We are under surveillance. This is art against invasion of privacy.
(Source: The Daily Mail)
Above is a list of words that the Department of Homeland Security tracks on social media outlets in some convoluted effort to build a database of the pseudo-intellectual ramblings of college dudes who “get it.”
This information was released to the public about a year ago and is making its rounds online once again, so we decided to have a little fun with it in the form of a Bedlam social media art event! You don’t even have to be some kind of lit geek to participate – if you can read and operate a keyboard, you are eligible!
If you want to get in on a little civil disobedience and maybe even send a message to the DHS, just write a flash fiction piece or some poetry using as many of the words on these lists as you see fit and post it on your preferred social media site. Just make sure to tag Bedlam Publishing (@bedlampublishin on Twitter!) so we can read what you’ve come up with!
We won’t limit you to a topic, so don’t feel restricted to condensed versions of 1984, but we do ask that you avoid writing something that actually sounds like a terrorist threat… we want to make a point, not get innocent people in real trouble!
The most enjoyable pieces will be re-posted on our Facebook page and shared via Twitter and if something exceptional crops up, we may even feature it here on www.bedlampublishing.com!
We’ve even made the lists easy to download or print for easy reference after the Bob Ross picture below!
-Your Pals at Bedlam Publishing