2.4GHz — FROM SURVEILLANCE TO BROADCAST

BENJAMIN GAULON (FR)

WORKSHOP

WED 27.06.12, 10:00 - 16:00

EXHIBIT

THU 28.06.12 - SAT 08.09.12

The 2.4GHz project, originally developed in 2008, uses a 
wireless video receiver to hack into wireless surveillance cameras. 
This device, now available to consumers as a popular product 
used for wireless surveillance cameras, can also be used by 
parents to monitor their children. Such systems are becoming 
more popular as they get cheaper, but what most users of these 
devices don’t realise is that they are broadcasting the signal.
For HACK THE CITY, Benjamin Gaulon will place some of these devices 
around the city and run a 2.4GHz workshop, where participants are 
invited to explore the CCTV wireless networks of their city by searching 
and recording 2.4GHz surveillance video signals. The recorded material 
will be compiled into a movie, which will be left as a trace in the gallery.
BIO: Benjamin Gaulon is an artist, researcher, consultant and lecturer. 
His research focuses on planned obsolescence, consumerism and 
disposable society through the exploration of détournement, hacking and 
recycling. His projects include software, installations, pieces of hardware, 
web based projects and interactive works and are always (when possible) 
open source. He is currently leading Data 2.0 (Dublin Art and Technology 
Association), and co-founded the Irish Museum of Contemporary 
Art in 2007. Gaulon is a member of the Graffiti Research Lab France 
and lectures at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin.

The 2.4GHz project, originally developed in 2008, uses a wireless video receiver to hack into wireless surveillance cameras. This device, now available to consumers as a popular product used for wireless surveillance cameras, can also be used by parents to monitor their children. Such systems are becoming more popular as they get cheaper, but what most users of these devices don’t realise is that they are broadcasting the signal.

For HACK THE CITY, Benjamin Gaulon will place some of these devices around the city and run a 2.4GHz workshop, where participants are invited to explore the CCTV wireless networks of their city by searching and recording 2.4GHz surveillance video signals. The recorded material will be compiled into a movie, which will be left as a trace in the gallery.

BIO: Benjamin Gaulon is an artist, researcher, consultant and lecturer. His research focuses on planned obsolescence, consumerism and disposable society through the exploration of détournement, hacking and recycling. His projects include software, installations, pieces of hardware, web based projects and interactive works and are always (when possible) open source. He is currently leading Data 2.0 (Dublin Art and Technology Association), and co-founded the Irish Museum of Contemporary Art in 2007. Gaulon is a member of the Graffiti Research Lab France and lectures at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin.

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2.4GHz — FROM SURVEILLANCE TO BROADCAST