Guerilla Pi – Broken Health Care

Working within the scope of my call of creating guerilla art I set out to create an art intervention between people and the internet. I turned a Raspberry Pi into a server and a wifi hotspot.

I named my hotspot starbucks free coffee and headed to Starbucks.

When people (wanting to get on the internet) selected my hotspot, no matter what link they typed in, the browser displayed content I created.

Screen Shot 2013-10-26 at 7.10.47 PM

I chose to create something that illustrated our broken health care system. I took a healthcare symbol and made it flicker like a broken TV. Each time the mouse is clicked the image is rendered in a different way.

Click here to try out the content I displayed:Screen Shot 2013-10-30 at 1.01.13 AM

I was only able to go do it once, but I’d like to do more. It was also hard to document. I did see someone throwing their hands up in the air when they were directed to that page.