delocator.net (2005)

delocator.net is an online database project that creates a comparison between the amounts of local independently owned cafes and Starbucks retail stores within a specific zip code. By comparison of numeric quantity and site-specific detail, the user will see evidence of unchecked aggression and power that corporate businesses have in our communities. The site is also a free online space for independent cafe goers and owners to promote their cafes by uploading local cafe information to the delocator.net database. The creation of other delocated database-driven web sites is encouraged. On the delocator web site, users are able to download the code necessary to establish a new database, prompting more sites and databases that may focus on other specific retail stores (fast-food, hardware, clothing, etc.). delocator.net will be launched with the intention of becoming a web-meme, sprouting many future de-located corporate stores. This project is a collaboration between the collective Finishing ...

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delocator.net is an online database project that creates a comparison between the amounts of local independently owned cafes and Starbucks retail stores within a specific zip code. By comparison of numeric quantity and site-specific detail, the user will see evidence of unchecked aggression and power that corporate businesses have in our communities. The site is also a free online space for independent cafe goers and owners to promote their cafes by uploading local cafe information to the delocator.net database. The creation of other delocated database-driven web sites is encouraged. On the delocator web site, users are able to download the code necessary to establish a new database, prompting more sites and databases that may focus on other specific retail stores (fast-food, hardware, clothing, etc.). delocator.net will be launched with the intention of becoming a web-meme, sprouting many future de-located corporate stores. This project is a collaboration between the collective Finishing School and programmer Vasna Sdoeung.

Finishing School (finishing-school.net) is a collective identity that enlists tactical media to investigate the many intersections between educational models, critical theory, and covert and common everyday activities. All FS projects attempt to demystify cultural production and redefine viewers as active participants engaged in a learning process. When applicable, FS invites operatives representing a variety of disciplines to participate in projects. Vasna Sdoeung (tranzicmedia.com) is a web programmer living and working on the world wide web.

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