In a brave new world where we are increasingly exposed to technology that enables others to invisibly film and record our daily lives, Oliver is fighting back, critiquing the system through a simple computer code that says "back off Big Brother; not today."
"To say 'I don't want to be filmed at a restaurant, at a party, or playing with your kids is perfectly OK," Oliver told Wired. "But how do you do that when you don't even know if a device is recording? This steps up the game. It's taking a jammer-like approach.”
The artist plans to expand upon the initial program to disrupt even more Google Glass network functions, such as the user's link to his or her phone. "That moves it from a territorial statement to 'you can all go to hell,'" Oliver added.
Similar hacks, such as Anti-Glass, which undermines facial recognition capabilities on Google Glass, are also doing their best to preserve some semblance of privacy in our increasingly plugged-in world.
Artist Combats Google Glassholes