Have you ever jaywalked? Or maybe you’re the type who shoots a look at someone crossing the street illegally. Belgian artist Dries Depoorter’s Jaywalking gives you the chance to watch live surveillance footage from a traffic webcam. In real time, you can decide the fate of the pedestrians crossing the road against the light. Push the button to anonymously send a screenshot to the police of the offending jaywalker. Or let them get away with it.
In an age when surveillance cameras are becoming more and more common in streets, in airports, on public transportation, in offices, and even in our homes, we may have gotten used to the fact that we are being watched – and watching others. All these technologies give us a certain power and control. Here, it’s up to you to decide if you are comfortable using it.