NBEEP MARKET STAND
Explaining NBEEP6 at a market in Cameroon, Afrika.
"CALL-BOX" STYLE STAND
Distributing A4 papers with NBEEP6 instructions. using a typical "call-box" style. Ndobo village, near Douala.
Message exchange between two groups.
(See video above)
Showing the 'NBEEP franchise pack' contents: material to be given to call-boxes wishing to present the NBEEP communication method to their clients.
The NBEEP6 concept turns a set of 6 mobile phones into one clustered 'multi-morse-code' apparatus. By just making missed calls according to a defined scheme, messages can be transmitted, one character at a time.
A slow, but highly untracable and anonymous communication protocol, resistant to government attempts to take it down. Only a complete shutdown of the full mobile phone network would achieve that.
It was conceptualised and first introduced in Cameroon, Afrika, where a subtle but strong anti anonimity strategy was being deployed to secure government control on mobile communication with the 2011 re-elections of president Biya ahead. Hence the French language in the instructions below.
The NBEEP6 instructions were printed on A4 paper and spread to the public at local "call-box styled" market booths for free. An open source version of the protocol with DIY definable messages was distributed too.
The NBEEP6 communication method was developed by Sander Veenhof during an artist-in-residence stay at ArtBakery in Cameroon, Afrika, organised by HotelMariaKapel in Hoorn.