Choke Point Project 2011
As a whole the Chokepoint Project, and the Open Intelligence Weathermap as its primary interface, intended to function as a live monitor, and historical record, of interference with civil and human rights, primarily where this interference takes place by means of networked technologies.
This project was meant for people curious about transparency and control of the networking technologies, their use and abuse by nation states and corporations leading towards new toolsets being produced to distribute connectivity beyond traditional powers. Telephony and the Internet have had a huge impact on society, both positive and negative. Following the uprisings in the Middle East in 2011, where the Internet was “turned off”, aimed to provide a close-to real-time map of leverage points expressed through the power medium of data visualization.
In the course of the Ars Electronica Gala 2011, September, 2nd, the Goldenen Nicas were handed over to the winners of the Prix Ars Electronica übberreicht. “The next idea- voestalpine Art and Technology Grant” went to Choke Point Projekt of the P2P Foundation.
Research & Concept:
P2P Foundation. James Burke und Chris Pinchen
Being a year-long sponsoring partner, voestalpine has helped to make the Prix Ars Electronica possible via a funding [the next idea] voestalpine Art and Technology Grant helped to develop new ideas.