Mobile network jammer, in the form of a battle tank. 2013

With the flick of a switch No Network implements a blanket ban of mobile telephony in its presence. All access to the cellular (mobile) network within a 6-15m diameter aura around the object is jammed, including calls, SMS and data connectivity.

No Network is the second in a series exploring fully functional, poetic manifestations of cyber warfare’ and cyber weapons’, following the Transparency Grenade. Two other tanks will be developed, blocking communication of GPS location services and 802.11 (WiFi) wireless networking. 

Julian Oliver is a New Zealander, Critical Engineer and artist based in Berlin.

May 5, 2014