Yes, the event was about 3 months ago, and we’re just getting around to posting about it. If you’re not familiar, the Big Brother Awards are an annual ceremony that highlights the grossest invasions of privacy inflicted on us by Government, Corporations and in some cases, ourselves (apparently govt. & corps are just people too! Who knew?). Here in the Netherlands the show is organized by our friendly local defenders of digital human rights, Bits of Freedom.
We were asked to create the website for the event, and volunteered to extend our work to various other materials and media necessary for the promotion of the event. Besides the site we created the event poster (shown here in an older blogpost, also available to download in print resolution) and desktop backgrounds (widescreen 16:10 & oldschool 4:3). The graphics projected at the event itself you may have caught on the news, you can also check out the many photos taken. Lastly there’s the Jury Report, shown below and also available for download here (.pdf).
Big winners on the night were our pals at Trans Link Systems, responsible for the severely botched implementation of the Dutch public transportation chipcard. Props where due though, their CEO did show up to collect the award and speech to a heckling crowd, consisting in part of the various hackers and journalists responsible for busting their shit wide open. Good one guy.
The Winston Award (for lifetime achievement in defending the digital realm and being generally awesome, I think) was awarded to Rop Gongrijp, who contrary to previous rumors was not seized by a SEAL team during the event and is hopefully still being left alone to do his work instead of being pointlessly persecuted by the US DoJ .
If you want to catch up on what went on here’s video, provided by Engage!