Re:Group

Scroll down for a link to writer and filmmaker Astra Taylor's essay critically examining participation.

 

thinking about the writing and thinking of Claire Bishop in what we mean when we say participation!

 

Link from: Nadine Wolf, Mushon's former student whose research of Ushahidi in my class inspired her work on eleccionestransparentes.com

 
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YoHa is an artist collective composed of Graham Harwood and Matsuko Yokokoji.  They are internationally renowned for their media art work together, as individuals, and with media group Mongrel.  Yokokoji and Harwood were key members of the artist collaborative MediaShed.

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2010FAdvisory Council
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Ushahidi,(Swahili for "testimony") is a website initially developed to map reports of violence in Kenya during the post-election fallout in 2008.

Ushahidi builds tools for democratizing information, increasing transparency and lowering the barriers for individuals to share their stories.

The Ushahidi Platform is a free and open source project with developers hailing from Kenya, Ghana, South Africa, Malawi, Netherlands and the USA working on it.

The Ushahidi Platform allows anyone to gather distributed data via SMS, email or web and visualize it on a map or timeline. Our goal is to create the simplest way of aggregating information from the public for use in crisis response.

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2010FExhibiting Artist
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Crisis Map of Haiti represents the most comprehensive and up-to-date crisis map available to the humanitarian community. The information here is mapped in near real time and gathered from reports coming from inside Haiti via: SMS, Web, Email, Radio, Phone, Twitter, Facebook, Television, List-serves, Live streams, and Situation Reports

Volunteers at Ushahidi's Situation Room at the Fletcher School, in Washington DC, Geneva, London and Portland are mapping the majority of the reports submitted to Ushahidi in near real-time. The volunteers then identify GPS coordinates for the reports and geo-tag the reports on the Ushahidi map. Each report is first read at least once by Situation Room before being published on the map. This Ushahidi deployment represents a joint initiative with members of the International Network of Crisis Mappers. All this information published under Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike).

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May 2008
 
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Ghana Think Tank is solving the problems of the Developed World. Local problems collected from communities in the U.S. and UK are sent to think tanks in Ghana, Cuba, Iran, Serbia, Mexico and El Salvador. The think tanks propose solutions, which are enacted back in the problem community, whether the solutions seem brilliant or embarrassing. This project explores the friction caused when solutions are generated in one context and applied elsewhere.

 

Project Created: 
May 2006
 
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Social Telephony Files documents work by Graham Harwood and Matsuko Yokokoji in which telephone networks are set up for communities to develop and maintain links to those they trust, and communicate in familiar languages using accessible technology. Social telephony functions in terms of an “aesthetics of connectivity”, building social networks between people that allow them to communicate in unexpected patterns and reveal different kinds of relationships.

Project Created: 
May 2003
 
Projects: Telephone Trottoire
People: Graham Harwood, Matsuko Yokokoji, YoHa
Project Type: Activism, Exhibited Project, Hacking, Performance Art
Tags: communication, Re:Group
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Maria del Carmen Montoya is a new media artist who works in sculpture, performance, and video. Her work explores the personal, emotional and utterly irrational tendencies of technology.  Her collaborative projects include WineBloodBloodLove, a performance and sound installation inside the Herman Nitsch retrospective at the Station Museum in Houston, TX and the creation of The Digital Poplar Consort, a family of handcrafted wireless musical instruments with which is used in a concert performance.  Her most recent work I Sky You, winner of a 2009 Rhizome Commission, is an installation that sonifies the radiance of chemically synthesized light. It is inspired by the phrase Frida Kahlo used to describe infinite love: “I Sky You.”

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2007F
SAdvisory Council
 
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