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Workshop: “Geheim-Camera”, a 1885 spy cam

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A project by Nadja Buttendorf & Aram Bartholl 2016

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Exhibition and Workshop:
C.P. Stirns Geheim-Camera. A spy cam from 1885!

27.12. – 30.12.2016
Workshop on Day2, 28th of Dec

at 33C3 the anual  Chaos Communication Congress, Hamburg, Germany
https://events.ccc.de/congress/2016/wiki/Projects:Geheimkamera

We were intrigued by this very early photo spy camera exhibited at the ‚Deutsches Historisches Museum‘ Berlin. It has been used to spy on the Social Democrats back in 1890 they say. In a time where photography was a cutting edge new technology only professional photographers were able to take pictures with big tripods and large photo cameras. The spy cam was the next step and allowed amateurs to take real snaphots in public. Almost like a piece of jewelry the photographer would wear it as a necklace hidden under the jacket.

Fortunately the Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin had the same piece in its collection and was so kind to loan it to us for an exhibition at the #33C3. Please drop by and join our workshop on Day2 Dec 28 to build your own Geheim-Camera replica from cardboard, aluminum sheets and your own phone! It’s a piece of history, magic jewelry and art!

A project by Nadja Buttendorf & Aram Bartholl 2016

Credits to Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin
for the loan of the original  C.P. Stirns Geheim-Camera to be shown at the congress!

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Make your own retro spy cam at 33C3! Day 2, Dec 28, Foyer entrance

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Written by Aram

December 23rd, 2016 at 9:17 pm

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