NAME: ”I Spy”
AUTHOR: London-based artist Neil Mendoza, a graduate from Oxford in Maths and Computer Science.
DESCRIPTION: A mobile made of Android tablets follows your every move. Wherever you go, the face divided between the four screens is watching you. Two Kinect cameras, seven servomotors and two counter-balances were used to complete the installation. A custom-made OpenFrameworks software determines the rotation of the servos so the tablets are always in front of the viewer.
AMUSEMENT RATE: Our electronical devices have taken such a huge part of our lives that we tend to blindly trust them. We use online services for free every day without ever thinking of the consequences of the huge exchange of data constantly happening. I Spy is a physical representation of our online vulnerability, whatever we do we are being spied on. The installation is particularly relevant after the whole Instagram controversy. Next time you join a website or social network, think of I Spy and read the TOS first.