Monday, February 04, 2013
Internet Connected Art and "Delivery for Mr. Assange"
Last Tuesday I attended a really cool IoT meetup on the topic of "Internet-connected Art". The presentations were great, and a number of truly awesome projects were discussed. There's a list of the projects that were mentioned or talked about in the 2nd part of the evening here in this PDF, for anyone interested in any IoT related topics, I recommend having a look at these projects.
One of the project that somehow [I have no idea how] I had never heard about, and really caught my attention, is called "Delivery for Mr. Assange". It's an art project by the Swiss group called Bitnik. They sent a parcel to Mr. Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. The parcel contained a camera and a whole load of batteries, so the parcel transmitted images of the whole delivery route, as well as the destination and Mr. Assange himself. Pretty brilliant, you can read all about it here.