Pasquino, 2001-2002

updating methods for anonymous public satire

The Pasquino Project translated Pasquino, an ancient statue in Rome used as a public site to anonymously lampoon powerful people, into a website before social media became popular.

The project allowed anyone to compose and send anonymous nasty messages to a wide collection of B-list scam artists, politicians and corporations via email. The mail server operated from a site in Toronto. The software functioned as a Pasquino, prominently displaying and statistically tallying all public rants produced by its visitors while keeping those who voiced their anger anonymous.

Pasquino in 1550 by Nicolas BĂ©atrizet

Piazza Pasquino, Rome, Italy

Assisted anonymous messaging

Updated Pasquino, Toronto

A collaboration with Natalie Tan. Thanks to Tom Leonhardt.