Miscalibrated Internet Receptor Stalks
Miscalibrated Internet Receptor Stalks
Illustration for article titled Puking Monkey Designs Your Personal Spy Cam Detector

Artist James Bridle is truly shocked by the Big Brother surveillance, so he created a shocking art project. You expect modern art to shock anyways, and this one does: it shocks your shoulder to alert you whenever spy cameras record your every move. I'd choose a mild vibration instead of a shock that makes you twitch, but this is art, not some totally unobtrusive spy gadget. Bridle named his wearable art a Surveillance Spaulder, after the medieval armor metal shoulder spaulder. It has an infrared sensor made by a guy named Puking Monkey and it delivers mild shocks when it sense the infrared of wall-mounted cameras.

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The device is still at the stage of an art project and not yet commercially available:

The spaulder is not currently a functioning device, due to component shortages and electrical ineptness, hence the over-acting in the above video.

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[The Atlantic][James Bridle]

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