An Exhibition of Mobile Media Art
Los Angeles February 22-26, 2012

The Transborder Immigrant Tool

The Transborder Immigrant Tool is a ECD 2.0 (Ricardo Dominguez, Brett Stalbaum, Amy Sara Carroll, Micha Cárdenas, Elle Mehrmand) project designed to repurpose inexpensive used mobile phones that have GPS antennas (through the addition of proper software which the TB project is designing) to provide emergency personal navigation, helping to guide dehydrated immigrants to water safety sites established by activists and to provide poetic audio nourishment as well. The Transborder Immigrant Tool is one of many projects that currently use some aspect of the walkingtools.net reference APIs. Its main thrust is to addresses the public safety issues created by the duplicitous immigration policies of the United States.

Elle Mehrmand, Micha Cárdenas, Amy Carrol, Dominguez, Ricardo

Transborder Immigrant Tool – Dubliners from banglab on Vimeo.