Julian Oliver is a New Zealander, Critical Engineer and artist based in Berlin. He is not only an extremely well versed programmer but is increasingly as equally knowledgeable with computer hardware. Julian started out with architecture but became increasingly interested in electronic art after working as Stelarc’s assistant on ‘Ping Body’, Auckland,1996.
His artistic practice clearly reflects his hacker and gaming background, playing around and messing with routers, capturing data from open wireless networks, visually augmenting commercial billboards in the cityscape, sonifying Facebook chats, visualizing protocols and otherwise manipulating networks for artistic purposes.
Highly resilient translucent resin, Metal parts from 925/1000 sterling silver, trigger mechanism, Powerful antenna, LCD RGB display, microphone, antenna, 3,7 V battery, micro SD cart.