Museum of Contemporary Commodities – Data Derby Day – Furtherfield Commons, London, 13 June 2015, 10.30am – 4.30pm

Date: Saturday 13 June, 10.30am – 4.30pm
Venue: Furtherfield Commons

Walkshop, making session and drop-in day
Come for one or both sessions, or just drop in for a chat about MoCC over tea and cake.

11am-1pm – Data Walkshop with data activist Dr Alison Powell (LSE)

Explore and discuss the data surveillance processes at play in Finsbury Park through a process of rapid group ethnography. Arrive from 10.30am at Furtherfield Commons for a short introduction to the project. We will leave at 11am for a 60 minute walk around the area followed by snacks and discussion. Please bring:

appropriate dress for the weather.
a camera or smart phone for documentation.
BOOK HERE (places limited to 12 on a first come first served basis)

2pm-4.30pm – Making session: LEGO Re-creations & Interactive Posters

Work with Cultural Geographer Dr Ian Cook to turn your commodity stories into activist LEGO re-creations. Inspired by Nathaniel Stern’s hacked scanner, artist Carlos Armendariz will help you translate your data findings into visual events. Produce arresting images for an interactive poster for public display, then track and count its impact.

You are welcome to bring your own smart phones and computers along.



This event is part of the research and development for the Museum of Contemporary Commodities, an art and social project led by artist Paula Crutchlow (Blind Ditch) and cultural geographer Ian Cook (Univeristy of Exeter).

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