February 20, 2012

Transparency Grenade

"The device is essentially a small computer with a powerful wireless antenna and a microphone. Following detonation, the grenade intercepts local network traffic and captures audio data, then makes the information immediately available online. . . . The grenade form factor may be a great vehicle for artistic expression, but its conspicuous nature makes it slightly impractical – and could see you propelled face first into the pavement by a member of law enforcement. That's why the development of an application for rooted Android devices is already under way. Constantly running in the background on a smartphone, the transparency grenade app is going to provide some of the original device's functionality."

Designed by Julian Oliver, with metal parts crafted by Susanne Stauch. The development process is funded by donations. See transparencygrenade for more info, including how to donate.

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