Back in 2007, with digital video communication tools such as Skype beginning to gain widespread popularity, the artist Amar Bakshi was sure that his grandmother living in the Washington, D. area would soon be having regular chats with old friends in her hometown of Lahore, Pakistan, whom she missed desperately. Bakshi realized that platforms like Google and Facebook often failed to encourage people to connect in meaningful, personal ways over long distances.
“We tend to use these technologies to share with our friends, and like what we like, and, you know, hide what we dislike,” Bakshi told .
A viewer in Washington steps into the “portal,” darkened to focus attention on the other participant projected on the far wall.
She or he then has the chance to have an intimate, one-on-one conversation based around the prompt, “What would make today a good day for you?
The concept of Rainbow was simple: using Skype, Yahoo messenger, Gmail, and a chat server accessible in the Middle East called Pal Talk, Parsi created a contact list filled with Iranians who identified as LGBT.
The contact list was then shared amongst members so that they could connect to each other.
To be outed as queer in Iran in 2001 would typically result in receiving 100 lashes.
Saucytime (Saucytime saucytime is a web app that enables Face Time video chat with real women. Cons: Web app only compatible with i Pad and i Phone. After the initial registration, no log-in or password is required.Having said that, you are probably not aware that all your phone calls and text chats can be monitored by the censorship authorities in China.And if you are aware, chances are that you do not consent to such surveillence.To comply with the government regulation, TOM Online is obliged to use a text filter in TOM-Skype.If a message is found to be unsuitable for delivery because of specific text, the message is simply not transmitted between the users.In Iran, though being gay is illegal, being transgender is not.