Prism Break Barbie is a response and solution for girls who want to protect their data beyond just encryption. In less than 5 minutes, you can create a simple, discrete and TSA approved, non-threatening device to destroy hardware.
Prism Break Barbie is equipped with a 3-inch and .6 ounces concealed spring-loaded spike which can be activated by sitting the doll on any Smart phone, USB or hard drive or by a push/click of the hand. The spikes force when triggered will shatter the hardware.
1. Purchase Barbie or doll of your choice
2. Decide on a spike (I recommend a LifeHammer or ResQME)
3. Ductape or drill the the spike into place and you’re ready to engage.
General attempts to preserve privacy among activist and hackers often can feel inaccessible for those with do not have extensive computer literacy or a background in programming. Security, especially at the hardware level is often expensive, complex, and layered in additional standards which can make it feel unapproachable. In the wake of revelations about PRISM, many are left wondering what they can do immediately. Answers are often fogged by politics and complex code based solutions. Although fluency in programming is becoming an important requirement to survive in a read-only society it is also not an immediately attainable standard.
Privacy has become a luxury only for the initiated. More so, education around it is often distributed within networks of programmers. Programmers are more often than not majority male populations. In parallel terms, surveillance indirectly forms part of the larger system of exclusion towards minorities and women. Mainstream political debates on surveillance are fixated on personal liberties of highly literate users rather than quick approachable cheap solutions for many.
Prism Break Barbie is about starting a conversation and awareness around the palpable consequences of surveillance and presents a solution for security based on combative humor, speed projects and attainability. Although encryption is perhaps the most effective means of data protection, Prism Break Barbie hopes to serve as conversation and starting point.
GOLDiPhone is a completely functional iPhone 3-5 upgrade case using a 3d printer.
3d files are here.
BONUS: Prints in 4 pieces and so it works on any (crappy) 3d printer.
“I prefer white gold but I think the GOLDiPhone is tasteful because of how much more gold it is.” – Dylan Halliday
“Now I can update myself!” – Martha Stewart
“The most revolutionary thing to happen to Apple since Apple.” – Wired
Google gives you “free” services in exchange of your private data. The data collected is exploited in many ways, mostly for target you with advertising and in the most extreme situations can be turned over spy agencies from governments with way too much computing-power and the wrong dose of paranoia. All your data are belong to U.S.
Obviously, serious business “intelligence services” know that data can produce a lot of sociability; The Data Klubb – just like they do it (really)- is a party where you can exchange your pieces of data and personal information for a free beer. Just that.
The Data Klubb also teamed up with Science Friction, for the launch of “Anarchival: The end-to-end principle”, an interpretation by Bitbureau of some of the material from the Piratbyrån’s archive that follows the narrative of their previous book pwer.brocoli.kopimi.
F.A.T was invited last week to the ALT CPH in Fabrikken during the Copenhagen Art Week. Given that tele-text is the number one public information service in Scandinavia it only made sense to present the information about F.A.T and the works we exhibited in this way. Lucky me, my friend Raquel Meyers is a text-mode extraordinaire and i ask her for this amazing tele-text piece specially for F.A.T.
Release early, often and in text-mode!
Thanks everyone for comming to the debate on the current state of technology and power organized by Kunsten, and joining the Data Klubb party, were we hosted with Science Friction the release of the new Piratbyrån’s book “Anarchival: The end to end principle”. So stay tuned for books, data and free beer.
mycket <3 Raquel!
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