Mobile Device Forensics Workshop by Johannes P Osterhoff
Johannes P Osterhoff will present his new project iPhone live and a workshop connected to it at the next reSource event 002 Out of Place, Out of Time. The workshop Mobile Device Forensics will take place on 24 August, 10:00 - 15:00, from 15:00 - 16:00 there will be a public presentation of iPhone live.
Berlin-based artist Johannes P Osterhoff publishes everything he does on his iPhone as a live stream of screenshots on the web. The performance is called iPhone live, and was launched on 29 June 2012, the iPhone's 5th anniversary.
As with his last piece Google, with the current performance comes a manifesto:
"I, Johannes P Osterhoff, shall do another one-year performance piece.
The piece is called "iPhone live" and documents the activities performed on my mobile phone during this year. Activities can be seen streamed on http://iphone-live.net/ and during public projections. The performance shall start on June 29, 2012 and shall end on June 29, 2013.
I shall not use other mobile phones during this year."
To make this live stream possible, Osterhoff had to jailbreak his device. He uses screenshots the iPhone automatically makes itself when he presses the home button.
"For this performance, I additionally installed two shell scripts on my jailbroken iPhone. The first one duplicates each screenshot so that the files cannot be overwritten the next time the app is minimized. And the second one uploads these screens automatically to this site and publishes them."
These scripts are executed regularly in the background by means of launch demons facilitating the live stream.
Johannes P Osterhoff calls himself an Interface Artist. His work deals with the not so glossy side of contemporary user interfaces. His works include Freedom from Porn (iPad ad-busting), Google (first one-year performance during which he published all of his Google searches), Aqua (paintings that consist of UI fragments originating from OS X), and Home Sweet Home (a real-life reconstruction of the OS X home folder icon).
During the last transmediale, Osterhoff and other artists published their search queries during the Google - One-Week Piece.