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Irina Nicolau, ethnologist and writer, co-organizer, together with Horia Bernea, of the Romanian Peasant Museum, coordinator of 6 volumes of oral memory, author of 8 books of alternative ethnology, creator of object-books, clothes and jewels; she loved kitsch objects, she loved her friends and she loved to play.

One day, it must have been nineteeneightysomething, I received a letter from Irina. She had managed to travel to Athens, to visit her aunt. I must also tell that she had first received an official negative answer from the Passport Department and she had been forced to request an audience at the Militia, hoping she would change their mind. She prepared thoroughly, she combed her hair back, tied it with a white ribbon and gathered it at the back of her neck, she wore a blue shirt with a white little collar, a straight dress, no make-up, she removed her famous rings and she took care that she looks stupid and poor. I don’t remember what she told the officer or whoever, but she finally obtained the passport. And thus I return to the letter I received from Athens! An elegant envelope, smelling of occidental glue, that I opened respectfully with the coupe-papier, only to find a piece of toilet paper inside, written upon with brown ink: THIS IS EXACTLY HOW I FEEL HERE. RIRI

Much later, in 2000, we made an album on Sibiel icons together with a younger friend. Thanks to Irina’s design, the book turned out to be a beautiful object. However, because of the bad binding, the colorful pages would fly away at the first skimming through the volume. Every time she gave the book as a present, Irina would write in the dedication: TO BE READ PREFERABLY CLOSED. RIRI

What is there to learn from these two stories? Well, first of all, that Irina Nicolau felt she was RIRI; secondly, that she had the gift of writing the essential, in simple words, short and very telling; thirdly, that she liked to work with her friends. And, in general, that she knew how to transform the unpleasant and the mistake in funny and memorable accidents.

Unfortunately, most of her books appeared in minuscule number of copies and where thus read mainly by her friends (Irina gave away as gifts everything she received as author’s rights and then bought some more so she could continue to make presents) and borrowed by her friends’ friends. The generous friendship, floating around her like mist led to a phenomenon manifest only after she left us: a sui generis community was formed of very different people who feel close to each other only by virtue of the feelings she had unveiled in them; some had just discovered her, other had known her for a long time and grew apart for whatever reasons; some, very young, were professionally formed by her, others adopted her (or were adopted?) as close relative.

Ioana Popescu

S-a lansat aplicația APEL 112

Telefonul va transmite automat serviciului de urgenţă coordonatele GPS ale apelantului.

Serviciul de Telecomunicații Speciale a lansat în luna februarie aplicaţia APEL 112, care transmite coordonatele GPS la iniţierea apelului de urgenţă.

Dacă instalați aplicația APEL 112, pe baza informaţiilor de localizare, intervenţia Serviciului de Ambulanţă, Poliţie, ISU-SMURD, Jandarmi, Salvamont este mai rapidă şi mai eficientă, crescând astfel şansele de salvare.
Aplicaţia este gratuită, poate fi descărcată pe telefoane din magazinele de aplicaţii Google Play şi AppStore şi nu necesită înrolarea utilizatorului într-un sistem informatic al SNUAU.

Aplicaţia permite transmiterea localizării apelanţilor 112 atunci când apelul de urgenţă este generat dintr-o reţea naţională de telefonie mobilă.

Utilizarea aplicaţiei presupune activarea şi existenţa serviciilor de date (acces Internet) şi a serviciului de localizare (GPS) ale telefonului mobil. În lipsa serviciului de date, poziţia apelantului va putea fi totuşi comunicată operatorului 112 în timpul conversaţiei telefonice, pentru că aplicaţia permite afişarea coordonatelor GPS.

Pentru a putea folosi aplicaţia într-un caz de urgenţă, utilizatorul trebuie să introducă în aplicaţie numărul sau numerele de telefon, în cazul în care în telefonul mobil sunt două cartele SIM cu servicii de date active. Folosirea aplicaţiei nu necesită înregistrarea în sistemul informatic al 112 a apelantului sau a numărului/ numerelor de telefon pe care acesta îl/ le deţine.

La prima accesare a aplicaţiei, utilizatorul trebuie să accepte Termenii şi Condiţiile. Apoi, dacă informaţia de localizare este disponibilă, pe ecranul telefonului sunt afişate latitudinea şi longitudinea corespunzătoare poziţiei.

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