Blind Carbon Copy - Stéphanie Vilayphiou

Blind Carbon Copy

This project consists of experimental design hacks to reflect and circumvent intellectual property restrictions. Fahrenheit 451, a novel by Ray Bradbury, is presented via a web interface and also in print form (print on demand). Several filters offered to users are in place in order to reflect intellectual property restrictions or allowed practices, such as Fair Use. These filters offer a means to circumvent these restrictions by transforming the content. The reader can choose the filter through which s/he wants to "view" the text, each filter being more or less legal.                           – Mix of accessibility and inaccessibility.– Push uselessness to its maximum.– Make content inaccessible.                           Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451I chose to work with Fahrenheit 451 because it has several connections to my thesis topic, social accessibility.                           Bradbury’s novel is best-known for its criticism of state-sponsored censorship, somewhat contrary to the author's claim that this was not his main purpose, it stands in short for a critique of mass media's effects on literature and literacy. Censorship is a practice of making content inaccessible in order to control potential readers social and cultural development, whether it be parents filtering porn or violent images for their kids or governments filtering critical content for their society.