Backslash is an art/design project to promote need for debate surrounding the role of technology in protests. But all the devices are real and fully functional. We use current existing technology and modified them for a specific need.
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Der Künstler sagt:
Oliveira says many devices were inspired by stories from friends who had participated in the 2013 Gezi Park uprising in Istanbul, Turkey, and in Hong Kong’s 2014 Umbrella Revolution. They’re also based on his own experiences in his native Brazil during the country’s 2013 “Vinegar Revolt,” which began as a response to rising public transportation costs but quickly expanded to tackle larger issues of political corruption.