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Pop Rocks: Madonna's Secret Revolution, Neither a Secret Nor a Revolution, Discuss

Tuesday night, Madonna finally unveiled her new "secretprojectrevolution," you know, the one that we've all been waiting with baited breath for her to uncover? Oh, you hadn't heard about it? Or you didn't care? Both?

Since the summer, Madonna has been leaking trailers of a secret project to the media in the form of trailers for a short film directed by herself and the photographer Steven Klein. The secret project, which is hell-bent on starting a revolution, was officially released Tuesday night in a not-so-secret launch party, where the singer/"actress"/"director(?)/person premiered the film as well as what the big secret was. You are totally never going to guess. It's a... a... website!

No, it's not a website, it's a place where people from all around the world can start their own revolution by expressing their "personal meaning of freedom in the form of video, music, poetry and photography." So, it's Youtube!

Madonna is starting this pandemonium with Vice magazine and BitTorrent, the content delivery system. You can download the 17-minute video at the artforfreedom.com website and hey, while you are there, it's easy enough to also download the BitTorrent bundle and feel free to use it all the time.

Or you can upload your revolutionary artwork or video to the site, which may or may not be featured. I couldn't tell just yet if there is some sort of vetting process for what is acceptable "freedom of expression artwork," but I assume videos of your overweight cat wouldn't count in the "starting a revolution category." But wait, all you future Che Guevaras, before you upload your freedom, make sure to input your Facebook and Twitter handle for us so that we can track you, because nothing says sovereignty like a media company utilizing your online connections for predictive modeling and future profits.

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Abby Koenig
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