A Los Angeles Neighborhood Disturbance… With Strange Origins?

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A thirty-foot pole with a robotic arm on top sits on a street corner in the town of San Pedro, outside Los Angeles. As pedestrians walk by, a giant eye at the end of the arm tracks them with a stream of light.

People are concerned. Is there a camera involved? Is this the newest form of public surveillance in an era of already-compromised civil liberties? Or is it a simple prank?

Actually, it’s a public art piece. And it’s name? Mojo.

Read more about how Mother Jones is driving the Orwellian future here. (PS – Can we sue for copyright infringement?)

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