Ian Paul on Mon, 11 Jul 2011 06:51:09 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime> Haunt the U.S.-Mexico Border on July 15th

*Haunt the U.S.-Mexico Border on July 15th* [ *Border Haunt*. (
www.borderhaunt.com ) ]

*Border Haunt* is an attempt to bring two different databases associated
with the U.S.-Mexico border into contact with one another for the duration
of one day.

This message is an invitation to join a temporary network of people from
across the world and participate in an aesthetic and political experiment,
in what I'm calling a border database collision.

The first of the two databases involved in the collision acts as an archive
of migrants that have died while attempting undocumented crossings of the
U.S.-Mexico border territory.

The second database involved in the collision is used to police the border
and works with the help of volunteers that report suspected undocumented
border crossings. This volunteer-database was created and is used in hopes
of apprehending undocumented border-crossers.

On July 15th, 2011, participants will purposefully direct the flows of
information and collectively migrate the data from the border death database
into the border policing database, haunting the servers of the U.S.-Mexico
border security structure.

For more information on the project, please visit: www.borderhaunt.com .

Also, please send this along to people who you think would like to
participate, and feel free to post this on any websites that you contribute

I hope that you can participate in *Border Haunt *on July 15th and take part
in this political and aesthetic experiment.


     -Ian Paul


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