This is my work in progress entry to the Social Conscience challenge over in the T-Shirt Revolution Group. I am not entirely sure about the design, so feedback would be greatly appreciated.
My concept is based around the imminent censorship of Australia’s internet. If you haven’t heard, the Australian Government has put forward a plan to implement ISP level filtering of internet use, which cannot be opted out of.
The plan is supposed to tackle child pornography, which is of course a very important thing to do, but is this really the best way to do it? The filtering is said to slow internet speeds drastically and block harmless and legal websites. I read somewhere (but can’t find the source) that a website with information about breast cancer had been blocked by the test filters…
The filtering has been closely likened to China’s censorship, and is further painting Australia as a ‘nanny state’.
The whole thing makes me really angry, so i figured it would make a good topic for the challenge.
For more information, here is a useful link:
PS. The image i have used was part of a poster that was created in my honours project last year at uni. The concept of the image related well to what i wanted to do here, so i decided to re-use it.