Marei Wollersberger
2005/7

Design for an Alert State
Biosafety / Child Crime Force / Post Mortem Ltd.

Looking at how technologies adapted by governments are shaping a culture of fear.
Incresed medial awareness of criminal and terroristic activity, CCTV and bomb warnings put us in a constant State of Alert.
How might emerging and future technologies be used as political instruments, and how would this influence our everyday life?

Could a Civil Crime Force restore public safety?
Should we use our children to spy on potential criminals?
Will our criminal potential be decided upon our DNA?


Biosafe Apparatus

Exploring how existing systems can be used as an auxiliary instinct.
Could we protect our environment with organisms with a "sixth sense" to warn us of harmful substances?

The Biosafe Apparatus is a domestic plumbing installation populated by fish to monitor the water quality for the case of a bioterroristic attack.
The fish flex their gills in a certain frequency. This behavior is being detected and interpreted.
When irregularities appear, probes can be taken.





OTHER PROJECTS
Futile Fulfillment
Post-reproductional Sex



Skin infected by Smallpox
Skin infected by Smallpox
Biosafe Apparatus
Biosafe Apparatus
Biosafe Domestic Plumbing Installation
Biosafe Domestic Plumbing Installation
Behavior Monitoring Chart
Behavior Monitoring Chart