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The ‘My Data, My Self’ Exhibition

A walk-through with Chris & Caroline

By Design Informatics, DDI and Imagination Lancaster

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We are recreating our in-person exhibition here in Edinburgh and Chris Speed and Caroline Parkinson will walk you through the exhibition, navigating the journey of the lives of three people (Eric, Anna and Hugo) who have co-designed new ways of living with their personal data. Each of our three subjects track their data to help them in their daily lives.

This exhibition explores their data needs and expectations and how they were being met by corporations, also being confronted with speculative design prototypes showing the breadth of what can be done with data objects. Inspired by these provocations, Eric, Anna and Hugo designed their own prototype to solve their bespoke data problems.

Along the way, the exhibition will unpack the ethical challenges that Eric, Anna and Hugo face as large commercial and civic organisations control how their data is used.

At the end of the experience, you are invited to walk through three doors that represent how you would like your own personal data to be managed in the future: Eric’s cautious way, Anna’s open process, or Hugo’s entrepreneurial path.