As I wended my way through airport security in Atlanta this morning I partook of the informational video loop telling me about the great security technology the facility has in place. Chief among the topics was Automated Target Recognition. Immediately after that I passed by body-armored officers toting silencer-equipped assault rifles. Leave it to the government to create the most anxiety producing branding time and again. Could you maybe not make people feel like they’re just about to be lit up by skynet?
Sadly this is utterly unsurprising. At least they did not have a logo as terrifying as the Total Information Awareness program of some years ago.
I would love to be the artist commissioned by the government to provide a graphic representation of the Automatic Target Recognition system in action. I think I would start with guy-crushed-by-gate as inspiration and work from there.