XFRONTERA

Informacionxfrontera is a on-line fanzine which understands information as an entity that creates limits to our perception of the world. We believe that reality is constructed so it is necessary to produce a connected and open network in order to coexist with new ways of thinking. With this publication we want to question those stated limits.

 

 

 

HOW TO USE IT

 

On the lower right of the screen there are controls which will indicate what directions you are able to take at any time. Loose yourself and find new connections within the information.

CURATED BY NOSOTROS

 

WiFi Signals Captured Using Long Exposure Photography and an Android App

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Light painting WiFi This project explores the invisible terrain of WiFi networks in urban spaces by light painting signal strength in long-exposure photographs. A four-metre long measuring rod with 80 points of light reveals cross-sections through WiFi networks using light-painting.

 

Hito Steyerl How Not to be Seen: A Fucking Didactic Educational, 2013

URME Surveillance Paper mask

2015 World Press Freedom Index

The Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index ranks the performance of 180 countries according to a range of criteria that include media pluralism and independence, respect for the safety and freedom of journalists, and the legislative, institutional and infrastructural environment in which the media operate.

This summer Facebook will launch "Aquila," a multi-million dollar drone not dissimilar to SolarEagle, designed to bring internet access to two billion new clients in underdeveloped counties through laser-guided signals beamed down from above. With the initiative dubbed as internet.org, one has to wonder if Facebook, a multi-billion dollar corporation that plies its trade through the internet, might seek some inurement from its so-called nonprofit social program aimed at connecting the entire planet. We're told that "we're all in it together," and a telling list of corporate partners are named.

 

Clothes to not be detected by drones 

Stealth wear by ADAM HARVEY

Wifi Camera The Wifi Camera is a camera that takes "pictures" of spaces illuminated by wifi in much the same way that a traditional camera takes pictures of spaces illuminated by visible light.

The camera reveals the electromagnetic space of our devices and the shadows that we create within such spaces, in particular our wifi networks which are increasingly found in our daily lives, in coffee shops, offices and homes throughout cities of the developed world. 

you will need camouflage to survive

you will need camouflage to disappear

Realface Glamouflage /  by Simone C. Niquille 

Collection of Tshirts for facial recognition dazzle. The pattern of the Realface Glamouflage shirts is made up of celebrity impersonators and pirated faces used for fake social media accounts and romantic spam. 
 

JAVIER MARQUERIE THOMAS

Video comisioned for Informaciónxfrontera, part of the project Cephalopod Mince

Beatriz Sánchez Tutorial: How to fix the world (homeless paradise)

Extracts From Facebook: A Court of Ignorant, Cruel Judges. Jon Rich.

"Journalists who used to write long-form, in-depth articles—quality notwithstanding—in the traditional newspaper format started to cut their articles until they reduced their output to short anecdotes approaching the 140 character limit of a tweet (…) It’s very possible that advancements in telecommunications caused the acceleration towards indiscriminate destruction. (…) Adding to how fast things develop on the ground, the abundance of images of death and blood creates less room for deep analysis and more room for reactionary commenting. (…) 

They carry their mobile cameras to film their own deaths or those of their comrades. These images have been a tremendous achievement that will forever be remembered. Sadly though, they have been accompanied by a desolate landscape devoid of writing and analysis."

New ways to document

Technical drawing of a pen camera, a devise increasingly used in Syria as a means to document and upload images of the war.

New ways to protest

 SPREAD THE WORD

balaclava

Twerking para la Revolución: A las Barricadas Papi 

Raisa Maudit

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Cacerolada, demonstration against el corralito. Argentina, 2002

Alejandría Cinque & Jordi Capdevila

MICRODEMONSTRATIONS

Project consistent on small interventions on determined places on the city. The aim is to create new landscapes and to perform other realities and social conflicts sometimes hidden. Those events that happened and are now forgotten are represented on those scenes, placed on the same location that originally took place. That way, those scenes create a dialogue with the context itself capable to evoque a hidden universe, a hidden reality

MAGES FROM:

Microdemonstrations Scene 2: Refugees welcome 

Microdemonstrations Scene 3: s.XX Carrer d’Aiguafreda, Barcelona

Conversations of the Last Decade, 2012.

Installation.

 

This dictionary contains a selection of new words added to the Oxford English Dictionary (and their definitions) since the events that took place on September 11th 2001. It is based on the assumption that dictionaries serve as a tool to trace the transformation of language linked to the development of history and technology.

New passport rules have been brought in which allow travellers to choose 'indeterminate' as their gender, without having to undergo surgery as proof of a sex change. 

Gender Swap is an experiment that uses themachinetobeanother.org/ system as a platform for embodiment experience (a neuroscience technique in which users can feel themselves like if they were in a different body). In order to create the brain ilusion we use the immersive Head Mounted Display Oculus Rift, and first-person cameras. To create this perception, both users have to synchronize their movements. If one does not correspond to the movement of the other, the embodiment experience does not work. It means that both users have to constantly agree on every movement they make. Through out this experiment, we aim to investigate issues like Gender Identity, Queer Theory, feminist technoscience, Intimacy and Mutual Respect. 
 

AINT NO WIFI

AINT NO TALKIN

POWER TO SURVIVE

 

After hurricane Sandy TIPS

A remix platform for Holly Herndon's single CHORUS. Each one of the small satellite icons triggers a fragment/stem of CHORUS. Anyone visiting the site can hear what other online visitors are clicking, essentially creating a remix in real-time with strangers #snoopchorus. Sonic Chatroulette questions the boundaries between a tool for a collaborative remix and an eavesdropping device. The remix experience is most fun the more chaotic it is, the more people are online simultaneously. In effect however that is linked with an inadvertant sharing of your experience with a multitude of strangers.
 

ZONI GOMEZ

Luis Camnitzer, Window 2001-2002/2010

Ever hesitate to click?

if it hasnt been clicked it does not exist

 

Tobias Linnenman Ewe

 

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Cacerolada, 15 M, Madrid 2012

L.R.A.D. Long Range Acoustic Device

Picture, LRAD in use in Toronto. Many governments uses it as crowd control device.

Developed for Military use only. The company who created L.R.A.D declare it is  harmfulness. The L.R.A.D can emit a warning tone, Higher than the “Normal” Human threshold of pain and is capable of permanently damaging hearing.

The Mosquito Ultrasonic loudspeaker. 

Many cities, municipalities, school districts, and parks boards use the Mosquito to combat vandalism. It it a small speaker that produces a high frequency sound much like the buzzing of the insect it’s named after. This high frequency can be heard by young people 13 to 25 years old. 

En la era del Antropoceno las energías y fuerzas producidas por los humanos son de tal magnitud que se confunden con las generadas por fenómenos naturales. Si pudiésemos ver toda la energía electromagnética de la tierra nos daríamos cuenta que el orígen de la mayor parte es humano y está destinado a mover información codificada. Éste espectro energético es, por lo tanto, un espacio masivo, un territorio invisible por el que transita información controlada y canalizada por las grandes estructuras de poder. Quien controla esa energía controla el poder. Como siempre, es la tecnología militar la que más ha hecho por la total colonización de ese espacio.

The towers in their potent spatio-temporal energies, act as monuments to the nation, grating identifiable and enigmatic images: the tower draws in and projects out the spirit of nationhood, aligning the mysteries of radio waves with national security.” Brandon Labelle

 

Traduciendo de manera lógica la señales electromagnéticas a sonido, se usarán estas como base a la hora de producir la performance. Lo que se pretende aquí no es sólo mostrar un espacio que tiene lugar más allá de nuestros límites sensoriales, sino también apropiarse de él, darle un uso de interés cultural, dirigiendolo a una actividad lúdica y colectiva. Con ello se pretende cuestionar las utilidades que se le dá a dicho espacio y si está realment abierto al público general o está manejado por intereses concretos.

“Pero si bien el espacio radioeléctrico es la infraestructura invisible que ha hecho posibles las tecnologías de la información y la comunicación de la que tanto dependemos, la mayoría de la gente no es consciente  de cómo se gestiona, de las tensiones políticas que ha generado, de su gradual colonización por los medios de comunicación y el ejército, ni de cómo ha conformado nuestra comprensión del entorno en el que vivimos.”  Jose Luis de Vicente

PLAN

  • Mostrar el espectro.

  • Plantearlo como espacio no virtual sino físico. - Remarcar la fisicidad del sonido, que el propio cuerpo perciba lo que normalmente se encuentra más allá de los límites sensoriales.

  • Deformarlo/Moldearlo - Hacer uso de la técnica de “Radio Jamming” 

  • Darle un uso alternativo alejado e incluso opuesto al que le dan las estructuras que lo colonizan.

“Transmission carves out a space and in doing so generates a sense of new forms of occupation and inhabitation, of power and dispute.”  

Brandon Labelle

 

Performance sonora construida a partir de grabaciones de ondas electromagnéticas y señales de radio de origen militar 

 

Junction: Taxi Cabs Generate a Soundtrack in Real-Time

Junction is a sound sculpture generated in real-time by thousands of New York City taxi cabs. Through the use of publicly available live footage from New York’s Traffic Management Center, Junction tracks the movements of taxis in some of the city’s busiest intersections. It uses their position, velocity and overall density to synthesize sounds.

 

THE RUSSIAN WOODPECKER

 

South Korea is trolling North Korea by using loudspeakers to blast K-pop over the border

 

Webcams détériorées par l’hiver, par les conditions météorologiques.

Webcam damaged by the winter, by meteorological conditions.

 

For a few weeks now, I have been posting images of the locations of drone strikes to the photo-sharing site Instagram as they occur (there’s more on the methodology below). Making these locations just a little bit more visible, a little closer. A little more real.

Jack Strange, 2006

A (genuine) chocolate bar placed on an upturned TV set, the screen beneath the candy displays a continuous loop of swirling, ambiental visuals. 

STAY TRUE

#godisreality

 

Mark, Leicester Square, 1981

Derek Ridgers

AFTER MICROSOFT 

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MARIAN GARRIDO

MAGIC CARPET

#SPOILERALERT

ALVARO VALLS, 2015

ALVARO VALLS, 2015

ALVARO VALLS, 2015