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Backslash / Communication technology


Backslash is a guerrilla kit for protests of the future. Backslash aims to protect free speech, public assembly and retain the right to connect in protest sites through disruptive innovation and the creative appropriation of existing technologies. The devices provide alternative means of communication during periods of cellular and internet blackouts. The kit of devices range from a smart bandana for embedding hidden messages to personal wearable devices that can warn the user if they are entering a area under conflict.

Does it solve arelevant problem?Score: 40 %Does it balanceeffort and use value?Score: 50 %Does it create apositive experience?Score: 10 %Does it strengthengroup relations?Score: 40 %Does it reflect orpromote highmoral-ethicalstandards?Score: 20 %

New York University, ITP

New York University, ITP
New York, United States

Pedro Oliveira,
New York University, ITP

Xuedi Chen,
New York University, ITP