This is just an initial thought – I’ll put it out there to see if anyone is interested in collaborating & developing it further.
My thought was to try to disrupt the social media gagging order placed on Ai by using his words (found recordings of interviews etc) and tactically placing them (using social media tools) inside locations that are representative of the regime and where any form of visual or physical protest wouldn’t be tolerated.
There are numerous locative sound apps – such as Audioboo – that allow sounds to be tagged to a specific place so my idea was to use one of these platform to ‘smuggle’ these recordings into places (e.g. The Chinese Embassy or Tianenmen Square) that could then be accessed by smartphone users to perform small acts of protest (i.e. listening to his words in that space).