It’s no use thinking otherwise. No use wishing for a different outcome. If you live in a metropolis, it’s already a fact of life that CCTV cameras and the ubiquity of mobile computing means that people like you are observed everyday. Observed, tracked, and kept tabs on–be it from Facebook, Google, the government, the police, or private enterprises. A number of farsighted individuals call this the advent of the sentient city.
In a world where everything is seen, there are fewer and fewer options left for private individuals.
Unless, of course, they take matters in their own hands. Not by destroying CCTV camers (don’t do that, of course), but by employing some of the DIY art projects/tools that Sentient City promotes.
Among them is the CCD-Me-Not, a wonderful LED umbrella that casts a powerful glare, virtually blinding any lens that happens to catch it. Of course, the CCD-Me-Not has a bit of a subversive mindset to it, but it’s harmless unless you’re a camera.
Other than obscuring CCTV camera lens, the CCD-Me-Not is a decent umbrella perfect for a rainy day’s stroll under the watchful gaze of Big Brother.
Here’s a video: