Licence to Mask

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Imagine that you were walking around in your hometown wearing a mask and disguise hiding your face, your body and your clothes.

  • How would people on the street react?
  • Would you be able to do business?
  • How would you feel  joining a neighbourhood meeting that way?
In old Venice, wearing a special society mask and disguise called "Bauta e Tabarro" in daily life and work was common among the citizens, not only during the Carnival period. The use of the society mask was based on an anonymitiy concept which was regulated by government and widely accepted for several hundred years.

This website is dedicated to the exploration and discussion of the ancient Venetian anonymity concept.

Could it be suitable as a model for modern internet anonymity and pseudonymity concepts?

So if you are interested - don't hesitate to



(c) Johannes Wiele 2010