Teleport Machine (Privacy Machines Part III)

By Peter Bihr, Martin Skelly

Teleport Machine allows migrants to switch their IP addresses to a location of their choice, enabling them to connect to local online content in their home countries, like connecting to the BBC from abroad. Teleport Machines is part of a Privacy Machines, a family of experimental devices that explore better and easier way of controlling privacy levels in a connected home. Created in a collaboration with Mozilla Open IoT Studio. Collaborators also include Vladan Joler and Rachel Uwa.

Teleport Machine helps explore what it means to live abroad through banal, day-to-day interactions like trying to watch the newscasts and pop culture you grew up with. Teleport Machine is a conversation starter about the day-to-day impact of migration on our lives and the role that technology and media plays in shaping the migration experience.