Democratizing Video Surveillance, through your screen saver

Art Press Release from Australia. Published by Rebecca Gabrielle Cannon on Thursday 08 July 2010.

SurveillanceSaver is a cross-platform, free Screen Saver application that allows you to scroll through over 1,000 random surveillance cameras from around the world.

It’s kind of like ChatRoulette, except you’re watching people who don’t know you’re watching them.

Self-described as a “haunting live soap opera”, SurveillanceSaver fuels our voyeuristic natures while also democratizing the growing surveillance in our society.

SurveillanceSaver is the brainchild of Michael Zoellner. The project was an outcome of his dissertation on Reality Filtering Systems.