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SURVEILLANCE COMPOSITION

Speculative Design | Interaction Design

Date : July 2017

Surveillance has evolved from early ancient spy practices to data-driven surveillance in contemporary society. Thriving social network and emerging technologies fueled the invasion of surveillance into different landscapes. A growing concern for the ubiquitous surveillance practices, from CCTV in public space, to sensor tracking application in our own pockets, is creating the neurotic tension between the obsever and the observed. Rather than criticizing the current system, I endeavored to explore how we can approach this landscape without obtrusive yelling for rights but through the medium of art

Surveillance Composition is an integrated installation with customised sensor surveillance system and an ambient display. The sensor surveillance system is used to create a surveilled environment and to collect ambiance data for data visualisation. The ambient display is designed to display the surveillance data visualisation in an unobtrusive way. It intends to fit into the background and offers a window of awareness. This design presents an experimental approach of using the ambient display as the medium to ease the tension between the observer and the observed. Meanwhile, assist individual’s perception about surveillance in contemporary society.

在周围环境布满无电子监视的时代,S·序曲探讨个体应该拥有对所处环境以及个人数据的合理知情权,即,对当代监视的合理认知。现代社会,摄像头随处可见,除了此类闪着微弱红光的电子眼凝视之外,另一种悄无声息的个人数据的采集在疯狂进行着。新型微传感器的兴起,使得自我记录追踪self-tracking变成新的潮流。手机,运动手表等便携设备、可穿戴设备变成强大的个人数据采集器。人们在享受self-qualify带来的心理满足与生理保障的同时,放下了警惕心,任由个人数据流向未知。

当现代监视变成一种日常,如何利用艺术作为灵感,为这道社会命题增添新的思考方向?不同于对个人权益的喧嚣争议,S·序曲旨在对监视本身进行艺术加工,并曝露于公众。监视内容变得生动有趣,而不再尖锐。这个过程中,每个人都在被监视,但又能成为监视者。在这微妙的角色转换中,引发人们对监视的思考与个人意识的提高。S·序曲由两个部分组成:配备各类微感应器环境监视系统,用于模拟现代微型电子科技下的无声电子监视;以及播放监视数据可视化的ambient display,用于将监视数据以艺术创作的形式呈现给用户,实现温和地提高用户对周围环境中的监视的意识。