Music Video: Internet Saint or Online Demon?

Internet Saint or Online Demon? is a music video produced by Hudson’s Youth Project (Newham, London) in association with VOME, MasterCutz recording studio and MO-AM.

When we asked Hudson’s youth project if they would like to work on a participatory video project with us, we were expecting a talking heads documentary, looking at young people’s perspectives on online privacy. We did get one of those, but they also asked us if we could help them produce a music video. They presented us with this and we were rather impressed. Sadly, Hudson’s Youth Project closed in July 2011 due to funding cuts.

The video and the song touch upon many issues of online privacy, technology and surveillance, such as the sale of personal data, identity management, identity fraud. It emphasises the ambiguity of trying to figure out what are the best actions for young people to take in an environment of online ‘sharing’.


December 2, 2011