“The Crystal Line” is the latest work by critical engineer and media artist Julian Oliver. Re-creating an authentic (often improvised) crystal radio design that was used widely during WWI, the device broadcasts a transmission of military news and ‘future of warfare’ chatter culled from various defence blogs that is translated from text to speech.
When Julian Oliver, Arturo Castro and James George finally get to work on Google’s most wanted/feared device. We are watching you and hope you will come soon with a project that will set the tone and give relevant food for the critical engineers we all should be.
Remote Install is an installation by Julian Oliver that remotely installs itself over the network and presents its own installation process as an artefact in itself.
Provocations within The Critical Engineering Manifesto (2011) state that reliance on specific technologies are “both a challenge and a threat” and that “the exploit is the most desirable form of exposure”. Julian Oliver is one of the authors of this manifesto and on reviewing his body of work, one can see that the mandate is […]
Föhnseher by Julian Oliver (2011) rises from the scrap heap of analog TV. Unlike other televisions, Föhnseher captures and displays images downloaded by people on surrounding local wireless networks. Other people’s phones, laptops and tablet computers all become broadcast stations for this device.