• Stop & Scan (2010)

Dunne, Anthony and Raby, Fiona, 2010, Art or design object, Stop & Scan (2010)

Abstract or Description:

Stop and Scan:In this scenario the mind becomes a new site of interest for the state, requiring new protocols of ownership, access, protection and transparency. Police carry out random stop and search scans near crime scenes. Using a special scanner, people are shown images that only the criminal could know about. The device is based on brain fingerprinting technology where a scanner detects a characteristic electrical brainwave response whenever a person responds to a known stimulus. If the person being scanned appears to recognise an image, a light glows and they are taken away for further processing.

It was shown as part of Between Reality and the Impossible, Saint-Étienne International Design Biennale, 2010

Photography: Jason Evans
Electronics: Nick Williamson

Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies > W240 Industrial/Product Design
Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies > W280 Interactive and Electronic Design
School or Centre: School of Design
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2011 21:25
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2018 14:24
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/726
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