Being tagged…archive on the move

October 27, 2008


‘Radio-frequency-identification (RFID) is an automatic identification method, relying on storing and remotely retrieving data using devices called RFID tags or transponders. The technology requires some extent of cooperation of an RFID reader and an RFID tag.An RFID tag is an object that can be applied to or incorporated into a product, animal, or person for the purpose of identification and tracking using radio waves. Some tags can be read from several meters away and beyond the line of sight of the reader.’ RFID-Wikipedia

‘there may never have been a time in history when the relation of a social object to the data sets that represent it have been so intimately linked as now. in other words thanks to the explosion of ‘tele-compunications’ the city today, actually is those data sets and is those networks of public equipment though which the data circulates…our rapidly disarticulating city is increasingly reconstituting itself in vitro as a dynamic archive, where the latter is understood as a massive depository of local and global knowledges that in the manner of any natural ecology, provide a maximally flexible, ‘satisficing’ (suffice+satisfy) infrastructure for life’ S.Kwinter in ‘Urbanist an archivist act’

(post still under construction)


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