Image credits: Marek Tuszynski 2016

Random Darknet Shopper

Random Darknet Shopper is an automated online shopping bot, which randomly purchases one item a week with a maximum budget of $100 in Bitcoins. These items were then mailed directly to the exhibition space where the Random Darknet Shopper was.

In its first run from October 2014 – January 2015, Random Darknet Shopper bought 12 items from the deepweb market, including a Hungarian passport scan, a book on the ‘Art of french cooking ‘ and a baseball cap with a built in spy camera. Here, we are showing purchase No. 7 from 11.05.14 that is NIKE Air Yeezy 2, Random Darknet Shopper bought this fake Kanye West sneakers from China for $75.

At the Data Detox Bar, you can find a simple access point that can connect any user to the Internet via a Tor network. This means that without any special software users can surf the web and access the ‘darknet’.