Wednesday, May 8, 2013

I thought this was a joke

But I guess I am still wearing my rose colored glasses afterall.
Attention Londoners: Big Bobby is watching.
That's the message of posters plastered along London's bus routes earlier this week to assuage riders' crime fears.
But the posters are having the opposite effect on privacy advocates, who say the artwork is creepily reminiscent of the all-seeing authority described in George Orwell's 1984.
The posters show a red double-decker bus crossing a bridge as four floating eyes stare down from the sky. The eyes' pupils are the symbol of Transport For London, the city's mass-transit provider.
"Secure beneath the watchful eyes," the poster says. "CCTV and Metropolitan Police on buses are just two ways we're making your journey more secure."
The eyes-in-the-sky imagery startled Perry de Havilland, who ran across one of the posters at a bus stop in his Chelsea neighborhood.


1 comment:

  1. Randomly looking at this post, and "Brave new world" is playing somewhere in the house.