[hackerspaces] What's your recording setup?

tetsu yatsu tetsuharu at gmail.com
Mon Feb 14 23:41:30 CET 2011

Some of our members insisted on extreme security measures -- 24/7 recording
of everyone at the lab all the time, that it would be 'protected' 'behind'
some server to protect our privacy, and only brought up when we think
someone is stolen. Obviously, we're all hackers, and it wouldn't stay
private for long. Even then, it just encourages a power dynamic and
cat-n-mouse game to break the data free and keep it secure.

My compromise was that the default setting takes 4 photos every hour and
runs them through OpenCV to cover faces, then runs them through autotrace
just for fun:


Also it looks cool :).

Live recordings for demo purposes you obviously want people to know who you
are so high quality streaming recording etc.

On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 4:45 PM, Nate Bezanson <myself at telcodata.us> wrote:

> > you can check if there's people in the space and what
> > they're up to, helping you in your decision whether to
> > come over or not. On the other hand, they're kinda
> > public and we sometime feel watched.
> There's a simple solution: Make them voluntary. Put another switch right
> next to the light switch, so when people come in, they can choose to
> enable the cameras or not.
> If a viewer gets an image, not only do they know that someone's in the
> space, but that that person wants company. And that's really the piece of
> information you need, isn't it?
> -Nate-
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