Project: Clickety Click
Discipline: Design, Web Development, Print, Film
Collaborators: Knowle West Media Centre, University of Bristol
In 2020, during the first lockdown, Knowle West Media Centre worked with University of Bristol researchers to create a survey exploring digital exclusion in Knowle West, Bristol. 275 households took part in the survey. The survey asked how people use, access and feel about the internet and technologies such as smartphones, laptops, etc.
The results of the data were analysed by researchers into a draft report. The emergent findings challenged over-simplified ideas that solving digital exclusion is just a matter of providing the necessary equipment or that it is only the older generation who are not engaging with technology.
Clickety Click is a community-led interactive data visualisation artwork, which exists both in analogue and digital forms. It attempts to make the findings from the report playable and engaging to people of all ages. It uses the game of bingo, which has a long history in Knowle West, as a vessel to do this.