Sessions at Digital Shoreditch Festival 2012 about Women on Friday 25th May Identity

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  • Global movements fuelled by social media

    by Ilka Noggler

    This session will explore the power of social media in creating and driving global social movements. We will discuss the dynamics and identity of social movements in the digital age and look at women's rights and women and development in particular - exploring ways in which social media activism/ global digital activism can positively change the lives of women (and men). All of this will be very much around the work that Women for Women International do in the eight war-torn countries it operates in and the concrete impacts and successes to date. An open discussion will be held around the potential and limitations of social/ digital media in creating/ amplifying change in individuals and communities.

    At 2:45pm to 2:50pm, Friday 25th May

  • MzTEK Tinker Space

    by Emilie Giles

    Attention women of Digital Shoreditch! We're running a drop-in workshop and are inviting you to come and get techy with a crafty twist! You will learn to make your very own soft circuit voodoo doll or a mini beetle bot.

    Soft Circuit Voodoo Dolls
    This little person's eyes light up when poked! You'll learn the basics of building a soft circuit using conductive material and thread, stitching techniques and how to produce a shape from felt.

    Mini Beetle Bots
    We want to build a mini army of these little guys! You'll learn how to solder, how to build a basic circuit and will also have the chance to get crafty with your little bot!

    No sign-up required, just pop along and get making :)

    At 2:50pm to 2:55pm, Friday 25th May

    In Digital Shoreditch Big Top

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