This is my work in progress entry to the "Social Conscience":http://www.redbubble.com/groups/t-shirt-revolution/challenges/9923-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":http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,24568137-2862,00.html. 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.