Liberté, égalité, fraternité, surveillance

photo by David Henry: http://www.davidphenry.com with his very kind authorization. 🙂

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21 responses to “Liberté, égalité, fraternité, surveillance

  1. darkvador69

    excellent !:D

  2. claudeb

    I'm speechless. This is all that needs to be said about the modern authoritarian state — and it doesn't even have many words.

  3. Mickeyjoe-Irl

    Liberté, égalité, fraternité,

    You could also add irony.

  4. slackwrdave

    Wow. What a find! I do like France though. :heart:

  5. pfelelep

    note the camera is on the "fraternity" word, and not on the "liberty".that makes sense, somehow…

  6. Liu

    ça sent photoshop… 😦

  7. slackwrdave

    Originally posted by Liu:

    photoshop

    I was thinking that was a possibility.. It was fun anyway.

  8. hungryghost

    beautiful!

  9. claudeb

    Nope, I doubt it's Photoshop. You can see where the cable has been buried in the wall and plastered over, behind and above the camera.

  10. Liu

    Felix, It's quite easy to do with Photoshop but can be true on the same time. Sometimes virtual and real are so close ! 🙂

  11. claudeb

    It may be easy to do, I don't know. But would you have remembered to add that little detail?And yes, the symbol is important either way.

  12. pfelelep

    Could be photoshop, as it's soooo easy to do, but kinda be true, ans it wouldn't surprise me to find a camera on a gov' building.Anyway, it's more about the symbol, isn't it?

  13. anonymous

    Anonymous writes:I'm not an expert but I don't think it's photoshoped. Nothing obvious anyway. The shadows for instance, are quite right.

  14. anamorphose

    salut Philippe, c'est moche, cela me fait penser au livre d'Orwell « 1984 ». Et en Grande-Bretagne l'exécutif fait diffuser par sa police les images des personnes ayant participé aux émeutes.http://www.lejournaldepersonne.com/2011/08/catch-a-british/

  15. anonymous

    Anonymous writes:It's not Photoshopped, I put my own picture of this at http://www.davidphenry.com/Paris/paris588.htm There you can see Photoshopped versions behind the real picture if you like…

  16. pfelelep

    Oh, I believe you are the real artist behind the cropped picture.You don't mind if I'm posting this on my blog? I re-used the pict from "thisisnthappiness.com", I had NO IDEA it was from you.

  17. Mickeyjoe-Irl

    I thought of your post when I saw this.But it turns out that this one is faked.

  18. pfelelep

    @Mick: it somehow reassure me if it's a montage. But the main idea of being overwatched is still here.I red somewhere that Ray Bradbury, the author of Fahrenheit 451 dislike internethttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Bradbury#Personal_life

  19. Mickeyjoe-Irl

    Originally posted by Ray Bradbury:

    We have too many cellphones. We've got too many internets. We have got to get rid of those machines. We have too many machines now.

    I only know of the one internet. That's plenty for me. 😉

  20. anonymous

    Anonymous writes:My photo with the surveillance camera next to the words Liberté, égalité, fraternité is Not Photoshopped, except, naturally, where I put in the words surveillé and fiché. This latter manipulation, that's Photoshop!

  21. Liu

    Trop fort le gif 😉

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