Maya Irvine & Alison Tran
Interviews with participants in Occupy Wall Street revealed a pervasive dissatisfaction with the movements portrayal by the traditional news media.
Yet, plenty of near observers were present to provide an alternative perspective through their own documentation and comments.
At the same time, far observers commonly express confusion at the synthesis provided by the traditional news media, as well as a desire to know more.
Information and documentation, as a form of non-traditional news-media, is bountiful on the internet.
but there is a lack of organization, often resulting in biases in public opinion, and notable consequences
What would have transpired if the far observers across the country had been able to access the data created during Occupy Wall Street?
Achis is a tool, that provides access to all the electronic communication media in a given location.
CONCLUSIONS ACHIS IN USE NEWS
Achis is placed in a setting with a high amount of communication traffic from mobile devices.
ACHIS IN USE
Achis captures and stores all text, sound, and images created within an 100 foot radius.
ACHIS IN USE
Achisâ€™ information can later be accessed through a variety of hardware and software tools.
A large crowd has gathered outside a state capital building to express concern that the governor has failed to make education a top priority for state spending.
Several participants use Achis to document the crowds concern and the next day travel to other cities to re-create the event.
Using Achis with projectors and speakers, the participants acheive their goal of inspiring state-wide action.
#ronpaul for president!!!
Bachmann! Go Women! #feminism
The organizing team for an electoral campaign host a political rally for their candidate.
Achis is used to gain insight into how the crowd is reacting to the candidates speech.
The collected information is then used to inform their internet strategy for the next stage of the campaign.
War has broken out in a far away country and the traditional news media has yet to give the event significant coverage.
An activist with contacts in the region obtains Achis full of data recorded from the area in conflict.
The activist then uses Achis to send images of the violence over wifi to nearby mobile devices, forcing people to take note of the issue.
In a world where Achis exists, what is the current notion of privacy and ownership?
What other technologies would be built in order to counteract Achisâ€™s effects?
How would the use of Achis change as our use of electronic communication changes?
Published on Mar 30, 2012