Know Thy Enemy: Julian Oliver's latest project "The Transparency Grenade"

Art Press Release from Australia. Published by Rebecca Gabrielle Cannon on Wednesday 08 February 2012.

Know Thy Enemy: Julian Oliver's latest project Know Thy Enemy: Julian Oliver's latest project Know Thy Enemy: Julian Oliver's latest project

Julian Oliver's latest artwork is a weapon built for the 21st Century's Information War. Presented in the form of a Soviet F1 Hand Grenade, and equipped with a tiny computer, microphone and powerful wireless antenna, the Transparency Grenade captures network traffic and audio at the site and securely and anonymously streams it to a dedicated server where it is mined for information.

Email fragments, HTML pages, images and voice extracted from this data are then presented on an online, public map, shown at the location of the detonation.

The Transparency Grenade was created in January 2012 by Julian Oliver for the Studio Weise7 exhibition at Labor 8, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, curated by Transmediale 2012 Director, Kristoffer Gansing.

Metalwork by Susanne Stauch.

http://transparencygrenade.com/

The Transparency Grenade on Artabase