Think about the way you use the internet. How do you communicate, how do you present yourself. Think of the possible ways data is collected about you, a cast self of biometric data and amazon orders? How are you perceived through the information you share?
PROXYBODY is about collectively producing alternate identities for each other’s privacy. In the workshop we will produce concepts for wearable objects that lend us an alternate identity. Using a game of secret santa in which participants are randomly assigned another workshop member, participants will research the assigned person online, locate an identity within the found data, design a wearable object to help them transform into the alternate persona and ultimately anonymously gift the identity. Are you the sum total of your data?