State of Surveillance – Jamie Drummond

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Surveillance technologies have dangerously outpaced democratic restraints, meaning privacy is no longer a human right de facto. Worldwide surveillance silently re-engineers the balance of power in society, potentially leaving the population defenseless. Everyone is watched, particularly through digital means. So we must develop new methods of communicating securely. The project symbolizes this need by employing a material process, untouchable to digital bulk collection. Unfamiliar letter forms make up an encryption cipher forming a basis for the possibility of secure communication. Simultaneously, the primitive nature of the cipher illustrates the developmental disparity between the fight for privacy and international surveillance operations.
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