Monday, December 22, 2008

When art, hacking & politics collide...

One of your more clever anti-war protests, this...

Neural magazine celebrates 15 years of publishing with issue #31 and joining S.W.A.M.P. group (Doug Easterly and Matt Kenyon) for a collective micro-printing action.

Subscribers will receive a numbered/limited edition of a S.W.A.M.P.'s "Notepad" sheet of paper with an envelope. It looks like an everyday yellow legal paper, but each line is constructed of micro-printed text and contains the personal details of Iraqi civilian casualties.

Subscribers are triggered to write a letter or memo or draw a picture on it and send it to the White House, then signing up for a free replacement sheet on the S.W.A.M.P. website, if they want. Once in circulation each sheet then acts as a "Trojan horse" - slipping the unwanted and unacknowledged civilian body count data into official governmental archives.

This is a joint action that proves how paper and pixel together can make the difference.

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Issue #31, winter 2008

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