Today, in conjunction with the US Department of Art & Technology, I launched my newest project, the Homeland Insecurity Advisory System. The Homeland Insecurity Advisory System (HIAS) is a public rating system that allows people from across the globe to determine the US Government’s Threat Level by collectively rating RSS (Rich Site Summary or Really Simple Syndication) feeds from major US news sources. Turning the “Homeland Security” threat level on its head, the HIAS system will allow the people to collaboratively challenge this internally determined (and seemingly arbitrary) threat condition by rating each major US news source according to its support level for or against the US Government’s actions. Finally, the citizens of the world have a voice in determining the threat level of the government itself. Feel free to rate one of the news feeds and place the threat level graphic on your website! (Special thanks to Jack Sternhaur III)

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