Camera’s and other technological products make for a better and safer living environment than ever before. Mega databanks and high-resolution cameras in the streets stock hundreds of exabytes a year. But who has access to this data? It is possible that it could have commercial use, hence not only retail companies but also the advertisement industry could be very interested in this data in the coming future. They would hope to gain these personal data and information as much as they can.
In the future, the advertisement could call your name when you walk along the streets. The companies would know your personal interests and may set different retail strategies for you. It could be convenient for customers, but personal thoughts and opinions should be kept private. We as designers provide products that protects you from this privacy violation.
These products protect your emotions, opinions, data, and thoughts.
Anonymous scarf – By giving an overload of information, the software gets confused, rendering you invisible.
Drone canon – This low-tech anti-drone canon is designed to be built from parts you can buy at any DIY-store. Download the instructions and protect yourself from privacy-intruding drones.
Faraday backpack – This backpack offers you a digital vault which disconnects all your devices you take from the surrounding networks.
Privacy mask – by wearing a mask, which is optically formed by the light that went through the lens, facial recognition will be more difficult. In this way, your privacy will be protected.
dazzle coat – by projecting a high contrast pattern, the coat works as a modern invisibility cloak.
Wearable face projector – A small beamer projects a different appearance on your face, giving you a completely new appearance.
Milan Design Week, Ventura Lambrate, 04/04/2017 – 09/04/2017
Utrecht, Academie, 21/04/2017 -13/05/2017
Dutch Design Week, Call For Cyborgs, Melkfabriek, 20/10/2018 -28/10/2018
Publications : https://www.bright.nl/nieuws/anoniem-over-straat-met-draagbare-privacytools // HKU.nl // dutchdesign.blog // de vierklank //