A method and design to solve the concerns regarding the accessibility and safety of the Internet of Things in the domestic environment has been developed through the creation of Auster. The Auster platform, the Data Obfuscation Kit and the Auster app were created as a reflection and reaction to the context of a possible surveillance society in an increasingly connected world, in which the user’s involvement is becoming progressively important.
All frequencies are types of movement and exist together, at the same time in the same place. However, the frequency of light is much higher and travels much quicker than sound. The frequency of sound is, on its turn, much higher than frequencies in nature, more specifically those of the trees. It’s All About Frequency brings these different frequencies and movements together in an interactive embodied audiovisual installation.
‘In the past, working hours were determined by the locking of the factory gates. Now, changes in technology mean that we take the factory home with us, allowing work to invade every waking hour. This phenomenon is what we call Hyperemployment. Leisure time is in decline, and even what we would call leisure activities are used for someone else’s profit.’
There are so many objects or processes going on in nature, without us being aware of it. Thinking computationally about these biological processes can improve the design of algorithms. Computer scientists have relied on biological systems for inspiration, especially when developing optimization methods. I have visualized a few of these algorithms and optimization methods; a genetic algorithm, a particle swarm optimization and the golden spiral / Koch snowflake.