Let’s follow one Street Lady on her way to work. She finds her high tech shoes and turns on the GPS tracking. Before going out she checks her email and her calendar and the online blogs for local issues, problems concerning customers, etc. She can also download video from the Aphrodite site (I told you this was made by artists) and these can be altered and customized. A new way to advertise! Insert your own bad jokes here _____.
After accessing and exchanging info, she is ready to go out. Walking around she can feel safer knowing that if necessary the shoes will sound a sharp noise to scare off an attacker. And a silent alarm signal will transmit to sex workers’ rights groups (PONY in New York, COYOTE in Los Angeles, and so on). Whatever anyone’s line of work, everyone should be safe and respected.
To see this yourself, check out This Week at Eyebeam
May 2-13 – The Aphrodite Project: Platforms – exhibition
Max Smart may have had a Secret Shoe, but these days it’s all out in the open. Everyone gets to have this technology. I know some people (correctly) worry about the government having access to everyone’s location. That should send a wakeup call to those of us living in what should be a democracy. Pay attention to what those idiots are doing in your name. And stop voting for people who don’t respect the Bill of Rights. And if you see Rove walking toward you, grab your shoe and sent off an Alarm!
Written by Cecilia