Free Ride Data Acquisition Vehicle
* This is the old project-in-development page. Please visit the new Frida V. site
For any comments, questions or suggestions about Frida V. please contact me by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Exhbition featuring Frida V. NYC videos in the brand new POP Planet hairstudio and barbershop in Ljubljana:
Wed 19.12.2007, Trubarjeva 41 (across from falafels), be stylish there from 20h for opening with doubleplusgood dj support
In 2007 Frida was invited to come to Beijing and take part in the orgnets
project - see video by missumi
The new usb router based unit was used there an also presented at the OpenStreetMap?
conference in Manchester - hear sound
Besides some failing batteries and the damn overexposure on the camera it was all working pretty well. Luckily chinese people massively use electric bikes.
I am glad that I was not harrased or arrested for either gps logging or transporting my makeshift electronic device on these travels, as some people have recently been. I even got my "lost baggage" bike lock back. Lucky, i guess.
I also finally got my grubby hands on a small gps logger. Much smaller than Frida, but also much more boring. Might want to use one similar to that for Frida's GPS, as it computes the location really quickly after turning it on. Might be the battery and AGPS thing inside help?
In september it was used at the first Ljubljana OSM Mapping party. We are preparing for more mapping parties in Slovenia.
Thinking a lot about kites, model planes and aerial photography. Hoping for some time and resources to make something next year that can be used to contribute to OpenAerialMap?
Still coming soon to Belgrade and Novi Sad!
In 2006 Frida was part of the Computer Art Festival
in Maribor, Crash Test Dummy
in Ljubljana and München, and Device Art
in Zagreb and the Piksel
Frida V. was in San Francisco - visit RX Gallery
(physically) from Saturday December 16th!
The v2 (usb) design was tested in Norway and safely returned by mail.
In December 2005 we took on Manhattan (and some of the rest of NYC). Our base was at the Thing
space inside the beautiful and historic AT&T building in Tribeca, at 32 Avenue of the Americas (6th ave), cross Walker street
The project was also exhibited in 2005 at the Moderna Gallery in Ljubljana as part of the TERRITORIES, IDENTITIES, NETS
First appearance at DEAF04 in Rotterdam was a success, some photos and videos are linked from FridaMedia
. Next location was Ljubljana, where the project is still going on. If you wish to participate, please send an email.
What is Frida V?
Frida V. is a rugged and comfortable bicycle equipped for efficient exploration and mapping of public urban spaces. It carries a small computer, GPS positioning device, 802.11 wireless network transciever and a basic audiovisual recording unit. The consolidated software and hardware assembly enables automated mapping of stumbled wireless networks, easy creation of location-tagged media and opportunistic synchronization with a server resource on the internet. In other words, let the warriding and rideblogging begin!
A wider context of the Rotterdam show can be had from the proposal for DEAF 2004: The Cartographic Command Centre
Notice to innocent bystanders: i had to lock down this site because of spam. Updates about recent developments pending. Better luck with the next incarnation... Actually i decided to upgrade this twiki again soon and do it more succesfully this time! As it is now even I cannot use the web interface and am typing this in the terminal. Stay tuned...
This project started as a cooperation between Ljudmila - Ljubljana Digital Media Lab
and V2 Organisation
Supported by: Ministry of culture R. Slovenia, Rotterdam By Cycle, Xenya d.o.o., Bicycle center Bauer, the THING, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and National Endowment for the Arts.