Hasan Elahi’s remarkable ongoing project “Tracking Transience” takes surveillance to extremes you never imagined possible. Faced with government harrassment, Hasan chose to resist with an amazing public digital art project in which anyone, at any time, can learn almost anything about his comings and goings.
I’m sure some people see Hasan’s work and, using everyone’s current favorite acronym, think it is “T.M.I.”
I think it is brilliant.
By the way, in the spirit of Hasan Elahi and Google Latitude and the whole era of excruciatingly transparent transparency, here is where I am right this second. Whoopdedoo!
P.S. I really do like the concept of transparency. Unfortunately I am still uncomfortable with it as a way toactually live! So pretty soon I’ll share why I finally got too uncomfortable with Facebook and signed off.