Noah Dyer, who calls himself an "anti-privacy" activist, is seeking $300,000 in a Kickstarter campaign to fund a year-long live stream of his life. And when we say his life, we mean _everything_ you could possibly imagine. He calls the project "A Year Without Privacy."
We asked Noah, who also calls himself a political theorist, what he means when he says that he is an anti-privacy activist. He told us that he believes that nothing should be kept private.
"An anti-privacy activist is someone who believes that instead of government granting greater privacy to its citizens, it should be able to gather more data: theoretically, all data. Dyer told us in an email, "And of course, they take action to move the world in that direction."
"Importantly, at least in my case, I believe the government itself and the individuals who it employs should also have no privacy, but that all their data and activities should be shared back with the citizens," he added.
As for the Kickstarter, the plan is to stream everything he does for an entire year on www.NoahDyer.tv, which could hypothetically include interacting with family and friends, working, having sex, going to the bathroom, etc. On the latter two items, Dyer promises some warnings in the stream before those types of things happen.
The most interesting part for us is that Dyer is a professor of mobile app and game programming at the University of Advancing Technology, and has already received permission from his employer to film all of the lectures and workshops that he puts forth.
You can learn more about "A Year Without Privacy" by watching the pitch video to your left or by visiting the project's Kickstarter page. There is only on pledge level – $1 – but you can give more than that if you want.