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.
Rock Star Artist or nOOb fresh out of art school and your art is wack, losing its viral flav’ because people don’t want any IP popos chasing them down while remixin it? Ok.. cool. Let me help you.
FOR EXAMPLE: I’mma Let You Finish ok but here’s how it works– lets say you wantta make art that gets you mad cred, but not for big companies,. but say ShareAlike so everyone all over this small small world after all can be remixin’ it?
but yeah, we know what’s coming,
Possible Example Question from your lawyer:
Dear Fat Lab, What’s the Fine Print?
Because we know you bitches like to read, we got ALL of that up in here for you…
While Sjoerd (THX!!) was killing the pool we still could share files through the battery powered wifi Piratebox attached on his board!! No board sides please!!… ;)
This was one of a series of experiments we, David Darts and I, did during a 3 day Offline Filesharing Workshop at Baltanlabs Eindhoven, Netherlands last week. The box below was donated to the skatepart ‘Area 51‘. Go there and check it out! Had a great time!! Thx to Baltan, MU and David!! More docu to come…
Aram Bartholl 2012
The expressions published in this site are all in the public domain. You may enjoy, use, modify, snipe about and republish all F.A.T. media and technologies as you see fit.