Projetos em locative media de Jonah Brucker-Cohen criam formas de sigularização da presença no espaço público. Podermos ver talvez aqui a radicalização do que tenho chamado de “território informaciona”. Para mais veja os últimos artigos.
O Wi-Fi Hog, permite que um indivíduo possa ter o controle total sobre uma rede pública wi-fi. A idéia aqui é apresentar uma versão contrária a utopia de um espaço público aberto e compartilhado. Já o GPS Hog é um kit que permite que uma pessoas seja aúnica a acessar sua localização específica no espaço. A idéia aqui é ressaltar a solidão em meio a fenômenos de massa.
Vejam descrição dos projetos abaixo:
“Wi-Fi Hog is personal system for a laptop or portable computer that enables people to gain complete control over a public access wireless network. The idea is presented as an alternative to the utopian vision of wireless networks being open, shared, and utilitarian for everyone. This project is a cautionary one, and comes as a reaction to the battle over free wireless spectrum where corporate pay-per-use and free community networks are fighting for signal dominance in public spaces. Wifi-Hog exists as a tactical media tool for controlling and subverting this claim of ownership and regulation over free spectrum, by allowing a means of control to come from a third-party.”
“GPS-HOG is an open-source toolkit to allow its user to ensure they are the only one occupying any single location on Earth. The idea is presented as a critical approach to the multitude of consumer devices with integrated GPS hardware that allow for people to keep track of their locations through a global network of satellites. As international population levels rise, crowds are becoming more common in public spaces to the point where solitude is often hard to find. Even with specified waypoints that allow for near pin-point accuracy in location determinism, the system is continually over-burdened with multiple devices attempting to receive coordinate data in similar locations. The project is presented as a step toward enabling solitude through coordination retrieval.”
“GPS-HOG use, only one person can access the waypoint. Others are only able to access the position once the “Hogger” has left the area. This enables only the hogger to have access to the coordinates at a time.”