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CCD-Me-Not Umbrella: Big Brother Won’t be Watching You

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Ever get paranoid that Big Brother is watching you thanks to all those CCTV cameras and the big eye in the sky? Well, check out this umbrella which will ensure that your overlords won’t be able to keep watch on you anymore.

mark shepard sentient city led umbrella big brother ccd-me-not

The CCD-Me-Not is a modified umbrella created by Mark Shepard, studded with infrared LEDs, which are designed to confuse the object detection algorithms used in computer-aided surveillance systems.

mark shepard sentient city led umbrella big brother ccd-me-not

It’s definitely an interesting device to have if you are worried about Big Brother watching your every move.

mark shepard sentient city led umbrella big brother ccd-me-not

This project is an offshoot of Sentient City, which offers a number of different and unusual devices including, sensor-detecting clothing and setting up an ad-hoc wireless network with your thermos, among other things.

[CanadianArt via DVice]



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