Terms & Conditions



I am back in NYC. I put up the documentation of Terms & Conditions, which was exhibited at the Tobacco Warehouse during the Amber Festival in Istanbul.

Terms & Conditions are often written for legal regulations but they are never read by consumers, as a result consumers are often exploited by agreeing on these unreadable terms. You know the “I agree” phenomenon. In this piece, terms & conditions of five social web services are re-written using a custom typeface. The resulting images are generated by three processes: me typing the words, the program deciding on the size of each letter each time I hit the key, and the instructions for the fonts. With this piece we both recycle unread terms & conditions text and point to the moment where people give away their rights to the capital.

If you want to try it, here is the first version of the program written in 2005.

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