Everyone Everywhere Instructed to Go Home as the Dutch Win Internet, Everything Else11:11 am - 07/01/2013
Dutch artist duo Front404 decorated security cameras with party hats in one of the Netherland’s largest cities to celebrate George Orwell’s 110th birthday.
On Tuesday, surveillance cameras in the center of the city of Utrecht were decorated with colorful party hats to celebrate the 110th birthday of George Orwell, Dutch art duo Front404 explained on their website.
“George Orwell is best known for his book ‘1984’, in which he describes a dystopian future society where the populace is constantly watched by the surveillance state of Big Brother.”
“By putting these happy party hats on the surveillance cameras we don’t just celebrate Orwell’s birthday.”
“By making these inconspicuous cameras that we ignore in our daily lives catch the eye again we also create awareness of how many cameras really watch us nowadays.”
“And [how] the surveillance state described by Orwell is getting closer and closer to reality.”
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