Screening Circle was inspired by the tradition of the quilting circle: a group of people who make a quilt together, each producing small squares that are later sewn together. Screening Circle reinterprets this popular craft tradition in the context of interactive electronic media. As you draw in this circle you may notice icons changing, because other people are drawing at the same time.

The title refers to the screen because it is not a material product that people are making with this tool-like artwork. The products are composed of flickering light that can be "screened" in a variety of ways.

Screening Circle is uncensored, except in so far as the graphics are low-resolution by design. How low-resolution must a picture be before it is inoffensive? Uncopyrightable? How high-resolution must graphics be before they are expressive and valuable to protect as "free speech"?

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