Created by Francesco Tacchini at the RCA (Information Experience Design), SPOOK-I is a hypothetical but operative US National Security Agency inspired machine. It mimics two surveillance techniques available to the NSA Tailored Access Operations unit, in order to expose the technology employed by state surveillance for the 'weaponization of everyday'.
Often presented and accepted as magical, electronic tools and services hold unequal power over us, who cannot picture nor act within the technopolitical landscape in an informed manner. Furthermore, by weaponizing everyday devices such as phones, the NSA and other State agencies further deteriorate our already unequal relationship to these objects.
Created by Oliver Smith and Francesco Tacchini, The Network Ensemble is a tool to sonically uncover and amplify the invisible territory of the networks that sit between our offline and online experiences.