14th Street Bridge “Suspicious Package” was a Pinhole Camera

If you were caught in the traffic snarl yesterday from the shut-down connector, you might be interested to learn that the suspicious device duct-taped to the 14th St. Bridge was a camera for an art class at Georgia State:

"Georgia State University sincerely apologizes for the traffic problems resulting yesterday from the mounting of a student camera at the 14th Street Bridge,” the university said in a statement. “The camera was one of 18 used by students in an art project and deployed at various locations in the city. Georgia State Police are closely cooperating with the Atlanta Police Department in the removal of all of the cameras."
Here's a picture of the camera, which apparently had "art project, please don't disturb til Spring" written on its side. But at a glance, you could also say it's a suspicious-device-duct-taped-to-a-bridge crossing the busiest north/south thoroughfare in ATL.


Max Blau at Creative Loafing has the story about how Brock Scott called in the tube to APD.

Pinhole cameras made for long-exposures come in all shapes and sizes, and Michael Wesely used his to create this view of MoMA in New York over the course of 34 months. Did Wesely use duct-tape?

Yesterday's kerfuffle, and the fact that GSU is now removing cameras that have been placed all over town, brings to mind the Adult Swim "Bomb Scare" from Boston in 2007, which had its roots here in Atlanta, too!

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