The Internet is a vulnerable medium result of political and power alliances. A geopolitical discourse that directly influences in how the Internet works, is organized and controlled, favoring the mass-surveillance and the interception of “Big Data”, the cloud computing and the monopolies of large corporations.
In this dystopian present, Free Universal Cut Kit for Internet Dissidence launches a premise to the critical design, serving as a trigger to visualize this situation of massive control and surveillance, proposing the creation of 3D models of tools allowing to alter and cut underwater Internet cables, making them available to all netizens in a free download .stl files, for later 3D printing. The objective is to return to the users the ability to decide on their data and privacy, as well as to visualize one of the problems that technology hides behind the user’s gaze.
Neural, Hacktivism, E-Music, New Media Art. ISSUE 59/Winter 2018. Printing the Eye, VR now.
DEVELOPER: César Escudero Andaluz. DOWNLOAD .STL
DESCRIPTION: Autonomous cutting device powered by marine currents. A diver takes several minutes to attach the screws that tie the device to the cable. Once attached, the spring on the back press the saw through the cutting surface. The vane located in the upper part makes the necessary resistance to drive the pendulum that supports the saw. In an estimated time of weeks the gentle movement of the sea will cut a 60mm thick cable.
Internet Dissidence Workshop.
BOGOTÁ, NOVEMBER 2017 at Universidad Nacional de Colombia/ Observatorio de Diseño Aplicado, Lab de prototipos y productos (LAPP). Participants: Angela Mora / Felipe Villamil / Sebastian Molina / Alejandro Muñoz / Robinson De Lavalle / Daniela Cifuentes / Mateo Talero / Lina Rojas / Nacor Andrade / Angie Martinez / Christian Dueñas Torres / Daniel Felipe Hortúa S / Vanessa Castellanos / Natalia Alarcon F. / Paula Solano / Juan Manuel Roa / Ana María Fonseca Cubillos / Brajan Styven Jiménez Álvarez / Andres Felipe Sarmiento Capella / German Felipe Hernández Vargas / Juan David Perez Camargo/ Andres Felipe Angel / David Leonardo Pérez Avella / Felipe Preciado Romero / Juan Camilo Cardenas Parra. Co-supervised by: Rolando Ruiz, Coordinador Plan Curricular Diseño Industrial, Investigador del ODA Observatorio de Diseño Aplicado Management Assistant – Residencias Artística UN, Denisse Estefania Gracia. Espetial Thanks: Nelson Vergara, Enrique Tomás, German Silva Valderrama, Gerardo Garzon Fonseca
[PROJECT 1] TITLE: Sierra Submarina DOWNLOAD .STL
DESCRIPTION: This cutting tool uses a circular saw (1) driven by wave energy. INSTRUCTIONS: Use the floating bollard (2) anchored to the terminal block (A), which when moving transversely or longitudinally activates the pinion system (B), which ends in the rotation of the saw.The pushing force of the saw on the cable is developed thanks to the spring (4), which joins it with the base (5) of the ground with the arm (6), which holds the saw and the gearwheels; at the same time, at the opposite end, it is joined to the base by means of a pivot. (7)
For the development of the activity, print on acetates two maps, one where it shows the location of the different transoceanic cables, and the second one of the buoys or floating beacons, to achieve interposing them and identify, the proximity of the cable with one of the buoys.
[PROJECT 2] TITLE: Taladrín DOWNLOAD .STL
DESCRIPTION: Cutting tool for submarine fiber optic cables, by means of the rotation of a reel that transmits energy through the movement of a boat. While accelerating the boat, two springs allow the drill to pierce the 6 cms cable disrupting the transit of information through the internet. Materials needed: ABS filament. / 120 cm of ¼ “threaded rod. / 8 safety nuts and 8 ¼ “butterfly nuts. / 3 springs 4 cm long. / Laser cutting parts: 1 square of 10cm * 10cm * 1cm. 2 circles of 6 cm in diameter by 5 mm in thickness. / 1 boat with motor and diving equipment. / 1 conical stepped drill (Nitride and titanium alloy) of 9 cm length. / 1 rod 1 cm in diameter by 15 cm in length. / 1 mandrel for screws.
[PROJECT 3] TITLE: Kraken DOWNLOAD .STL
DESCRIPTION: This device is a cutting system that takes advantage of the movement of the ocean currents by means of a turbine, the water enters and rotates the blades, which through the main mechanism transform the thrust of the waves into potential energy, at its end it has a cutting blade. Once the device is installed on the submarine cable, the blade exerts a constant vertical oscillation that will eventually cut the cable by 60%, which guarantees that the internet signal is disabled.
[PROJECT 4] TITLE: Disconnected DOWNLOAD .STL
DEVELOPERS: Ana María Fonseca Cubillos / Brajan Styven Jiménez Álvarez / Andres Felipe Sarmiento Capella / German Felipe Hernández Vargas / Juan David Perez Camargo
DESCRIPTION: Device for cutting a submarine cable, taking advantage of underwater currents that will move a diamond or tungsten tip that is in contact with the cable in a pendulous way, generating a continuous pressure on its surface and little by little it is expected that it will be able to cut the different layers of polymer and steel to reach the optical fiber that it carries inside. The time it would take to cut a cable would be between 8 and 12 months.
[PROJECT 5] TITLE: Spinner Submarine DOWNLOAD .STL