Behind the Net
Behind the net is a collaborative project with four other students. We focused on alternatives to well known internet services like Google. We came across Crypto anarchism. Crypto anarchists are people that are concerned about internet security, privacy and anonymity. We invited Peter Ludlow, a well known speaker about this subject to give a lecture on the Behind the net telesymposium. We designed a telepresence robot / installation for our speaker that would represent him in the event. The installation was based on the TOR Network where you have encrypted nodes which secure your message. So we built five screens. Each screen represented a node on this network, with one node as the original message. All other nodes displayed this message, but in an encrypted form. We visualized these encryptions by repositioning / altering the color of the pixels in the image. The alterations were based on different encryption algorithms.