Delocator.net (2005)

by xtine

Delocator.net is an online database project that creates a comparison between the amounts of local independently owned cafés 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 café goers and owners to promote their stores 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. Delocator.net was launched with the intention of becoming a web-meme, sprouting many future de-located corporate stores. This project began as a collaboration between xtine and programmer Vasna Sdoeung, with a ...

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Delocator.net is an online database project that creates a comparison between the amounts of local independently owned cafés 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 café goers and owners to promote their stores 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. Delocator.net was launched with the intention of becoming a web-meme, sprouting many future de-located corporate stores. This project began as a collaboration between xtine and programmer Vasna Sdoeung, with a gallery exhibit at SFAI conceived by the collective Finishing School (during which time, xtine was an active member of the collective). In 2006 xtine re-launched the site with the assistance of web programmer Kyle Cummings. In 2009 the site saw a major revision under xtine's direction with programmer Jim Bursch.

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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. Delocator.net was 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.

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