Final project proposal for critical objects + veillance – a collaboration with Nick Gregg
Topic: surveillance capitalism // our oblivious acceptance to our data being shared and used for profit
Proposal: A router that raises awareness of the data we are unwillingly sharing, or the data that we are "leaking" – the router will "leak" liquid to represent the number of third-party requests generated by the webpages we visit.
Constraints: 1) people should not be expected to install software on their computer to be able to interact with the router; and 2) the implementation will not involve any invasion of privacy, or data-collection, beyond what is already accessible to normal home-use routers
Framework: We are continuing with the same framework we've been using – attribute: interactive ; device: metaphor ; mood: raising awareness