Interceptor

Ares Pedroli – Interceptor

The Golden Shield Project is a censorship and surveillance programme run by the Ministry of Public Security of the People’s Republic of China, which aims to intercept potentially unfavourable computer data by filtering certain keywords in search engines.

Diploma project (2021) by Ares Pedroli

Tags
web, motion design

Currently, excessive surveillance in China prevents citizens from freely expressing their ideas online.

Interceptor is a variable font that uses a system of ligatures to transform censored words in China into animated symbols. As a result of this process, optical character recognition (OCR) software is unable to detect the meaning of a sentence, so that no censorship can be implemented.

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