The Transborder Immigrant Tool/La herramienta transfronteriza para immigrantes book by Electronic Disturbance Theater 2.0/b.a.n.g. lab is now available as an e-book and the hardback will be sent for free to libraries across the Americas. The book contains all the code of the Transborder Immigrant Tool and the 24 poems that make up “The Desert Survival Series.” (The book is in Spanish and English).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, included in this volume, is executable when and if one adds the coordinates of functional water caches to its poetic program. Its poetry, another executable code included here, comprises TBT’s desert survival series.
Computer code: Walkingtools Laboratory (Brett Stalbaum and Jason Najarro)
Statement: Amy Sara Carroll
Statement translation: Natasha Hakimi Zapata
Poetry: Amy Sara Carroll
Poetry translations: Francheska Alers-Rojas, Julieta Aranda, Elizabeth Barrios, Iván Chaar-López, Orquídea Morales, Omar Pimienta, and Mary Renda
Book design: Parisa Ghaderi
ONA series coordinators: John Cheney-Lippold and Tung-Hui Hu
Mil gracias to the members of the University of Michigan’s Rackham graduate student and faculty interdisciplinary workshop—the Border Collective—for their unflagging commitment to collaboration, to Paula Poole for her desert and design wisdoms, to Water Station and Border Angels for their humanitarian efforts, to John Cheney-Lippold, Parisa Ghaderi, and Wendy Sung for their critically creative coordination of this volume’s publication, and to Bonnie Applebeet, Larry La Fountain-Stokes, and Kristy Rawson for their Spanish and English proofreading.
Electronic Disturbance Theater 2.0/b.a.n.g. lab: Micha Cárdenas, Amy Sara Carroll, Ricardo Dominguez, Elle Mehrmand, and Brett Stalbaum