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The Quipu Project Workshop: Dr Karen Tucker & Dr Matthew Brown, Bristol University
“The Quipu: Living Documentary website has linked old and new technologies to allow web users to listen to voices from Peru’s hard to reach communities.
The team worked with those in rural communities affected by the sterilisation campaign to develop a communication system that enables them to speak up and share their stories.
Inspired by the Quipu – an Inca communication system made of knotted threads – the project has created a string of oral histories, fusing web technology with the radio and mobile phone technology available in the Peruvian Andes, to enable people to record their personal testimonies, listen to the experiences of others in their community and region, and share their stories with the rest of the world.”
The workshop will examine the methodologies used to gather data, the design of the web interface and the use of mobile phone and radio technologies, the interactions with Peruvian participants, and the funding for the project.
Chaired by: Lucy Taylor, Senior Lecturer in Latin American Politics, Aberystwyth University