

The People’s Bank of Govanhill is becoming a Community Interest Company

We are looking to recruit new co-directors to join our team and would be keen to hear from people who can input to conversations on feminist economics and feminst governance to help us acheive our aim of becoming a truly intersectional feminist project.

For more information:

peoples-bank-of-govanhill-call-for-co-directors-final.pdf

Build your own dynamic data visualisation

DATA VISUALISATION DEMO AND WORKSHOP
THURSDAY 15TH AUGUST 12.30 – 2.30PM
at SWAP MARKET
Would you like to build your own dynamic data visualisation? Can we represent data using feathers or balloons?
This technology demo will show a new system of dynamic visualisation blocks that you can experiment with to make your own data visualisation on a movable wall. You can explore interesting physical ways of representing data and a range of materials. Using dynamic modules this is a first prototype of a physical data visualisation system from researchers in Design Informatics at Edinburgh College of Art. By testing data and different materials to attach to moving parts or lighting blocks, you will be able to build your own tangible data visualisations. Using modular motor and light blocks you can play and experiment with data to make your own dynamic data displays. We will be using a range of different materials, mechanisms and tools to translate data into fun and playful data displays Bettina Nissen and Libby Odai will be happy to answer any technical questions and show how the technology works behind the scenes.
data vis wall
This event is part of the Crypto-Knitting-Circles project by Ailie Rutherford, Bettina Nissen and Libby Odai looking at the potential to create a feminist community cryptocurrency and exploring possible uses of technology in community exchange.

Intersectional economy?

On 12th June we held Chain Re: Action knowledge exchange day at Platform in Easterhouse, bringing together artists, community activists and academics to look at the potentials and pitfalls of new technologies in relation to feminist economics.

1 dismantling-capitalism

2 padmini-game

3 equity

Photography by Najma Abukar

Filmed and edited by Bob Moyler

Featuring: Padmini Ray-Murray, El Cambalache, Vishwanath Pasumarthi,  Ailie Rutherford, Usma Ashraf, Sibell Barrowclough, Rahela Cirpaci, Lisa Hough Stewart, Dania Thomas, Libby Odai & Chrissie Ardill, Jonathan Rankin & Chris Elsden, Bettina Nissen, Bob Hamilton, Ella Tallyn, Foxy and Triona Ryan

A longer 40 minute film of the event can be veiwed here

Chain Re: Action

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Through talks, discussions, films and interactive artworks we’ll be asking: do new digital technologies offer the potential to create fairer grass roots exchange networks?

The event will feature talks from Swap Market, The Wellbeing Economy Alliance and Ubuntu Women’s Shelter looking at how we put feminist economics into practice in the real world. We’ll have artworks and film from Vishwanath Pasumarthi, Ailie Rutherford, Padmini Ray-Murray, El Cambalache and Libby Odai & Chrissie Ardill. There’ll also be discussions on tech for social good with Common Good Awareness Project, Andy Garbett (Newcastle University) and Ella Tallyn (Edinburgh University).

Lunch and refreshments provided and free transport from Swap Market Govanhill

We can also cover childcare costs and provide BSL interpretation if needed.

Book online at www.platform-online.co.uk/whats-on/event/575/