RICHAIR2030 is a roaming wifi performance with an "after the net crash" fictional scenario set in year 2030. By year 2030, the great wireless hope that promises mobility and connectivity has bubbled. The GPS satellite signals have lost track of its urbanites when cutting through the Ozone layers. The ocean-apart digital divide has eventually sabotaged the Net we surf in. What remains of the feeble bandwidth is held out and safeguarded by the wireless freenetworkers, a striving public wireless DIY network movement sprouted worldwidein the early 21st century.
The self-appointed renegade roller girls, acting as the Transmitenti of free bandwidth, travel city limits in auto-powered modules. Equipped with homemade lunchbox chiputers, the roller girls pump the remaining wireless signal strength in RGB codes and sonic extravaganza for the public consumption.
RICHAIR2030 is developed by brave new media society TAKE2030.
TAKE2030 operates in parallel net media scheme and shifts the
social media mission into hypermedia playing fields. TAKE2030
recruits transmitenti members for its reseach+development+action
RICHAIR2030 exhibition data:
V.1.0- Zone of Urgency, Venice Biennale (2003)
V.2.0- E-Culture Fair, Amsterdam (2003)
V.3.0- FutureSonic04, Manchester (2004)
V.4.0- Machinista04, Glasgow (2004)
V.5.0- Bristol wireless with Cube Cinema, Bristol (2004)
V.6.0- Wizards of OS3 with c-base, Berlin (2004)
V.7.0- Bow Festival, London (2004)
V.8.0- BritFresh, Riga, Latvia(2004)
V.9.0- Viper Basel, Switzerland (2004)
V.10.0- Kibla, Maribor(2004)
Project supported by Arts Council England, Waag Society, MissChina.
Technical development: raylab.