No one has seen much of Julian Assange since June 2012, when he was granted diplomatic asylum at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he remains today. That was until someone posted him a parcel with a tiny camera hidden inside.
Rather than provide a streaming account of Assange’s daily activities, the camera was set to transmit an image once every 10 seconds. This also helped to preserve its battery, which had been powering the camera for at least a day before it was delivered to Assange.
But for the 10 hours after its arrival, viewers were delivered six updates a minute via the device.
The stunt was set up by !Mediengruppe Bitni, an “artist’s collective”, according to its Twitter account, where it regularly posted photos from the camera. Though you don’t have to trawl its timeline for the images — they’re all available on the camera’s official site.
If you’re curious, here’s a taste of what Assange got up to, along with an X-ray of the camera-packing parcel:
If you’re hoping for new photos, you’re out of luck, as the camera appears to have died at about 5:30am Friday AEDT.