DNA Spoofing

How to be DNA-Ambiguous

DNA Spoofing

How to be DNA-Ambiguous

Anticipating the future of DIY DNA Counter-Surveillance

Anticipating the future of DIY DNA Counter-Surveillance

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Art Hack Day 2013 Project to undermine DNA profiling.

In collaboration with @auremoser, @hdeweyh, and @irl

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Project Summary

Anticipating the future of DIY DNA Counter-Surveillance

In this project, we anticipate the possibility of genetic surveillance in the post-apocalyptic present. As humans, we are constantly shedding genetic material in public space. It is becoming increasingly common to use those traces for surveillance and reconstruction. As IP spoofing makes anonymous internet browsing possible, DNA spoofing extends that potential by scrambling genetic material, enabling anonymous physical trajectories in tandem with digital. In this spirit, our work offers some DIY techniques for counteracting genetic surveillance.

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Credits

Special thanks to ArtHackDay and 319Scholes

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Images

  • @adamhrv