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Diploma project, ECAL 2021

in BACHELOR GRAPHIC DESIGN

by Ares Pedroli


The Golden Shield Project is a censorship and surveillance programme run by the Ministry of Public Security of the People’s Republic of China, which aims to intercept potentially unfavourable computer data by filtering certain keywords in search engines. Currently, excessive surveillance in China prevents citizens from freely expressing their ideas online.


Interceptor is a variable font that uses a system of ligatures to transform censored words in China into animated symbols. As a result of this process, optical character recognition (OCR) software is unable to detect the meaning of a sentence, so that no censorship can be implemented.

Interceptor

Interceptor

Interceptor