Adam Harvey is a designer and technologist working at the intersection of emerging media arts, photography and computer programing, or at least that’s how he describes himself, and he has just ignited the paparazzi arms race. His supposed product, the Anti-Paparazzi Clutch Bag, is a purse armed with a strobe and a white light slave. When it senses a paparazzi’s flash the purse fires it’s own flash back to blind the lens, like some Dr. Strangelove Doomsday Machine.
If celebrities adopt this defense to keep the public from seeing they’re just like us (They get the mail! They go grocery shopping!) the paparazzi’s only response will be to use stronger, brighter strobes to overpower the defense flash. Next the celebrities will have to adopt the Anti-Paparazzi Backpack Accessory to carry the lead/acid 12v batteries to power their stronger more powerful defense strobes. There’s no détente in sight, the only inevitable end to this is the paparazzi apocalypse. Is that the legacy you want to leave behind for the next generation, Adam Harvey? Is it?!