Orbot for secure browsing on the go
NSA or Facebook on your browsing history from Viral Politics
Trevor Paglen, “They Watch the Moon” 2010
"This photograph depicts a classified “listening station”deep in the forests of West Virginia. The station is located at the center of the “National Radio Quiet Zone,” a region of approximately 34,000 square kilometres in West Virginia and parts of Maryland. Within the Quiet Zone, radio transmissions are severely restricted: omnidirectional and high-powered transmissions (such as wireless internet devices and FM radio stations) are not permitted. The listening station, which forms part of the global ECHELON system, was designed in part to take advantage of a phenomenon called “moonbounce.” Moonbounce involves capturing communications and telemetry signals from around the world as they escape into space, hit the moon, and are reflected back towards Earth. The photograph is a long exposure under the full moon light"
The Internet doesn’t translate itself very well and isn’t as global culturally as it is technically. Language as Walled Garden.
Infographic of Facebook users showing their support for marriage equality, from here.
New York City described by languages used on Twitter, from here
Iconoclashes use the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s digital image collection. We searched for images tagged with ‘God’ or ‘Religion.’ These selected images are then fed into Photoshop’s ‘Photomerge’ script, creating a mashup of deities, talismans, stellae, gods, scribes and statues.