Bureaucratics is a project mad by Jan Banning consisting of a book and a traveling exhibition. The subject are the state civil administrations from all over the world. Comparing culture, rituals and symbols from eight different countries Bolivia, China, France, India, Liberia, Russia, the United States, and Yemen. Enter bureaucracy here.
The 2.4Ghz Project hacks into wireless surveillance cameras and is available to the public. You can hack into any CCTV camera or even a wireless camera for parents to monitor their children. This device points out the vulnerability of such cameras. Because with the technology becoming available to everyone most people don’t realise their broadcasting signals as well.
“This project (on-going) has several layers. Initially, I have been walking around different towns in Europe to collect and record footage received with the device (see below for the collected movies).
The second part of the project (also on-going) consists of placing the device in the street to reveal the presence of the cameras and to make obvious the fact that anyone can receive those signals.
The third stage of the project consists of a series of workshops: 2.4GHz Workshop, where participants are invited to explore the CCTV wireless networks of their city by searching and recording 2.4GHz surveillance video signals. The recorded material is then compiled into a movie of the event.”
Korean artist Jaebum Joo likes 8BIT. A lot. He reduced the world’s most famous paintings to it’s bare essentials. 8BIT. I like the fact that of the gameboy card as a reference to the ongoing conversation of legitimizing games as art. Besides these images he likes to make paintings of them too. I like it.
The army of luck, or the Pursuit of Happiness, is made by Boris Petrovsky and is basically a dot matrix sign. The paws functions as pixels and if you text or tweet your message up to 40 characters the cats will display it clearly by shaking their paws. Brilliant if you ask me.
U Tagger enables you to record your graffiti with a tool you can build yourself for about $170. It records the graffiti you make outside and stores it on an SD card for you to process it digitally. Pretty neat. More here.
Hasan Elahi was traveling back to the US when he was interrogated by the FBI at detroit airport due to a error. They questioned him six months on and of and as he kept everything he did neatly in his PDA he could share every little detail of his whereabouts and what not. When finally cleared he decided to let them know what he was doing and when from that point on. To make sure no errors would happen again. The result is a website that categorizes everything he does and saves it online accessible to everyone. By giving away every information about him and keeping this raw content, you’ll know very little about him. Looking for a needle in a haystack. More here.