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In the last 20 years companies like Yahoo, Microsoft and Google have created the internet to what it is today. In that time these companies prospered and got more hold on the internet to such a rate that they were being carefully watched by copyright organizations, goverments and consumers. The software suite that you design with, the web standards you stick to, the ways you distribute and display your works are pretty much determined by these great powers. This influences the work of designers, artists and others and they should be aware of this. If someone does not want to be obstructed by these power structures they should know how these power structures work and where there is room to experiment. If you learn now how to deal with them you are better prepared for future power structures.

I show my thesis Loskomen van machtsstructuren using the terms of use of four power structures (Google, Apple, Microsoft and Adobe) projected on four banners. Every word in my thesis is being scanned in all four terms for matches with an algorithm. When there is no match an error message occurs.

The Big Four