The Webcamera Obscura is a simple tool that helps reclaim privacy within the age of mass surveillance. It is a masking device for laptop webcams that can be used to rewrite, reform and re-invent the images and private spaces that are accessed by one’s online observers. The socket allows one to be seen through imagery of one’s choosing such as vellum, transparencies, plastic, film or darkness. One could make observers look through the drain of a 3D-printed toilet or filter themselves through the softness of flowers.
The Webcamera Obscura is part of #Additivism and was developed by Jasper Meiners and Isabel Paehr for the Additivist Cookbook.