MIT Media Lab is working on a laptop that would only cost a 100 dollars to produce, offering a way to provide millions of children worldwide with a new learning tool. Except for large data storage, the laptop will do basicly the same as a any other one. Available P2P technology will allow information sharing, while more research is being done to create a straight low cost internet connection. What's more, the Linux based computer will use innovative power, including wind-up.
To be expected by the end of 2006 or early 2007.
For the Garage festival 09 Free Soil have conducted a site specific research project investigating the environment of the Baltic Sea.
We created an alternative archive of political and historical events that have occurred in the Baltic Sea region, especially Stralsund and linked these with the sea’s responses. The impact of Industrialisation, population growth and political changes has resulted in climatic and environmental changes recorded in the sea. Nature retaliates by creating new forms, one of the most significant being the spread and growth of toxic Blue Green Algae or “phytoplankton”
Images: wooden sewerage pipe from Stralsund. &
Portrait of William Lindley the designer of the first sewerage system in Stralsund, algae on paper.