On July 29, Great Works CPH is premiering a new DIY surveillance kit that enables everyone to spy on everyone with the help of a parabolic microphone. At their lab at Trailerpark I/O, you will learn how to build your own surveillance kit and experience the fun of real-time data collection.

It’s time to democratize surveillance. The Orwellian future is already here in the form of mass eavesdropping from governments and corporations – but why shouldn’t we all listen in? We are proud to welcome creative studio Great Works to Trailerpark I/O to help us explore this subject further in a DIY way.

The team at Great Works CPH consists of idea makers, story builders and future shapers, and are working at the intersection of strategy, creativity and technology. At this year’s edition of Trailerpark I/O, they are premiering a new DIY surveillance kit that enables everyone to spy on everyone with the help of a parabolic microphone.

The DIY surveillance kit is part of art project “I See U” that aims to raise awareness of the large-scale data collection and surveillance happening today, and trigger conversations around privacy and transparency. The kit comes with a parabolic microphone, Raspberry Pi single-board computer and touch screen, as well as a simple manual that helps the average citizen to assembly the kit and become a part-time spy.

At the lab you will learn how to build your own surveillance kit and experience the fun of real-time data collection, that until now, have been the privilege of governments and corporations.

The lab has room for 25 participants. Everyone is welcome to apply for a seat.

Note that you can only apply for one lab, as all labs at I/O take place between 10am and 12.30pm.

Trailerpark I/O – unfolding the world of art, design and technology

Trailerpark I/O, a one-day event in Copenhagen on July 29, amplifies curiosity, celebrates ideas and showcases what happens when creativity, radical ideas and technology meet. The event exhibits futuristic and visionary ideas, talks by thought-leaders and troublemakers from around the globe, and labs, where people can co-develop ideas with leading experts.

The labs at I/O are all about getting involved, playing around and creating value together. The idea is to gather people and startups around a specific challenge or theme and together with experts and great facilitators try to develop new solutions together. We believe in an arena where the exploratory approach trumps the fear of failing and where collaboration is more important than showing off.

Learn more at http://io.trailerparkfestival.com/.

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