Angus Main

Researcher and Lecturer specialising in creative and critical uses of technology

Countermeasures: Toolkit

These design outcomes form part of my Countermeasures research project, investigating methods of increasing awareness of, and agency over, surveillance by digital sensors.

A kit of resources, materials, and tools, these outcomes utilise a creative, critical design approach to simultaneously provide practical support against surveillance, whilst also prompting discussion and awareness about the role of sensors in common digital devices.

The kit consisted of low-cost, open source tools such as a phone-rocker, camera stickers, magnets, and microphone disablers.

More information about the toolkit can be found on the Countermeasures website here:


A paper about these design outcomes and the Countermeasures project was presented at ACM CHI 2019, as part of the Alt CHI track. The publication and presentation can be accessed here:

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