Brief: Working in a small group (3-4 students) produce a project that:
a) Subverts an existing information medium, data set, or mode of surveillance (spreading false information – disinformation) or b) Offers an alternative method of communication or avoidance
Working in a group of three, we discussed two ideas to meet the second option of this assignment brief. The first was to display a message or performance visible only to satellite photography by creating structures or heat signatures on the ground that would be photographed by surveillance satellites. This had a precedent in the Nazca lines of Peru.
The Wheal Betsy engine house is located just off the A386 Okehampton to Tavistock road. It is easily missed from the road, which rises causeway-like, from the surrounding moors. Whilst the remains of these tin mine workings seem striking, but not uncommon for the area, a closer look will reveal the unusual curvature of the chimney, clearly visible in this image. Continue reading “Wheal Betsy engine house, Dartmoor”