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Posted: 12/14/2013 10:13:31 AM EST
We pass under surveillance cameras every day, appearing on perhaps hundreds of minutes of film. We rarely notice them. London-based artist James Bridle would like to remind us.

Bridle has created a wearable device he calls the "surveillance spaulder.” Inspired by the original spaulder—a piece of medieval plate armor that protected "the wearer from unexpected and unseen blows from above”—the surveillance spaulder alerts the wearer to similarly unseen, if electronic, attacks. Whenever its sensor detects the the type of infrared lighting commonly used with surveillance cameras, it sends an electric signal to two "transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation” pads, which causes the wearer to twitch.

The surveillance spaulder provides a "a tap on the shoulder,” Bridle writes, "every time one comes under the gaze of power.”

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/12/the-new-armor-that-lets-you-sense-surveillance-cameras/282335/
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Well that's kind of cool. - TS
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:14:06 AM EST
this will allow me to be even creepier in public.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:17:03 AM EST
in before alex jones installs it in t-shirts
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:18:31 AM EST
So you can walk around involuntarily twitching? No thank you.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:20:08 AM EST
I'd like it better if it also located the camera and sent a blinding pulse of light to destroy the camera. Or maybe a small EMP.

Heck, a simple burst from a 7.62 Minigun would suffice.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:22:49 AM EST
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Originally Posted By arowneragain:
I'd like it better if it also located the camera and sent a blinding pulse of light to destroy the camera. Or maybe a small EMP.

Heck, a simple burst from a 7.62 Minigun would suffice.
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Little box on your shoulder housing a green laser... think Predator.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:25:11 AM EST
Orwell and Huxley were wrong. It was Gibson, Dick and Stephenson we should have heeded.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:25:21 AM EST
IR on cameras is not on in daytime. I would imagine a fair amount of false alarms from IR sources all around us.

Doubts about an immature tech.

Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:31:58 AM EST
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Originally Posted By arowneragain:
I'd like it better if it also located the camera and sent a blinding pulse of light to destroy the camera. Or maybe a small EMP.

Heck, a simple burst from a 7.62 Minigun would suffice.
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Better to use the devices on the camera operators. They're more expensive and replacements will quickly become impossible to find...
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 11:12:32 AM EST
Yes, because who wouldn't want a device that makes you involuntarily twitch as you pass one of the hundreds of surveillance cameras on your daily route?
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 11:14:28 AM EST
Needs an infrared strobe to "blind" the camera at night, or lowlight situations
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 12:38:10 PM EST
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Originally Posted By slowkota1:
Needs an infrared strobe to "blind" the camera at night, or lowlight situations
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Strobes won't work because you'll have frames when the light is off and you can easily be seen. But a few common IR LEDs mounted near your face will blind most cameras -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOH9XhsP3iI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaIIswjQ8OA
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 12:41:14 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Rule_of_Two:
So you can walk around involuntarily twitching? No thank you.
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Yeah, like you don't already.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 1:51:23 PM EST
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Originally Posted By RabidMonkeyPox:
this will allow me to be even creepier in public.
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I am not sure that is possible.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 2:44:18 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Peachy_Carnahan:




Yeah, like you don't already.
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Originally Posted By Peachy_Carnahan:
Originally Posted By Rule_of_Two:
So you can walk around involuntarily twitching? No thank you.




Yeah, like you don't already.


Originally Posted By Gelgoog:
Originally Posted By RabidMonkeyPox:
this will allow me to be even creepier in public.


I am not sure that is possible.


ZING!

Link Posted: 12/14/2013 2:49:54 PM EST
Stick those patches on your taint.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 2:58:45 PM EST
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Originally Posted By teeli:
in before alex jones installs it in t-shirts
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He most likely had a prototype installed in his ass already.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 3:00:33 PM EST
wake me up when I can evade thermal
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 3:09:30 PM EST
If it detected the IR, haven't you already been seen?
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 9:02:40 AM EST
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Originally Posted By RABIDFOX50:


He most likely had a prototype installed in his ass already.
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Originally Posted By RABIDFOX50:
Originally Posted By teeli:
in before alex jones installs it in t-shirts


He most likely had a prototype installed in his ass already.



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