Evan Light: Snowden Archive-in-a-Box


  • ©, Evan Light, Snowden Archive-in-a-Box

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    Snowden Archive-in-a-Box

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    Offline wireless network and web server

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    The Snowden Archive-in-a-Box (SAIB) is an offline wireless network and web server providing access to a replica of the Snowden Digital Surveillance Archive. Anybody in the vicinity can access the archive by connecting their wireless device to the Snowden Archive WiFi network and browsing to a website. Open the briefcase up and one finds a wood panel with a LCD inset, playing back the IP traffic of the archive’s current users. Thus, while an audience can access the Snowden documents and learn about mass surveillance from primary materials, they are also shown what data surveillance ‘looks like’.


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