year:
2015
with:
T. Ness
tools:
Arduino
JavaScript
individual
project

Cuckoo

Cuckoo allows users to send encrypted messages by "scattering" them over multiple social networks, without revealing their content to any of them.

Official project video on Youtube

Cuckoo was among Creative Applications' "Most Memorable Projects 2015" and featured in Neural.it, etc.

Picture showing a close-up detail of a small device with text on its display.

The device encrypts words into randomly generated sentences, and spreads them across multiple social networks. A second unit can receive and decrypt them. As a speculative project Cuckoo looks at how to build supra-structures on top of already existing communication systems.

Image showing illustration of the letters of a text message scattered over three different social network websites.