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Monday, April 03, 2006

What is Yellow Chair San Jose?



"When a local household in San Jose decides its share its wireless network with neighbours and other strangers, the house members do not know what to expect. Few curious passersby stop by to see what would happen next. There is a rumour that somewhere else, at the other end of town, another household with a yellow chair is doing the same thing. What was going on? The rumour mill worked overtime, as people wondered why anyone would want to sit on a yellow chair to access a wireless network. But for those who sat on the chair, they knew it was a unique experience and a lot of fun. They had been ‘invited’ to enter personal networks, share music and movies and shout across town about war and politics if they so wished. They felt like cyber voyeurs, entering unknown territories, grabbing and dropping files across the neighbourhood, across the city, over a cup of coffee."


Yellow Chair San Jose, a project by Anab Jain and Tom Jenkins, will go live in San Jose, August 2006, for the ISEA Interactive City Conference. More on this project coming soon!

5 Comments:

Blogger mauro said...

great idea!
mauro

8:55 am  
Blogger Kimo Crossman said...

look at FON as a way to control access to your Wifi

http://en.fon.com/

And look at http://www.hotspotshield.com/

to safely use wifi anywhere

11:27 am  
Blogger george2x0 said...

If you ever come to Albuquerque New Mexico I will be more than happy to be a part of this!

4:26 pm  
Blogger Yellow Chair San Jose said...

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9:04 pm  
Blogger Yellow Chair San Jose said...

Thanks everyone for the supportive comments. We will try and make it to New Mexico, George... hopefully...

Anab and Tom

9:06 pm  

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