The United States Intelligence Community (IC) is a federation of separate United States government agencies that work separately and together to conduct intelligence activities considered necessary for the conduct of foreign relations and national security of the United States. Member organizations of the IC include intelligence agencies, military intelligence, and civilian intelligence and analysis offices within federal executive departments. The IC is led by the Director of National Intelligence, who reports to the President of the United States.
Among their varied responsibilities, the members of the Community collect and produce foreign and domestic intelligence, contribute to military planning, and perform espionage. The IC was established by Executive Order 12333, signed on 4 December 1981, by President Ronald Reagan.
This book is an archive of the source code of these agencies’ home pages, harvested on the 24 June 2013 for Kenneth Goldsmith’s PRINTING OUT THE INTERNET exhibition at LABOR, Mexico City, 26 July to 30 August 2013.
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I’m not even going to try to tie this into the news or make it seem at all relevant, because to be perfectly honest, it’s perfectly random. But look! It’s neat! Pleasantly geometric Dutch tulip fields seen from a bird’s-eye view.
“These fields have already been endlessly photographed,” says London-based artist Mishka Henner, “but these satellite images offer a new perspective on a well-established visual cliche.”
The series was created in response to American artist David Horvitz, who asked various artists to submit work on the theme of flowers. He then created a digital, printable bouquet (still available for download here).