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Surveillance cams get party hat on George Orwell’s birthday

George Orwell’s 110th birthday recently passed on the day of June 25, and Dutch artists Front404 installed party hats on top of surveillance cameras in the city of Utrecht in a nod to the Big Brother state he wrote about in his seminal novel 1984.

As they explained, ‘By making these inconspicuous cameras that we ignore in our daily lives catch the eye again we also create awareness of how many cameras really watch us nowadays, and that the surveillance state described by Orwell is getting closer and closer to reality.’

Surveillance cameras wearing party hats
Surveillance cameras wearing party hats
Surveillance cameras wearing party hats
Surveillance cameras wearing party hats
Surveillance cameras wearing party hats
Surveillance cameras wearing party hats
Surveillance cameras wearing party hats

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