Pamphleteer, aka "Little Brother," is a propaganda robot
which distributes subersive literature. Pamphleteer is designed
to bypass the social conditioning that inhibits activists' ability
to distribute propaganda by capitalizing on the aesthetics of cuteness.
The robot's form references a tradition of robot aesthetics developed
in science fiction and popular media.
Graffiti Writer is a tele-operated robot which employs
a custom built array of spray cans to write linear text messages
on the ground at a rate of 10 miles per hour. These messages are
similar in form to dot matrix printer output, and are not intended
to imitate human graffiti. Rather the Writer's aesthetics are purely
mechanical, prompting the viewer to wonder "what kind of machine
The StreetWriter project expands on the research gained from the
successful Robotic GraffitiWriter project. The system consists of
a custom built, computer controlled industrial spray painting unit
that is built into an extended body cargo van. The vehicle prints
text messages onto the pavement in a manner much like a dot-matrix
printer. The expanded width of StreetWriter allows for messages
and simple graphics that are legible from tall buildings and low
flying aircraft and is capable of rendering message that are several
hundreds of feet in length.
Inverse Surveillance intervenes in the process of surveillance and
attempts to undermine or reverse the authoritative power associated
with the technology.
iSee is a web-based application charting the locations of closed-circuit
television (CCTV) surveillance cameras in urban environments. With
iSee, users can find routes that avoid these cameras ("paths
of least surveillance") allowing them to walk around their
cities without fear of being "caught on tape" by unregulated security
TXTmob is a free
service that lets you quickly and easily broadcast txt messages
to friends, comrades, and total strangers. The format is similar
to an email b-board system. You can sign up to send and receive
up-to-the-minute messages from groups of people organized around
a range of different topics.