I have been thinking a lot about the notion of privacy lately.
It seems like the major population of the U.S. has a privacy paranoia of and fueled by large companies, government agencies, and of course, media.
As a reaction to these fears, I decided to try and flip the notion of privacy on its head. For 20 minutes, I projected my live desktop onto the street in the Tenderloin outside of my apartment in San Francisco.
Everything. No holds barred.
And guess what? It mostly just made people uncomfortable (except for one guy who decided he wanted to dance through the projection). And those people weren't me.
A group of girls across the street watched without trying to be too obvious. I sent the above photo to one of my friends and he immediately replied that it made him nervous just looking it. It was a quick experiment on flipping the notion of privacy and the fears surrounding it, or lack thereof. It is obvious that there is much, much more to be explored in the matter.
I live in a city where startups are trying to disrupt everything from healthcare to your dinner. How about we disrupt some privacy?