The Morning GIF: Project Mayhem
Anonymous is a great daily source of many things: chaos, resistance, hacking, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, agitation, and (of course) lulz. Until now, they wouldn’t be your first choice for GIFs.
Project Mayhem is Anonymous’ long-term culture jamming art project. It’s nebulous, but basically it seeks to present, through art of all kinds, a disruptive, creative alternative to quotidian Western reality. It’s billed as The End of Fear, and loosely inspired by the Project Mayhem from Fight Club. And as in Fight Club, you have to trust Tyler.
Imagine we purchase a USB drive.
Imagine we take it to our workplaces.
Imagine we pretend we have to work late hours.
Imagine we accumulate all sort of evidences about illegal deeds.
Imagine Conscientious insiders worldwide begin to expose all lies.
Imagine we code an extremely simple interface so that anyone can do it.
Imagine we all synchronize our clocks to act at the same Time, on the Winter Solstice, the 21st of December 2012 at eleven minutes past eleven local time.
From the 12th of December 2012, to the 21st of December 2012, people all over the world upload the evidence of illegality, corruption, and fraud they have gathered to TYLER.
Imagine we leak it all.
TYLER is Anonymous’ long-anticipated peer to peer sharing program, something like Napster, but encrypted and outside the reach of the RIAA. Of course, RIAA might have a different opinion about that. It officially launches Nov. 5 (remember!).
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