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A prototype of the Unlogo filter, replacing store signs with the disembodied heads of the CEOs of the respective companies.

Unlogo is a web service that eliminates logos and other corporate signage from videos. On a practical level, it takes back your personal media from the corporations and advertisers. On a technical level, it is a really cool combination of some brand new OpenCV and FFMPEG functionality. On a poetic level, it is a tool for focusing on what is important in the record of your life rather than the ubiquitous messages that advertisers want you to focus on.

In short, Unlogo gives people the opportunity to opt out of having corporate messages permanently imprinted into the photographic record of their lives.

From the Berkeley Net Art exhibition:

Project Created: 
June 2010
 


note: filtered videos are not watermarked. That would be pretty ridiculous, right?

I just launched the Unlogo kickstarter campaign.   Please be the first (or the next) to contribute!

 

Unlogo is a web service that eliminates logos and other corporate signage from videos. On a practical level, it takes back your personal media from the corporations and advertisers. On a technical level, it is a really cool combination of some brand new OpenCV and FFMPEG functionality. On a poetic level, it is a tool for focusing on what is important in the record of your life rather than the ubiquitous messages that advertisers want you to focus on.

In short, Unlogo gives people the opportunity to opt out of having corporate messages permanently imprinted into the photographic record of their lives.

From the Berkeley Net Art exhibition:

 

Thanks to Steve Dietz, Jaime Austin, and Richard Rinehart for putting Unlogo in the Berekely Net Art exhibition.

 
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