Sarcastic Surveillance

Our fascination with tracking others for security is met with mixed emotion

Implications - Surveillance has long been used in both the public and private sector, and now individuals are fighting back using satire and humor. Unusual documentaries, ad campaigns and products subversively cause individuals to compare their own definitions of privacy against that of the city or state at large.
SCORE 3.5
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420,442 Total Clicks
Jan 09 - Mar 09
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Featured Examples
Voyeuristic Dwellings - The Glass Pyramid House by Yukihide Mizuno
SCORE 5
Warm 8,963 Clicks Pub: Jan 17, 09
Voyeuristic Dwellings
The Glass Pyramid House by Yukihide Mizuno
The brainchild of Japanese architect Yukihide Mizuno, this impressive pyramid-inspired house features a roof that is entirely covered in glass. The walls of the house were constructed from concrete,… [More]
Voyeurvertising - Kia Soul Ad Campaign Gives Mobsters a Sneak Peek Inside
SCORE 3.4
Mild 6,745 Clicks Pub: Jan 24, 09
Voyeurvertising
Kia Soul Ad Campaign Gives Mobsters a Sneak Peek Inside
Kia has just released a new ad campaign for the Kia Soul that is quite unconventional, and at times disturbing and downright scary. It’s quite a different tactic to take to sell a car, especially with… [More]
Surveillance Video Souvenirs - Alton Towers 'YourDay' Program Sells You DVD of Personalized CCTV Foo
SCORE 3.3
Mild 5,370 Clicks Pub: Mar 2, 09
Surveillance Video Souvenirs
Alton Towers 'YourDay' Program Sells You DVD of Personalized CCTV Foo
The Alton Towers theme park in the UK has implemented an unusual souvenir to its arsenal--personalized footage of you during your visit. With the 'YourDay' program, you take a free RFID wristband and enjoy… [More]
Surveillance-Themed Toilet Decals - This Sticker is Watching You Poop
SCORE 3
Mild 21,413 Clicks Pub: Jan 18, 09
Surveillance-Themed Toilet Decals
This Sticker is Watching You Poop
I love these humorous CCTV stickers--another great Etsy discovery. I think they would be great in the corner of a bedroom... Etsy user Post is comprised of the design team Gabby and Tal from Tel Aviv.… [More]
Eye-Mounted Videocameras - One-Eyed Filmmaker Robert Spence Starts 'Eyeborg Project'
SCORE 3.4
Mild 4,366 Clicks Pub: Mar 6, 09
Eye-Mounted Videocameras
One-Eyed Filmmaker Robert Spence Starts 'Eyeborg Project'
A Canadian filmmaker, Robert Spence, only has one eye. He lost the other one in an accident when he was a teenager. He is only 36 years old, and has been developing his creative talents in the film industry… [More]
YouTube For Hoax Debunking - Is Big Brother Watching? Hidden Camera In Digital TV Converter
SCORE 3.1
Mild 2,766 Clicks Pub: Feb 26, 09
YouTube For Hoax Debunking
Is Big Brother Watching? Hidden Camera In Digital TV Converter
28-year-old software engineer, Adam Chronister, recently posted a video on YouTube that shows him disassembling his government-subsidized, Magnavox digital TV converter. Apparently there is a conspiracy… [More]
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