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fifteen projects in this subcategory

CueJack by Cue P. Doll
CueJack is a software application that lets you scan a product with a :CueCat scanner, then displays a web page with "alternative information" about the product's company. It's a software parody, or "parodyware." Windows version linked here - source code and Linux version available at http://cuejack.com
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TelematicMix by Sejal Chad, Beatrice Gibson, Adrian Ward
Human Capital is a piece of voice [text.sound] composition software [packaged and potentially marketed[?] as a training tool for use by India based teleworkers] that parodies the ‘communication philosophies’ of the call centers, namely their concept of a generic globalised [market?] identity. At the same time the software hopes to explore in its potential for text sound composition the telematic [...]
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Homeland Security Threat Monitor by Greg Hewgill
Keep up-to-the-minute with the current terrorism threat level in the U.S.! This handy application sits in your Windows system tray and displays the current terrorism threat level as set by the White House (red, orange, yellow, blue, or green). Real-time network technology isn't just for sports scores anymore - don't leave home without it!
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SuPerVillainizer - Conspiracy Client by LAN
Since and even well before the 11th of September laws have been passed in the United States and in Europe, that permit certain nations to keep all e-mail traffic under close surveillance. This has also happened in Switzerland. For more than a year now (feb. 03) providers have been ordered by a decree to store all e-mail and other internet data for six months. [...]
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marchtowar.com by marchtowar.com
NEW WEBSITE COMBINES ONLINE GAMING AND .NET ACTIVISM TO HELP IRAQI CIVILIAN CASUALTIES A new website that uses the power of internet gambling to raise money for civilian casualties of a US-led war against Iraq. The premise of the game is simple: visitors to www.marchtowar.com place $5.00 bets on when the war will begin. [...]
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ADMechelon-Lagger by The ADM Crew
The ADM Crew present ADMechelon lagger (quick and dirty code) VERSION 1.0 !!!! *NEW NEW NEW NEW NEW NEW* OK WE ADD A NEW FEATURE! WE DONT USE ANYMORE THE ECHELON.CGI BUT OUR HOW .TCL FAKE MAIL GENERATOR THIS ECHELON.TCL SCRIPT MAKE FAKE MAIL WITH THE A GOOD HEADER FULL OF KEYWORD. ADD SOMETIME A FAKE PGP ENCRYPTED DATA. [...]
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iSee by Institute for Applied Autonomy
Mapping software (something like Mapquest). Give it your starting and ending destinations, and it helps you figure out the route with the fewest surveillance cameras. Only available for Manhattan.
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Loogie.net by Marc Lee
Loogie.net exists to enrich people’s lives with great programmes and services that inform, educate and entertain. Its vision is to be the most creative, trusted organisation in the world. It provides a wide range of distinctive programmes and services for everyone, free of commercial interests and political bias. [...]
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ekart (electronic keyword artcenter) by david guez - http://www.guez.org
ekart is an electronic art center in open share/access based on the use and the propagation of a key word via the networks peer to peer. ekart is a P2P label. ekart uses the greatest world bases of exchange and resource sharing which are networks P2P (peer to peer). The contents of ekart are free, in emission and diffusion, and it evolves/moves perpetually according to the artists who [...]
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Track-The-Trackers--- by annina ruest
TRACK-THE-TRACKERS is a non-pragmatic outdoor computing project: To those who choose to participate, it offers an expanded audible (not a visual!) experience of the proliferation of video surveillance in the urban public sphere. The mobile unit, the TRACK-THE-TRACKERS--- bag consists of a laptop, a gps-receiver, a generic computer mouse and headphones. [...]
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Map-o-matix by Yves Degoyon / Sergio Moreno / Jaume Nualart and more
Map-o-matix is a collaborative environment for creating and editing maps, the maps can contain physical elements ( oils ressources, telecomunication antenas, ...) as well as abstract ones ( human organisations, web sites, rss, ... ) and relations between these entities. Behind this tool is the idea of editing and publishing tactical maps, maps that are not only physical but also the maps of [...]
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GWEI - Google Will Eat Itself by UBERMORGEN.COM feat. Alessandro Ludovico vs. Paolo Cirio
We generate money by serving Google text advertisments on our Websites. With this money we automatically buy Google shares. We buy Google via their own advertisment! Google eats itself - but in the end "we" own it! By establishing this model we deconstruct the new global advertisment mechanisms by rendering them into a surreal click-based economic model. [...]
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The Meta Technology by Luca D'Angelo
Meta Technology is a new type of technology. Meta Technology takes the standard input-process-output flow and modifies it. Meta technology weakens technology so it slows down enough for you to examine. It's a very special, pioneering strategy to understand technology.
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How Hetero by Stockholm Pride
The theme for Stockholm Pride 2009 is [Hetero] were we focus on how heteronormativity effects the everyday life of homosexual, bisexual and transgender persons, the consequences it brings and how it effects the society as a whole. Part of the heteronormative environment is defined by how we connect specific words to norms en perceptions of how a "real" man och woman should be och behave. [...]
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Evil by Tom Scott
This site randomly displays the private phone numbers of unsuspecting Facebook users. There are uncountable numbers of groups on Facebook called "lost my phone!!!!! need ur numbers!!!!!" or something like that. Most of them are marked as 'public', or 'visible to everyone'. A lot of folks don't understand what that means in Facebook's context — to Facebook, 'everyone' means everyone in the [...]
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