Festive Surveillance Cameras Celebrate George Orwell’s Birthday

June 28, 2013 | Andy Cush

What better way to mark the 110th birthday of the writer behind 1984 and Animal Farm than this? A Dutch art group called Front404 decorated surveillance cameras in Utrecht with pointy little party hats on June 25, because even the eyes in the sky can appreciate the late literary great and his disturbingly prophetic vision of the future.

Front404 explains:

By making these inconspicuous cameras that we ignore in our daily lives catch the eye again we also create awareness of how many cameras really watch us nowadays, and that the surveillance state described by Orwell is getting closer and closer to reality.