The NSA Archive

  • The NSA Archive
    RISD, 2016

    The NSA Archive is an exploration of the emails sent back and forth between NSA staff following Edward Snowden's leak, coupled with imagery from "Cryptolog," an internal NSA newsletter. Text from Kate Crawford's essay, "Asking the Oracle" is contrasted with the NSA files. The NSA's secrecy and redaction moves are emphasized through physical alterations, such as cutting out NSA-masked sections, perforating dotted lines and debossing crossed out lines.