The Transborder Immigrant Tool




Electronic Disturbance Theater 2.0
b.a.n.g. lab

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Office of Net Assessment, University of Michigan


The Transborder Immigrant Tool (TBT) by Electronic Disturbance Theater 2.0/b.a.n.g. lab is a last mile safety device designed to aid the disoriented of any nationality in a desert environment. The project’s interactive platform was developed and tested in southern California’s Anza-Borrego Desert State Park from 2009 to 2012. Its code is executable when and if one adds the coordinates of functional water caches to its poetic program. Its poetry, another executable code, comprises TBT’s desert survival series.


Electronic Disturbance Theater 2.0/b.a.n.g. lab: Micha Cárdenas, Amy Sara Carroll, Ricardo Dominguez, Elle Mehrmand, and Brett Stalbaum. Computer code: Walkingtools Laboratory (Brett Stalbaum and Jason Najarro) Statement: Amy Sara Carroll Poetry: Amy Sara Carroll Poetry translations: Francheska Alers-Rojas, Julieta Aranda, Elizabeth Barrios, Iván Char-López, Orquídea Morales, Omar Pimienta, and Mary Renda Book design: Parisa Ghaderi ONA series coordinators: John Cheney-Lippold and Tung-Hui Hu


desert survival, border politics, immigration politics, mobile art and resistance


Electronic Disturbance Theater 2.0/b.a.n.g. lab (2014). The transborder immigrant tool/La herramienta transfronteriza para inmigrantes. Ann Arbor, MI: Office of Net Assessment, University of Michigan.