Net Artist RFID Implant

Anthony Antonellis has an RFID implanted in his hand to distribute his artwork via NFC (Near Field Communication) - via Animal:

The NFC / RFID chip is the size of a grand of sand. It’s equipped with a tiny antenna and encased inside a glass capsule to keep it from being disrupted by its fleshy environment. This chip stores 1KB of data and is readable like a key fob by compatible phones, tablets, card readers and the Arduino microcontroller.

“It’s usually used for privacy, but I use it for a public purpose, which is to distribute artwork,” the artist explains. He hovers his Android 1-2cm above the clotted cut, and up pops his favicon, a signature Antonellis gradient gif.

The NFC / RFID signal is usually encrypted, but the artist’s implant stores publicly accessible data. It’s read-only, but changeable when Antonellis decides to upload new works. These could be GIFs, JPGs, Midi files, favicons, ASCII art…

You can find out more at Animal here - there is also a video briefly showing the implantation there should you wish to see it.

New RFID Tag Could Mean the End of Bar Codes

Lines at the grocery store might become as obsolete as milkmen, if a new tag that seeks to replace bar codes becomes commonplace.

Researchers from Sunchon National University in Suncheon, South Korea, and Rice University in Houston have built a radio frequency identification tag that can be printed directly onto cereal boxes and potato chip bags. The tag uses ink laced with carbon nanotubes to print electronics on paper or plastic that could instantly transmit information about a cart full of groceries.

“You could run your cart by a detector and it tells you instantly what’s in the cart,” says James M. Tour of Rice University, whose research group invented the ink. “No more lines, you just walk out with your stuff.”

RFID tags are already used widely in passports, library books and gadgets that let cars fly through tollbooths without cash. But those tags are made from silicon, which is more expensive than paper and has to be stuck onto the product as a second step.

Lots of tech news today..

Smart-dust: Hitachi Develops World’s Smallest RFID Chip. Nicknamed “Powder” or “Dust”, the surface area of the new chips is a quarter of the original 0.3 x 0.3 mm, 60µm-thick chip developed by Hitachi in 2003. And this RFID chip is only one-eighth the width of the previous model.
– Hitachi expects this tiny size will open the way to new applications for wireless RFID chips. The RFID “powder” can be incorporated into thin paper, such as currency, creating so-called “bugged” money.

The RFID Loc8tor can identify special RFID tags from a distance of up to 183 meters (600 feet), and the RFID chips have GPS capabilities.

“By taking advantage of the merits of compactness, high authenticity and wireless communication, and combining it with Internet technology, the µ-Chip may be utilized in a broad range of applications such as security, transportation, amusement, traceability and logistics” – said Hitachi engineers who worked on the project.

uhh yea.

The BBC, the king of propaganda, lovingly wants you to believe getting chipped is a good idea. Cause you can trust big government and corporations right? Like the NSA and Google…. There’s no need to worry!

Oh and ignore people like Aaron Russo who, before he died, said that the end goal of the New World Order is to get everybody chipped, for complete totalitarian control.



Putting that sh*t in our cellphone (if you didn’t know btw …)  was not enough for them, naaah we have to put it directly in our body so the manipulation will be easier. 

I hope I’ll already be dead before this sh*t become obligatory. 

But yeah.. the future will speak for itself… ( does this expression exist in English? Whatever lol) 

Trembling at the thought of “Artificial Intelligence” is pointless especially when its our own emails and texts that have given birth to the global super-organism we call the internet. And by the rate in which it’s learning to provide solutions to humanity’s problems its safe to say that it has not only become “aware of itself” but more importantly it has become aware of us ~Luce Cannon


Animal New York: Watch Artist Implant a Net Art RFID Chip Into His Hand

“Only the stitches hurt, because I looked at them,” artist Anthony Antonellis says, trying not to itch the incision site between the thumb and index finger. He says it didn’t hurt when the Brooklyn body modification specialist cut open the skin with a 0.75 inch blade or when he stuck the long, blade-less installer inside, pushing and pulling the skin apart to make way for the RFID chip. “I Eternal Sunshine‘d that entire hour of my life.” […]

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Texas Schools Punishing Students Who Refuse To Wear Microchip Tracking Devices

Via Russia Today, being remotely tracked may become part and parcel of being a teenager:

A school district in Texas came under fire earlier this year when it announced that it would require students to wear microchip-embedded ID cards at all times. Now, students who refuse to be monitored say they are feeling the repercussions.

Students who refuse to walk the school halls with the card in their pocket or around their neck claim they are being tormented by instructors, barred from participating in certain school functions, [and] turned away from common areas like cafeterias and libraries.

Andrea Hernandez, a sophomore at John Jay, said educators have ignored her pleas to respect her privacy and told her she cannot participate in school elections if she refuses to comply with the tracking program.

After Hernandez refused to wear an RFID chip, WND reported that Deputy Superintendent Ray Galindo issued a statement to the girl’s parents: “We are simply asking your daughter to wear an ID badge as every other student and adult on the Jay campus is asked to do.” If she is allowed to forego the tracking now, the repercussions will be harsher than just revoking voting rights for homecoming contests once the school makes location-monitoring mandatory, he argued.

One big issue with WFTDA derby is that too many refs and NSOs are required for each bout. The structure of derby is really inefficient compared to other sports, and that’s a big reason it isn’t more successful.

Now don’t get me wrong, I love refs. But what other team sport requires 70% as many referees as there are players on the field? 

And that’s not taking penalties into consideration. When the box is full there are more refs on the floor than there are skaters actively playing the game. That’s ridiculous.

In thinking about ways to restructure the sport to require fewer officials per bout I keep returning to the possibilities of RFID. RFID tags are the little chips they shoot into your dog so that if they get lost they can be scanned at a vet’s office and returned to you. They’re also being used in sports like marathons and speed skating to provide more accurate timing and officiating.

The tags are low cost (under $1US each) and could be added to skates, helmet covers or uniforms without compromising function or safety.

Or, y'know, just injected into the ankles of skaters if you want to be hard core about it.

They wouldn’t be able to discern illegal blocking or whether a skater is up or down, and I’m no expert in the technology, but the right system should be able to be configured so that a computer can automatically record jammers passing opposing blockers, as well as skaters going out of bounds and pack formation.

To do this there would need to be antenna wires placed all the way around the track on the inside and outside, as well as across the track every foot or so.

Not to mention changes to the rules to account for the difference in officiating resolution, among other things.

The antennas and computer interface requirements are still a little pricey, but I think it’s a possibility that should be given serious thought as the sport moves forward.

Doing this would take pressure off of the remaining 3 or 4 refs because they wouldn’t have to be everywhere and see everything at once.

What do you think? Refs? Best idea ever, or the first step towards Terminators taking over the world?

A Texas high school student is being suspended for refusing to wear a student ID card implanted with a radio-frequency identification chip. Northside Independent School District in San Antonio began issuing the RFID-chip-laden student-body cards when the semester began in the fall. The ID badge has a bar code associated with a student’s Social Security number, and the RFID chip monitors pupils’ movements on campus, from when they arrive until when they leave. Radio-frequency identification devices are a daily part of the electronic age — found in passports, and library and payment cards. Eventually they’re expected to replace bar-code labels on consumer goods. Now schools across the nation are slowly adopting them as well. The suspended student, sophomore Andrea Hernandez, was notified by the Northside Independent School District in San Antonio that she won’t be able to continue attending John Jay High School unless she wears the badge around her neck, which she has been refusing to do. The district said the girl, who objects on privacy and religious grounds, beginning Monday would have to attend another high school in the district that does not yet employ the RFID tags. The Rutherford Institute said it would go to court and try to nullify the district’s decision. The institute said that the district’s stated purpose for the program — to enhance their coffers — is “fundamentally disturbing.” “There is something fundamentally disturbing about this school district’s insistence on steamrolling students into complying with programs that have nothing whatsoever to do with academic priorities and everything to do with fattening school coffers,” said John Whitehead, the institute’s president.