Environmental Devices

The installation is a surveillance system for ants. It is over-the-top version of a nature camera. It has microphones wired in ant’s nest, sensors monitoring the climate inside and outside of the nest, camera watching over the little society of the ants. The gathered data and sounds are made public through the speakers and screens.

The idea of total surveillance in our society is becoming more accepted as much as we use these tools for our own personal needs or entertainment. You press the button to become the agent of your own Personal Surveillance Agency.

⌘ Exhibitions

2014 / Ii Biennale of Northern Environmental and Sculpture Art / Ii, Finland

☺ Credits

Concept, design, programming: Timo Toots
Electronics: Tech-thing OÜ (Jaanus Kalde, Karl-Sander Häidma)
Metal work: Tõnu Narro
Additional help: Kaarel Narro, Matis Averin, Dr Dave Lawrence, Kossu, Jaska

⍟ Funding


❤ Thanks

Kultuurikauppila team, Jo Nurm

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