I was interested in developing my X-STUDIO project during this course.
However, with time it developed into something else called What's In Your Bag?.
It investigates the cultural segregation in Stockholm.
I want to design bags that communicate with each other. The bags are friends. There are 100 different bags, each one representing a tube station from Stockholm's underground.
The 100 stations have been abbreviated to:
BGRMSSN BJRKHGN BLCKBRG BLST BNDHGN BRDNG BRGSHMR BRHMSBRG BRMMPLN DNDRDS SJKHS DNPLN DVB FRDHMSPLN FRNGN FRST FRST STRND FTTJA GBBNGEN GLBN GLLMRSPLN GML STN GRDT HGDLN HGRSTNSSN HGSTR HJLST HKRNGN HLLNBRGN HLLND HMMRBHJDN HRNSTLL HSB HSSLB STRND HSSLBGRD HTRGT HVDST JHNNELND KLL KNGSTRDGRDN KRLPLN KRRTRP KRSTNBRG KSHV KST LB LLJHLMN LVK MDBRGRPLTSN MDSMMRKRNS MLRHJDN MRB CNTRM MRTRGT MSM NCKRSN NGBPLN NRSBRG NSKDGRD NVRSTTT RCKST RDMNSGTN RGSVD RNKB RNSBRG RPSTN RSSN SCKNPLN SKGSKYRKGRDN SKNSTULL SKRHLMN SKRMRBRNK SKRPNCK SLN CNTRM SLNDSTRGT SLSSN SNDBBRGS CNTRM SNDSBRG SPDDN ST RKSPLN STDM STDSHGN STR STR MSSN STRB STRMLMSTRG SVDMYRA T CNTRLN THRLDSPLN TKNSK HGSKLN TLFNPLN TLLKRGN TNST VLLNGB VRB GRD VRBRG VRTN VSTR SKGN VSTRTRP XLSBRG ZNKNSDMM
The initial idea for distributing the bags was to randomly place them in people's mailboxes that is situated close to the tube stations. However, this might change. The bags are apart of a game that encourages people to interact with strangers and to travel to the different stations.
When the bags come in a close range of eachother they would talk to each other, through sound. They incoporate some type of rfid technology, which also make it possible to track the bags by using the SL ticket machines. (This must be negotiated with SL, Stockholms Transport System).