LEGIT: Media for Open Governance

Lead Research Organisation: Lancaster University
Department Name: Lancaster Inst for the Contemporary Arts

Abstract

LEGIT: Media for Open Governance makes the case that all voices should participate in conversation around legislative material. The LEGIT project brings legal information about new and proposed Bills in India to relevant communities, opening up spaces for discussion and the creation of imaginative solutions through media production. Sound, video and animation translate the distant voice of legal text into more engaging forms. Production workshops and tactical media approaches encourage new points of view to be articulated and listened to. LEGIT researches how media and new technologies might be used to encourage active engagement with open governance in India, placing frequently updated information gathered from other websites alongside media works and open commentary.

Legal writing remains aloof, accessible mostly to specialists. Much of the legal writing in India is in English, a diverse country of twenty-two official languages and approximately 398 living languages, further encouraging potential audiences to disconnect from its content. The "opening up" of legislative material is therefore facilitated by workshops in close cooperation with community members, helping to guide participants in playful and creative explorations of topics under consideration by proposed or recently passed Bills. At the UnBox festival in New Delhi in January 2013, LEGIT tested explorations on paper using cut-outs of iconic imagery, reassembled and reshaped through collage and drawing. Participants also worked with re-arranging large sculptural boxes covered with icons representing pressing social concerns. These methods combining movement, interaction and drawing helped opinions to manifest and be visualised in storyboard-like forms.

Working closely with communities on-site to develop media works helps to bring some of the concerns of India's non- Internet audience to the 150 million Internet users. Providing footage to journalists and television media networks allows community voices to reach those viewers not found online.

Video and animation content is also presented on the LEGIT website alongside commentary and informational updates on legal developments in India, helping to connect communities with the legislative process.

Publications

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Devereaux, E. (2017) Making Sense of Sensors in Digital Culture and Society

 
Title Disability Rights 
Description This work on pending legislation in India was based on interviews with Javed Abidi and discussions with other members of the Disability Rights Group in Delhi. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2013 
Impact This work was exhibited in the UnBox Festival in Delhi and in the Alchemy Festival at the Southbank Centre, London in 2013. 
URL https://vimeo.com/105022077
 
Title Follow-up interviews with workshop participants in Kalimpong, 2014 
Description In video interview sequences recorded in 2014 these former workshop participants based in Kalimpong, India, describe their reactions and reflections on the events. (One young man whose interviewed clearly wishes he had been a part of the original events). Filmed by collaborator Radhamohini Prasad, edited in 2015. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact The video demonstrates the impact of the 2013 AHRC funded workshops on the lives of these individuals living in Kalimpong, India. 
 
Title Food Security Bill 
Description This informational video about the Food Security Bill includes interviews with partner organisation PRS Legislative Research in Delhi. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2013 
Impact This work was exhibited at the Unbox Design Festival in Delhi and at the Alchemy Festival, Southbank Centre, London in 2013. 
URL https://vimeo.com/105034013
 
Title Kalimpong College Workshop Animation Example No.1 
Description This short animation, "Clouds," created by students at Kalimpong College, West Bengal, in a workshop conducted by the LEGIT team in October 2013. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2013 
Impact A screening of student animation works in December 2013 fuelled enthusiasm for continuing to work in animation production. 
URL https://vimeo.com/105022080
 
Title Kritika and Ashika Interview, Kalimpong, 2014 
Description Collaborator Radhamohini Prasad follows up with Kritika and Ashika in Kalimpong, India as the older sister, a participant in the "LEGIT" workshops, explains to her sister the animation process. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact The video demonstrates the impact of the 2013 AHRC funding on the lives of these children in Kalimpong, India. 
 
Title LawDigital Documentation Video 
Description This short video documents the progression of the project, from its origins as part of the UnBox Fellowship in 2013 through May 2014. The video presents an overview through a sample of video interviews and discussions with partner organisations, conducted by the LEGIT production team in Bangalore, as well as providing samples of animation works resulting from community-based workshops. Finally, the video charts the on-going development of the digital cartography prototype, "LawDigital". 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact The ten-minute video documentation has been used with a variety of engagement activities, furthering discussions with peer groups addressing similar research questions and taking on the development of digital approaches to responding to those questions. 
URL https://vimeo.com/94936944?from=outro-local
 
Title MARAA, Media Arts Collective, Bangalore 
Description With the Media Arts Collective MARAA, we attempted a communication campaign based on the creation and distribution of printed paper materials, to inform residents of the DJ-Halli slums about government-sponsored benefit programmes. We translated this basic information into a number of languages including English, Hindi and Kaanada for the printed flyers. In collaboration with MARAA, a community organisation based in Bangalore, India, we interacted with residents of the DJ Halli slums in Bangalore, India, in order to disseminate information about local food centres provided by the government. The process brought us into closer contact with NGO's and other concerned groups working on issues affecting this community. July 2013 marked the tragic death of a five-year-old girl due to malnutrition in the DJ Halli slum in Bangalore, India's IT Capital. In October 2013 we met with the mother and sister of the deceased in DJ Halli and witnessed developments in governmental policies since the widespread (negative) media coverage. The government run food schemes (Anganwadi centres) are at the centre of the debates about food security legislation. In this location, co-production methods and workshops using media technologies posed more problems than practical solutions; these methods were not appropriate for the set of social concerns or working with community members in this space. In the process, we learned about the complicated terrain of the slum spaces, where laws and other regulations do not apply and where information becomes particularly slippery. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2013 
Impact This creative production confronted the research questions by testing the limits of legal discourse, as well as the limits of digital media. Within this slum, having access to a basic mobile phone is a luxury and even a point-and-shoot camera in an environment of poverty such as this emphasises hierarchies and power relations, making participatory media production more invasive than usual. Attempting to address more challenging spaces and to navigate various means of communication within spaces such as these may be the only way to adequately test the limits and limitations of digital media. In addition, communities facing basic needs related to access to food, water, sanitation, and basic medical care potentially have the most to gain from the information that digital media might provide. In the case of the DJ Halli slums, the residents face challenges in all of these areas at once. Using our methods of media production, we found ourselves better able to address one concern at a time, such as pressing concerns around access to water. 
 
Title People's Campaign For the Right to Water, Karnataka 
Description Video interviews and discussions have been conducted with this community organisation based in Bangalore, India. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact This video interview content and on-going discussions by the members of this group will contribute to the up-coming LawDigital Digital Cartography project. The further development of the creative, digital mapping application will encourage on-going discussion around pressing social concerns such as fundamental rights to water. The application will allow for groups like this to link with those facing similar concerns in more remote areas of India, such as the students and other residents of Kalimpong, India. 
 
Title Pipe Station Art Installation by Radhamohini Prasad 
Description Art installation by collaborator Radhamohini Prasad at Walkin Studios, Bangalore, November 2015. This installation recreates in the urban centre of Bangalore the environment of Kalimpong, by reconstructing the pipes and hoses for water access and drawing parallels through photographic imagery. Documentation of the event uploaded to LawDigital platform. 
Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact N/A 
URL http://www.lawdigital.com/reports/view/37
 
Description The booster funding for production as the LEGIT team allowed us to connect with communities affected by legislative policies in India around the topics of Disability Rights, Access to Water, and Food Security. Using co-production methods including workshops, screenings of animation and video works, as well as other creative exercises, we interacted with a number of communities in three geographically distinct areas in India, generating discussions about the policy developments. These interactions tested the boundaries and limitations of working with communities using participatory media methods, and also informed us about the limits and sets of problems concerning the articulation of information about government-sponsored programmes and pending legislative policies within India. The booster funding led to the development of a prototype, LawDigital, that helps to connect these various conversations and media products through a digital cartography mapping interface.
Exploitation Route This research based in Kalimpong, India has demonstrated the strengths of participatory "on the ground" methods, particularly evident in contrast to the limited reach and accessibility of online media in certain locations. Participatory methods can assist in connecting audiences with online media forms that ultimately communicate situated, "on the ground" experiences more globally, thereby presenting options and possibilities to those communities who struggle for adequate access to the Internet and online media. The dependence of digital media forms on the workshop format is evident through this research. This research has clearly demonstrated the strengths of physical, material, modes of connecting audiences with digital media and allowed for the development of new methods for this engagement. The PI has honed skills that work in a variety of international locations, having utilised these participatory methods in the workshop format with a variety of other audiences, at museums, fairs and with academic staff and postgraduates in international academic settings. The work has proven particularly informative in doctoral supervision in Creative and Critical Practice and MA teaching on the degree "Media Practice for Development and Social Change," guiding postgraduates in interaction design and participatory methods for working with communities in India, China, Zimbabwe, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Mexico, Brazil and other locations.
Sectors Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Environment,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections

 
Description To date, impact is most clearly identifiable in the workshop participants in Kalimpong, the students and other young people who learned animation techniques and engaged in discussions around access to water.
First Year Of Impact 2014
Impact Types Cultural

 
Description "Developing Practice-led Research Across CHASE Networks," Principal Applicant, CHASE
Amount £4,000 (GBP)
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2016 
End 07/2016
 
Description "Law Digital Research in Bangalore, India," Research Development Fund, School of Media, Film and Music
Amount £1,390 (GBP)
Organisation University of Sussex 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2015 
End 08/2015
 
Description "LawDigital: participatory design for connecting communities," Research Development Fund
Amount £3,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Sussex 
Department School of Media, Film and Music
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2017 
End 07/2017
 
Description "SDG17++: Managing Cross-disciplinary Trade-Offs for Sustainable Development," (Co-I, Ann Light, PI) Sussex Sustainability Research Programme Fund
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Sussex 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2017 
End 09/2018
 
Description "Situated Methods: Media, Digital Arts, and Design Practices for Social Change," CHASE Network Development Fund
Amount £474 (GBP)
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2015 
End 10/2015
 
Description "Wearable biosensors: expertise, sensor data and interfaces with data," (Co-Investigator, Kate O'Riordan, Principal Investigator)
Amount £6,975 (GBP)
Organisation Communities and Culture Network+ 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2016 
End 03/2016
 
Description Possibilities: Media As Process and Actant
Amount £5,124 (GBP)
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Department Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2018 
End 12/2018
 
Description RCUK Digital Economy Community and Culture Network +
Amount £774 (GBP)
Organisation University of Aberdeen 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2014 
End 05/2014
 
Title LawDigital: Digital Cartography Web Application 
Description This digital cartography application represents the next phase of the LEGIT project. As LawDigital, the digital resource allows for the uploading and sorting of a variety of content organised onto a mapping framework. The animation works and video interviews can be added to the site from wherever the content is produced, which will enable those individuals located in more remote areas to share their work and the current state of affairs with others located in urban centres. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The application is currently in the prototype stage with some additional details to be worked out before opening it up to a co-production approach (essentially allowing for the uploading of audio, video and text from a variety of international locations). 
URL http://legit.theanthillsocial.co.uk/
 
Title LawDigital: Digital Cartography from the Ground Up 
Description LawDigital is a participatory online platform developed to allow the uploading of photographic details, animation, video and other content from specific community groups and locations in India. The site is now "live" with an initial launch in June 2015. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This online platform links the town of Kalimpong in the lower Himalayas with urban centres like Bangalore, some 2500 miles away and in doing so is likely to have impact on the cultural profile and individual lives in the more remote location of Kalimpong. Work with individuals in these two locations is ongoing. 
URL http://www.lawdigital.com
 
Description Alternative Law Forum 
Organisation Alternative Law Forum
Country India 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Shared topics of interest and discussions have produced video and audio interviews with members of this organisation. The Alternative Law Forum takes an active community-driven approach to law practice, supporting on-going legal interventions and driving policy changes in India.
Collaborator Contribution Consultation has been provided on methods for working with visual media and legal materials. Interview time has been provided, expertise generously provided about current legislative developments and social concerns in India, and this partner has also connected us with additional media groups, community activists, NGO's, and other relevant organisations in Bangalore, India. Through this partner organisation we have been able to interview the Supreme Court Advisor for the Rights to Food in India.
Impact Short video and audio interviews have been produced.
Start Year 2013
 
Description CHASE, Consortium of the Humanities and Arts, South-East England 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
Department Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution As Practice-led Research Coordinator, I have worked with the Training and Development Group to deliver a series of symposia, seminars and collaborative practical working groups for AHRC-funded Doctoral Researchers across the CHASE consortium of nine universities.
Collaborator Contribution The CHASE team have provided financial and administrative support and publicity for these events.
Impact The current Practices Research strand builds upon a day of CHASE practical workshops in March 2015 and an initial networking event in October 2015. Additional events are underway for May and June 2016. "Situations in Art and Technology Practice," Centre for Material Digital Culture and CHASE, University of Sussex, March 2016 "Generative Blueprint: A Conversation with Lawrence Liang and Susan Schuppli about Practice-led Research," Organiser and Chair, Centre for Material Digital Culture and CHASE, University of Sussex, October 2015 "Liveness in Art and Technology Practice," Co-organised with Sally Jane Norman, Centre for Material Digital Culture and CHASE, University of Sussex, March 2015
Start Year 2015
 
Description Centre for Material Digital Culture 
Organisation University of Sussex
Department School of Media, Film and Music
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 2015-17, Director of Centre for Material Digital Culture 2014-15, Co-Director of Centre for Material Digital Culture Contributions to support the Practice-led Doctoral Researcher exchanges with the CHASE Consortium and the University of California, Santa Cruz Digital Arts and New Media programme.
Collaborator Contribution The research centre provides publicity, catering, venues and other sponsorship for these events.
Impact "Situations in Art and Technology Practice," Centre for Material Digital Culture and CHASE, University of Sussex, March 2016 "Situational Design: Biosensors and Environments," Interaction Design Research Event with David Harris, Centre for Material Digital Culture and EPSRC CCC+ Network, University of California, Santa Cruz, January 2016 "Generative Blueprint: A Conversation with Lawrence Liang and Susan Schuppli about Practice-led Research," Organiser and Chair, Centre for Material Digital Culture and CHASE, University of Sussex, October 2015 "Liveness in Art and Technology Practice," Co-organised with Sally Jane Norman, Centre for Material Digital Culture and CHASE, University of Sussex, March 2015
Start Year 2014
 
Description PRS Legislative Research 
Organisation PRS Legislative Research
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The research team worked with PRS to develop short videos and animations about legislative policies in India.
Collaborator Contribution Members of the partner organisation provided advice and interviews regarding the specifics of legislative policy in India.
Impact Installation of video and animation, UnBox Festival, Delhi, February 2013. Installation of video and animation, Alchemy Festival, Southbank Centre, April 2013.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Quicksand 
Organisation Quicksand
Country India 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Video interviews have been created with this organisation.
Collaborator Contribution Office space and consultation has been provided by this organisation. Quicksand works to design sustainable services for a number of communities in India, including those facing severe economic challenges. For example, Quicksand has worked to develop and introduce realistic, low-cost solutions to address problems of sanitation in slums.
Impact Video interviews have been created.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Research Exchange, University of California, Santa Cruz 
Organisation University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The School of Media, Film and Music has sponsored research exchanges with the University of California, Santa Cruz where I have led collaborative practical workshop events.
Collaborator Contribution The University of California, Santa Cruz has hosted our exchage.
Impact "Situations in Art and Technology Practice," Centre for Material Digital Culture and CHASE, University of Sussex, March 2016 "Situational Design: Biosensors and Environments," Interaction Design Research Event with David Harris, Centre for Material Digital Culture and EPSRC CCC+ Network, University of California, Santa Cruz, January 2016 "Liveness in Art and Technology Practice," Co-organised with Sally Jane Norman, Centre for Material Digital Culture and CHASE, University of Sussex, March 2015
Start Year 2014
 
Description Sussex Sustainability Research Programme 
Organisation University of Sussex
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The collaboration will begin at the end of March 2017. The value of the collaboration to my research and the outcomes are yet to be determined.
Collaborator Contribution The collaboration will begin at the end of March 2017.
Impact This collaboration is multi-disciplinary, involving the following areas: Digital Media, Engineering and Design, Entrepreneurship and Organisation Studies, Environment and Development, International Development Studies.
Start Year 2017
 
Description "Participatory Cartography," Interaction Design Research Event, 18 March 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Conducted Interaction Design research event in collaboration with Helen Pritchard, Researcher at Goldsmiths. As part of the CHASE "Liveness" event co-organised with Sally Jane Norman for the Centre for Material Digital Culture, the day involved collaborative research groups made up primarily of doctoral researchers from across the CHASE consortium. An international speaker, Halldor Ulfarsson (Iceland Academy of Arts), also discussed his work. Doctoral researchers and teaching faculty from the University of California, Santa Cruz also participated. The collaborative small group format allowed for the furthering of research in the area of digital data mapping throughout the day and resulted in a "60 minute" exhibition and presentation of research at the end of the day.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.chase.ac.uk/events/2015/3/18/liveness-in-art-and-technology-practice
 
Description "Situational Design: Biosensors and Environments," Interaction Design Research Event with David Harris, January 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Interaction design workshops were conducted using physical computing devices and sensors for doctoral researchers, Master of Fine Art students and faculty from the University of California, Santa Cruz and the School of Media, Film and Music at the University of Sussex. Approximately twenty participants of this one and a half day event produced a total of five collaborative projects. Funded by CCC+ Network, the School of Media, Film and Music at the University of Sussex, and sponsored by the Centre for Material Digital Culture.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://sussexdigitalmediaexchange.sites.ucsc.edu/jan-2016/
 
Description "Situations in Art and Technology Practice," CHASE and the Centre for Material Digital Culture, 16 March 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Emile Devereaux organised and led a day of hands' on participatory workshops at the University of Sussex. The Interaction Design research event involved CHASE doctoral researchers (as part of the "Practices" research strand), the Centre for Material Digital Culture, and doctoral researchers and teaching faculty from the University of California, Santa Cruz. This day involved collaborative research groups made up primarily of doctoral researchers from across the CHASE consortium.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.chase.ac.uk/practices/
 
Description Activist Interactive: iDocs from the Global South 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I chaired the panel "Activist Interactive: iDocs from the Global South" as part of the International Poetics and Politics of Documentary Symposium at the Attenborough Centre, University of Sussex, 2 June 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://reframe.sussex.ac.uk/poetics-and-politics-2017/files/2017/05/1programme.pdf
 
Description Continuous corpo-realities: diagramming probabilities and possibilities! 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact As part of my research series "Possibilities," developed through CHASE, I organised a one-day practice-led workshop with members of the art collective Possible Bodies, Femke Snelting (Constant, Brussels) and Jara Rocha (Bau Design College of Barcelona) and Helen Pritchard, Lecturer in Computing at Goldsmiths. The attendees were primarily doctoral researchers (Goldsmiths, Kent and Sussex), visiting scholars, and teaching fellows at Sussex. The event was held at the Sussex Humanities Lab on 9 March 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.chase.ac.uk/possibilities
 
Description International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore, May 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact My presentation summoned additional interest in the project that may lead to more concrete future developments.

The discussions from this event are on-going.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://cross-currents.appspot.com/
 
Description Kalimpong College, West Bengal, 11 Oct 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact A screening in which the student animation works were projected encouraged further collaborative participation.

This event was conducted by collaborator Radhamohini Prasad in Kalimpong, India, who would have received direct feedback.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Kalimpong College, West Bengal, December 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Animation workshops on the topic of Water Rights and water privatisation in Kalimpong fuelled discussions about severe on-going water access problems in this region. Kalimpong is a town in a historically marginalised, rural region in the lower Himalayas. As animation skills were taught, a series of short works often reimagined environments where water access is no longer a concern.

Several students expressed their enthusiasm in continuing to develop their media production techniques.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description MA New Media, San Jose State University, California, 7 Nov 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact I led a MA-level seminar in New Media that allowed for in-depth discussion of the LEGIT project within the context of New Media Arts.

After the seminar, some students requested further contact and discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore, 24 Oct 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact This talk, presented at a highly-regarded centre for Design that draws international faculty and students, led to stimulating discussions about media art practices with both instructors and upper-level students.

Some students requested further information and expressed a desire to contribute to our project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description UC Santa Cruz Research, California, Oct 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact This two day in-depth research discussion with potential collaborators and Professors at the University of California, Santa Cruz, generated discussions around the practices of various media approaches with the idea of developing future collaborative partnerships.

The discussions are on-going at this stage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description UnBox Pop-Up, Institute for Contemporary Arts, 25 June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact "From LEGIT to LawDigital" on 25 June at the Institute for Contemporary Arts in London. I was invited to present the progression of my research since the AHRC booster funding award to an audience of approximately 120 participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.facebook.com/events/768877473231433/
 
Description Visual Culture, San Jose State University, California, 7 November 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact The project was presented within the context of my overall body of work in tactical media and digital art practices. After the talk some students requested additional information.

I have not returned to this University and since it is outside of the UK and not connected with India partner organisations, I am not aware of the discussions or influences that my have resulted.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Workshop on disciplinary dynamics in sustainable development research 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This half-day workshop was held at the Attenborough Centre on 10 July 2017 as part of the Sussex Sustainability Research Programme. Acting as a facilitator, the workshop was led by Professor Ann Light and involved collaborative design methods for interdisciplinary teams of University of Sussex academic researchers affiliated with the Institute of Development Studies, Engineering, Law and Management.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.sussex.ac.uk/ssrp/research/sustainability-perspectives/trade-offs-for-sustainable-develop...
 
Description Workshops, local children, Kalimpong, West Bengal, 12 Oct 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This animation workshop was conducted with orphaned children and children in crisis who are housed at Dr. Graham's Homes and Mount Carmel School in Kalimpong, West Bengal. While the topic we explored focussed on water access, a familiar concern for these children, the young age of the participants and limited English skills confined the workshop mostly to instruction of the technical aspects of animation production.

The workshop resulted in four animation production experiments.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description YesLab with Mike Bonnano 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact I organised this full-day workshop with New York artist and academic Mike Bonanno of the YesMen for researchers at Goldsmiths University, the STEPs programme and the University of Sussex. The day involved the developing of techniques of creative, tactical media and media interventions and was co-sponsored by CHASE and the Centre for Material Digital Culture, 26 May 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.sussex.ac.uk/rcmdc/projects/yeslabworkshop