We live in ‘surveillance society’ in which vast quantities of data are captured about us at almost every moment of our lives by every organization with which we deal and many which we do not know to be dealing with us, and are analyzed, matched, mined and inferences drawn from then on an industrial scale. (Lace, 2005)
I am interested in the social, cultural and ethical consequences of emerging technologies, using critical and speculative design as the medium to explore those consequences. I would like to create a Privacy Wonderland to probe the effect of new digital technologies on privacy and discuss whether it is possible to achieve total privacy while still getting benefits from technologies.
There are already five interventions ongoing which are INVISIBLE FACES, REFLECTIVE FACE, DISTORTION, UNDERCOVER, and CONFESSIONS OF THE DATA SET. I plan to refine, to broaden the possibilities, and to further analyze these interventions in the following weeks. And I will test the next intervention to better answer my question.
The result would be series of solutions: raising people’s awareness of protecting their privacy and knowing what the risks are, ensuring that we are prepared and educated for the brave new future, and creating a future that honors and respects personal privacy.