Not Saussure

March 10, 2007

Big Brother State

Filed under: civil liberties — notsaussure @ 3:00 am

Via Boing Boing, an animation about surveillance society, with examples drawn from CCTV and trusted computing

Alternatively, watchable at — and downloadable from, in a variety of formats, under a Creative Commons sampling licence (whatever that is) http://www.bigbrotherstate.com/

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3 Comments »

  1. I can’t view the youtube, of course, doesn’t work on this computer but the principle of the surveillance cameras increasing is mortifying.

    During my ‘Diana thing’ of the last few days, the CCTV cameras on the road beside the Seine River were amazing. I hadn’t realized it had gone that far.

    Comment by jameshigham — March 10, 2007 @ 8:00 am

  2. I liked it, but it would have been better had it not kept stopping and starting. Perhaps, this is just my computer?

    Comment by jailhouselawyer — March 10, 2007 @ 10:22 am

  3. Sorry you two have been having problems with it. It was OK when I viewed it on YouTube, but I think that must have been just after it came up on Boing Boing (where I saw it) because there hadn’t been that many hits — probably but the time you got round to seeing it, everyone was clicking on it and it was getting overloaded. I’ve had exactly that problem with stuff stopping and starting, and then it’s been OK when I’ve tried a day or so later, so I reckon that’s probably just too many people trying to view the thing at once.

    Try the main site if you’re having problems (bigbrotherstate.com), where you can watch it as a flash movie or download it in a variety of formats to view from your PC.

    Comment by notsaussure — March 10, 2007 @ 10:33 am


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