Christopher Wei

20 Jan 2016

Looking Outwards 3: @FFD8FFDB

@FFD8FFDB is a twitter bot that finds unprotected camera feeds around the world and posts snapshots of them as a “lesson on privacy”. Interestingly enough, the author of said twitter bot Derek Arnold, hand picks which feeds to show and which to hide which is pretty thoughtful given that a lot of these feeds are private feeds. You’ll see that none of @FFD8FFDB’s tweets contain any personal details that could be used to identify a person. On top of the eerie sense of intrusion, this twitter bot overlays a creepy vaporwave-esque filter which plays well on the low quality images. Much aesthetic.