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The Spoof House is a deployable structure built collectively, acting as a digital camouflage. It creates a tangible micro public space that conceals the digital identity of its users by interfering with communications frequencies.
Located at the heart of physical and digital traffic on roundabouts, the structure positions four mobile phone jammers emitting directional frequency signals that cancel nearby cell towers' signals. Once deployed, the space occupies this undervalued and nearly invisible public realm structure, operating as a micro-fablab, hosting workshops on spoofing.
It is the reflection of a new sustainable culture of design: remixing and hybridizing Emilio Perez Pinero's system of the 1960s. Now easy to make with its 3d printed joints, easy to assemble with its manual, easy to get with its readily available materials (emergency mylar blankets, recyclable ETFE cushions, carbon fiber tubes, PLA filament, threaded rods and nuts). Its manual will be made open source and available on line during the exhibition and making of the structure.
Tuning both into physical and digital realms, the spoof house is an invitation for collective action, based on open source methodologies (cod-ing, DoItYourself-ing...) to enjoy temporary communication identity blackouts.
The Spoof House proposes alternative collective action under the radar.