Description of campaign/project
Beyound critical writing and visual practise, this work is a software that analyzes images by itself and changes it based on face recognition patterns. This conceptual-virus, once opened, appends a black stripe on the mouth or eyes of every face found on each .jpeg of user's computer memory. It doesn't spread itself on other computers, only infects peoples memory - their photos - with the censorship symbol.
This new communication approach, beyond Good and Evil, makes a surprise to the user. The infected user open some photos (maybe days after running the virus without knowing about that) and see all censored faces. Wow! Who did it? When? Why? People are not used to intelligent viruses which changes images. It gives more questions than answers and let them thinking.
Radical communication thought cyberspace memories.
In our age, government censorship is becoming more and more used to control information and power maintanance. People can't read this or talk about that. This censorship-infection shows the user familiar people virtually censored by something that they even don't know what is.
Stimulate this debate is the main focus of the Damnatio Memoriae Virus, bringing power back to the people.
People are not used to read, or listen, with full attention, until we talk about them or what they are thinking. Use familiar faces from user's memory to express propositions is far away better than horny models. Questions are better than answers and imagination is more powerful than knowledge.
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a conceptual-virus that appends a black stripe over user's photos
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computer scientist, software writer, cyberspace theorist.
As a software-writer mastering in semantic web and reasoning, collaborative platforms developer, I was the first wikileaks mirror on Brazil. Leading Anonymous Operations on cyberespace, now I'm recontextualizing activist artificial intelligence on viruses.