Let It Leak by Ulrika Andersson

Entries are coming in and there is one more day to get yours in. Questions? See our FAQs on the bus contest that ends at midnight tomorrow. We will be posting many during the next week.

This one is from Ulrika Andersson:

For your consideration I submit “Let it Leak,” a celebration of whistleblowers using internet technology to alert the citizenry of the dangers of government and corporate overreach.

“Let it Leak” is a tribute to three widely recognized persons: Private Manning, Julian Assange and Edward Snowden: all renowned for their services to a global populace. The public, previously unaware of the actions committed in their name, has been enlightened due to the efficient spread of information over the internet and the significant sacrifice of individuals such as the three whistleblowers mentioned.

As the shuttle buses for Genentech, Google, Facebook and others transport workers from San Francisco to various locations; “Let it Leak” sends a message to the city, the freeway and the workers themselves. They remind viewers that individuals within systems can make a difference, that our relationship to technology is complex, and that technology itself does not automatically settle itself on a given side on the ever-changing equation of authority.

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    1. I can’t see Google going for a celebration of felons and traitors on their bus, even if they weren’t helping the NSA on a daily basis.

      Why do people have to politicize even an innocent art contest?

      1. They MIGHT just go for it… because doing so would trick (stupid) people into believing that they aren’t eyeballs-deep in the surveillance game.

        It could be the new creepy-techie version of greenwashing: “We celebrate Snowden, therefore you shouldn’t worry about us having extremely detailed dossiers on everyone.”

      2. How true! Why celebrate the poor shlumps? Everybody knows when it comes to crime and treason, NSA Corp. sets the Gold Standard

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