Transborder Immigrant Tool

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TRANSBORDER IMMIGRANT TOOL- US/MEXICO BORDER DISTURBANCE ART PROJECT

A project led by the Electronic Disturbance Theater 2.0 and b.a.n.g. lab. Coordinated by Ricardo Dominguez of the University of California: Santa Barbara.

"Activists break the law, Artists change the conversation by theatrically disturbing the law." - Ricardo Dominguez

I am not presenting on any one artist in particular but on a work of art/activism. The Transborder Immigration Tool created by Ricardo Dominguez, who works as a professor of Visual Arts at UCSB, Co-Founded the Electronic Disturbance theater, started as an idea in 2007, that combined aspects of ecological philosophy, political disturbance, global tracking technology, poetry and performance theater. The concept is simple: A cell phone equipped  with this tool, would act as a compass and guide any north-bound traveler to the nearest water source and emergency station in the harsh geographic expanse that is the US/Mexico border.
In 2010 it was put under investigation by the FBI Office of Cybercrimes.

It remains a controversial concept and piece of technology, but its poetry has been featured around the world in exhibits with contexts of ecological & mobile media, and political & social justice. CLICK HERE to view Kevin's presentation on the Tool's poetry and politics. 

ALSO:

VISUAL POETRY OF THE TBT - Transitions - written by Amy Sara Carroll

VISUAL POETRY OF THE TBT - Dubliners - written by Amy Sara Carroll

GLENN BECK vs TBT

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