Hell Hunt

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  • Hell Hunt

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  • Hell Hunt is an application based upon the use of so-called vision algorithms, a way of enabling computers to detect and distinguish geometrical configurations inside pictures. The active algorithm in this piece traces down the diabolic symbol of the reversed pentagram on images stored on the Internet. When the program hits an image that corresponds with the algorithm, it draws the lines of the hidden pentagram on it. Furthermore, it saves the address of the page and sends an e-mail to it, kindly demanding the removal of the harmful image. Combined with the growing paranoia surrounding the Internet the program puts forward important issues of censorship and the freedom of speech. The phrase: ”The devil inherent in the picture”, gets a new meaning.

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