Social Media Revolution Brief

A class project
that took place during October & November
2009. Classmates invovled, Anders Mellbratt, Vijai Maia,
Mahmoud Keshavarz, Martin Jones, Bonnie Swift, Minjeong Cha, Chittrapar
Lerttaweewi, Stina Wessman and I.

“You will begin by creating a map of the hotspots that provide a mesh
network in downtown Stockholm. There is no map of mesh networks in
Stockholm which is available to the public. Your map, therefore, will
become a uniquely powerful instrument. But for what?

This assignment requires you to collect and then to contextualize
your map in various persuasive scenarios, prototypes or systems with
following critieria in mind:

1. Clear target group (audience/situation)
Immersive/intelligible (focused on evaluated subject/problem)
Illustrative (clear, clean and detailed communication)
4. Persuasive
(simulative over time)
5. Enlightening (provide new knowledge)”

by Roland Jones & Koji Wakayama)

During and after this task,
we were asked to come up with Ethical Guidelines within Practice Based
Research. If we should have them, and what they should be if we thought
they were necessary. Therefore, the maping of hotspots was a tool and
starting point for us test this out.

We used a bike (that we
pimped!), a laptop, a satellite antenna and a software to record all
data called Netstumblr.


We divided into 3 groups focusing on different aspects
of ethical guidelines within Social Media; Digital Death, Canela Slatka
and Homeless services. I worked with Canela Slatka and you can find more
information about it under categories.

In the end we merged all 3
aspects into one group presentation, which was presented as a TV show
programme EDGPBRTV. Below is a clip from the presentation.