'Privacy Collider’ by Zhipeng Liang is an audiovisual communication apparatus. The system is determind by trackingdata and algorithms and, with the help of a special thermo-camera, detects people and connects them auditorily through directional microphones. Zhipeng Liang is a media artists specialised in sound, creative coding and DIY electronics. Within the light cones of ‘Privacy Collider’, he constructs a parallel room, which is shared with the people in the remaining light cones. Without seeing or even knowing the other person, one starts eavesdropping, listening, and occasionally engages in a dialogue. ‘Privacy Collider’ is a virtual encounter with previously unknown people, that sheds a new light on the concept of privacy.
This project was developed during the Public Art Lab Prototyping Lab 2015 - supported by the RWE Foundation and presented during the CITY VISIONS JENA Festival 2015 in the framework of the EU funded Connecting Cities Network - initiated, curated and produced by Public Art Lab.