LED Hacktivism

Literature Emitting Diodes is about reclaiming a medium of communication. Our point of departure was advertising, but there is another prominent use of LED signage, one that aims to modify viewers’ behavior even more directly than advertising: road signage. This type of direct, imperative language is ripe for appropriation, as seen in this recent case of hacktivism in Chicago. The Chicago Sun Times article below also cites previous actions along the same lines.

http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/construction-sign-hacked-flash-message-disparaging-mayor/

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