Thursday, May 8, 2008
Hasan Alahi, a university professor and conceptual artist, is an American citizen. But Alahi was detained at a Detroit airport by INS personnel in June 2002 and asked his whereabouts around 9-11-01, to all appearances deciding he was a "terror suspect" based on nothing more than his ethnicity.
Alahi decided to save the government some trouble by spying on himself. He now constantly updates the FBI on his whereabouts and activities, and advises everyone else to do so.
Alahi's self-surveillance extends right down to the meals he eats and the bathrooms he uses, all documented at TrackingTranscience.net. Brilliant!
He was interviewed by Stephen Colbert on the May 7, 2008 episode of The Colbert Report.