Corporate Fallout Detector
Posted on May 31, 2005
James Patten, creator of the Audiopad, presents the Corporate Fallout Detector. The geiger-counter based device scans product barcodes, and produces clicks according to the environmental and ethical record of the manufacturer.
The database contained within the Fallout Detector was created automatically by cross-referencing data from the following databases:
Using a software similar to semacode, it would be possible to port the Corporate Fallout Detector to camera-equiped mobile phones, thus providing online access to a continuously updated database of product/manufacturer information. However, a mobile phone doesn't have the visual impact of a geiger counter between the supermarket shelves.