If You Have Nothing to Hide, You Have Nothing to Fear
Alan Brown, 2015
In July 2014 newspapers reported that German politicians were considering reverting to typewriters in order to counter hi-tech espionage. This piece plays with the idea of ‘secure’ technology. Attached to an ordinary looking vintage manual typewriter is a large megaphone speaker. On each press of a typewriter key the letter is audibly announced loudly via the loudspeaker. Any message is letter by letter broadcast for people in the immediate vicinity to hear. The title comes from a line commonly used in discussions around privacy.
Supported by New Media Scotland’s Alt-w Fund with investment from Creative Scotland.