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Slides 1,2,3, and 4 depict the proposed book (with FREEDOM Lounge "reading room" to protect the book from intellectual property theft by cyborgs).

Slides 5, 6, 7, and 8 depict DECONference, an annual event, so far held August 2001 and August 2002.

TITLE OF WORK: Decon2 (Decon squared): Deconstructing Decontamination

AUTHOR: Steve Mann

APPLICANT'S ROLE
Author of article, inventor of the technology, and artistic director for designing and building the world's first Anthrax Ready Mailroom filed April 1, 2000, and completed (finished construction) July 2001.

MEDIUM: Patent, gallery exhibit, and published article.

FORMAT: Scholarly publication in Leonardo.

LENGTH: 30 pages.

[A BRIEF EXPLANATION OF THE CONTENT]
This article described my design and implementation of a Panoptic decontamination exhibit in a gallery having separate men's and women's entrances into stripdown areas, leading into shower areas, followed by examination areas where gallery patrons are checked for contraband, prior to being allowed into the gallery to read the patents, such as Canadian Patent 2303611, PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY SYSTEM.

TITLE OF WORK: Decon3 (Decon cubed): Decontextualizing and Decontaminating Deconstructionism. www.deconference.com

AUTHOR: Steve Mann (with Derrick de Kerkehove, Arthur Kroker, Julia Scher, Critical Art Ensemble; Chris Aimone, Dylan Crichton, and Francois Lemieux)

APPLICANT'S ROLE: Inventor, artistic director, General Chair of the (de)conference, and Founder of the DECONsortium.

MEDIUM: Interactive video-based computerized panoptic shower column

FORMAT: Exhibition, (de)conference, performance, etc.

LENGTH: Decontamination facility approximately 35 meters in length (800 square meters).

[A BRIEF EXPLANATION OF THE CONTENT]
An international inverse conference (deconference) and symposium in which approximately 100 of the world's leading philosophers, scholars, artists, and social thinkers of our time were required to remove all clothing, jewellery, and personal effects and take a shower to make sure that no anthrax was brought into the museum where the event was held.

Slide 9 depicts a chair that includes the protection of intellectual property, namely through a License to Sit.

TITLE: SeatSale

AUTHOR: Steve Mann.

APPLICANT'S ROLE: Inventor, artist, designer.

MEDIUM: Interactive Internet chair: Spikes retract when credit card is inserted to download a seating license.

[A BRIEF EXPLANATION OF THE CONTENT]
There was an article about this exhibit in New York Times, September 25, 2001. Further info: http://wearcam.org/seatsale/index.htm

Slide 10 depicts a lightvector painting.

TITLE: Lightspace

AUTHOR: Steve Mann.

APPLICANT'S ROLE: Inventor of the new medium ("painting with lightvectors"), artist.

MEDIUM: Lightvector painting.

[A BRIEF EXPLANATION OF THE CONTENT]
This is an example of lightvector painting, from 1985. This new medium consists of a wearable computing system, that allows the wearer to see the world differently through special eyeglasses. This is an example of how a view of a house looks through the computerized eyeglasses, using the lightvector painting medium. This work is further described in the applicant's book "Intelligent Image Processing" published by John Wiley and Sons.