StoryBox @BrockUniversity

By | October 22, 2011

I’m pleased as punch that I got another chance to find out What is Inside the StoryBox?


Call it an artistic provocation, call it an “expression of the copyleft impulse, great example of an ephemeral phenomenon” or just PirateBox, as its creator does.

David Darts describes it:

“Pirate Box is a self-contained mobile communication and file sharing device. Inspired by pirate radio and the free culture movement, PirateBox utilizes Free, Libre and Open Source software (FLOSS) to create mobile wireless file sharing networks where users can anonymously chat and share images, video, audio, documents, and other digital content”

We also took the opportunity to create an invitation:

cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by cogdogblog

And to leave it out in a few public places:

cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by cogdogblog

Alan Levine gave a great workshop to a small group of Brock University faculty which seemed to inspire and spark many great new ideas.

My favourite part was when my associate director said that she expected a Princess Leia to pop out of the StoryBox at any moment. She is not an avid blog reader and totally did not realize how funny that statement was, since I had just interrupted @cogdog’s mission to the centre of the Internet in a strikingly similar fashion:

I am working on more StoryBox remixes and plan on uploading them asap.

This only leaves one question: WHERE ARE YOUR STORYBOX CONTRIBUTIONS?!

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