Compromise Data is a surveillance art robot. In the wake of Canada’s new security bill, Bill C-51, Compromise Data explores our willingness to surrender information for the perception of security. The robot utilizes two time-lapse cameras, HD video camera, microphone, ultrasonic sensor, passive infrared sensors, and air particle sensors to collect data on visitors to the gallery. The visitors are followed by the time-lapse camera that is activated by infrared sensors mounted on all sides of the robot. The visitors are asked to submit their name and address into a slot located on the robot for a chance to receive a copy of the dossier of collected data. Upon submission, the ultrasonic sensor is triggered and the time of the submission is collected to be paired with the video footage. In the viewer’s attempt to gain information they give, perhaps more information than they are aware.
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