Panoptia Protocol

A video piece by John Nofs that uses footage taken from unsecured web cams and radio feeds.


Documentation of installation art projected onto and around the Tucson branch of the department of homeland security department.


Nowadays we often find ourselves being recorded nearly anywhere we go by devices that are becoming increasingly hard for us to detect. Because of their subtle injection into our space people will often pass by these devices without noticing them or not care about where the footage they record ends up. For this project I decided to make a security camera large enough so that the viewer was hyper aware that the camera was watching over them, in the hopes of making them more conscious of the recording devices that are around them and let the viewer come to their own conclusions about how they feel about these intrusions into their space.