[NetBehaviour] Transcultural Data Pact LAARRP the Movie!

Ruth Catlow ruthcatlow at gmail.com
Fri Oct 23 12:31:55 CEST 2020

Hello NBers

I hope you and yours are all safe and well.

Two months have passed since we played the Transcultural Data Pact LARP
online.  I've posted a little information about it below. A number of
list members participated and gave inspiring performances which frankly,
blew our minds and made me realise what potential this format holds for
critical play, learning and creating new worlds together. This feels
particularly valuable right now.

I'm happy to share with you a parafictional video about the pact, by Pete
Gomes <https://vimeo.com/470585528>. We had an embarrassment of riches to
work with in the edit and found it agonising to have to leave so much out.

Annie asked me in an email about what exactly this is - art or what?!
I'm currently calling it Live Art Action Research Role Play = LAARRP!
It sits across all kinds of things.

Would love your thoughts


Transcultural Data Pact is a game of serious make-believe, in which
role-play is used to explore how personal and collective data practices and
devices might shape the attitudes and fortunes of a society. In this
scenario, an historic trade negotiation is underway between two nations
with shared ancestry and clashing beliefs.

Transcultural Data Pact was created as part of Qualified Selves, a research
project funded by UKRI/EPSRC between the Universities of Edinburgh and
Lancaster. Exploring how individuals make sense of personal data management.

It was created by Ruth Catlow, DECAL at Furtherfield in collaboration with
Kate Genevieve, chroma.space, Prof. Chris Speed, Dr Kruakae Pothong, Billy
Dixon and Dr Evan Morgan from the School of Informatics, University of

Film by Pete Gomes. Music by Matt Catlow.

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