- Conference PaperNYC Charity Crowd - A democratic, crowdsourced charitable foundation for New York City residents(Supplementary Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Communities & Technologies, 2021) Tsadok, Daniel M.NYC Charity Crowd is intended to be a local, crowdsourced charitable foundation which would be managed democraticaly and online by its members. Membership would be free of charge and open to all adult residents of New York City, including those in need. The foundation would provide a web-based platform for its members to nominate, discuss and vote on monthly grants. The software will be free and open source, and released under the GNU General Public License for other, similar local foundations to use.
- Conference PaperPluriversal Design: A Virtual Decolonising Exhibition(Supplementary Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Communities & Technologies, 2021) Kambunga, Asnath Paula; Smith, Rachel Charlotte; Winschiers-Theophilus, Heike; Pinto, Nathaly; Abril, Xavier Barriga; Boffi, Laura; Dzisi, Emmanuel; Zaman, Tariq; Ibinarriaga, Desiree Hernandez; Chahine, Anne; Jensen, Laura Lennert; Vold, ViviThis demo brings together multiple perspectives to decolonising design into the Pluriversal Design Exhibition. The exhibition explores how we might design and engage audiences in virtual environments as alternative spaces to decolonise design practice and shared knowledge production. The collaborative exhibition brings together design research projects from Australia, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, Ghana, Greenland, Italy, Malaysia and Namibia. For each exhibition space, we ask: How can we create virtual spaces for pluriversal dialogue and engagement? What can a virtual exhibition on decoloniality teach us about designing for the pluriverse? We package our perspectives and artefacts through Mozilla Hubs as a platform to harness our practices. We aim to shift perspectives and push the discussion on decoloniality to the fore within the C&T community, especially concerning different topics of interest at the CT conference, such as; community engagement, knowledge, urban technologies, and designing in pandemic times.
- Conference PaperThe Field Guide App - Connecting Island Communities to Local Conservation Through Mobile Interaction(Supplementary Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Communities & Technologies, 2021) Sousa, Daniel; Silva, Alexandra R.; Amorim, Isabel R.; Ashby, Simone; Arroz, Ana Moura; Piasentin, Flora; Gabriel, Rosalina; Matos, SóniaHere we present Field Guide, a mobile application (app) designed to connect communities to nature-rich environments, which play a crucial role in nature conservation efforts. The app aligns to a mode of science communication that seeks to establish direct contact between publics and specialised scientific communities, most commonly known as the ’ask a scientist’ approach. Field Guide uses a geolocation positioning system to offer users the opportunity to pose questions to scientists whilst exploring a nature conservation site. In this demo, we display the app as a mock-up presentation before its first use by children and teenagers during a field-trip to a nature trail later in 2021.