Surveillance Chess (and more spectrum analyzers)

(thanks, you know who you are)

Artist goes around London, looking for wireless surveillance cameras and hijacking the signal with a specialized suitcase rig: it broadcasts a game of chess to the surveillance operator, who can phone in his or her moves via mobile.

Somewhat surprised they didn’t phrase it “How about a nice game of chess?”

See also http://www.hacking-the-city.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/fanzine_cctvwalk_essen-5-540×500.jpg http://www.hacking-the-city.org/artists-and-projects/mediengruppe-bitnik.html

This is the same group of artists who bugged the Zurich opera house —
with bugs using GSM transmitters to deliver live opera performances to the telephones of over 4000 people.

More porn for your RF equipment fetish: TMworld reviews a bunch of low-cost spectrum analyzers, though they sadly ignore the Aaronia units. http://www.tmworld.com/Home/PrintView?contentItemId=4412164

http://chess.bitnik.org/cctv_chess_stills.html

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