Artistic RFID implant project?
To introduce myself, I'm a London-based artist interested in topics such as body modification, surveillance, security and identity.
I'm hoping to get an RFID implants from Dangerous Things. Most of the uses I've seen for RFID tags have involved unlocking phones, laptops, and doors. While these are undeniably pretty cool, as an artist without a strong background in electronics or programming, I'm more interested in the creative side of things.
I'm not looking for functional uses of the implant, rather, ways to integrate it into an exhibition. Ideally, I would like for my implant to interact with an installation in a gallery, even if it was something incredibly simple, like opening a series of locked safes. (In my first vision for this project, I wanted to use the RFID chip to interact with visuals and audio made with Max / MSP / Jitter, but soon realised this would be beyond my programming capabilities, and maybe not even possible to do!)
Have any of you ever used your RFID implants to make something creative and weird, rather than functional in an everyday sense? I'd like to spend several months familiarising myself with things like Arduino and basic electronics, but if I find that my goals are outside of my technical abilities, would any of you with more technical skill than me be interested in collaborating?
Any thoughts, answers or comments would be really appreciated!