Workshop: Graph Commons

I have collaborated with artist Burak Arikan to run a workshop as part of the Time & Motion exhibition at FACT in Liverpool about personal network mapping and making.

This one day workshop focuses on the design and understanding of the complex networks of work and personal identity through mapping and visual analysis. During the day we aim to expand thinking about the possibility of the network as a creative medium. Starting from hand drawn simple graph diagrams, participants gradually build complex network models. Emphasis is on network mapping, modelling, relational thinking, protocol authoring, centrality analysis, clustering analysis, and information design. Participants learn the most through observing and extracting networks from their area of interests, collaborative mapping, sketching, and discussing diagrams.

Graph Commons is used at the workshops for visualization, group collaboration, and further sharing.

The Creative Networking Workshops and Graph Commons platform have been initiated and developed by Burak Arikan, an Istanbul and New York based artist working with complex networks. I am collaborating with the artist to devise and deliver this workshop at FACT. Burak and I have worked together on a number of projects over the years, including a computer vision piece to capture and track fashion choice networks in the city of Boston.