Why the Online Identity & Data Ownership Debate Matters

3 May

excerpt from emergent by design
The Future We Deserve

At the moment, commercial entities know more about our preferences and behaviors online than we do. With all the services out there that facilitate social interaction, there is still no easy way to connect with people with whom we share affinities, and then to effectively exchange information with them or collaborate in a meaningful way.

Our online identity and data *should* be our right to control, so that we are empowered to make better decisions about our lives and well-being, find potential collaborators or kindred spirits, or generally create more meaningful and valuable relationships. It’s worth asking:
What would a people-centric web look like?
What if it felt more like walking through a town commons and less like walking through a shopping mall?
How could identity and trust be built into the architecture of the internet?”

we at starbucks business cards for final exhibit!

3 May

be careful ladies and gents!

28 Apr

video from abc
Gawker Article – Match.com Sued by Woman over Sexual Assault
This is why I was very careful my dates and always made sure my roomie checked in with me…Thanks to Sarah for the link:)

the 8 phases of dating :P

28 Apr

see the other phases

landing page

25 Apr


site inspiration

19 Apr

I like Alexei Shulgin’s simple use of check boxes to toggle through his different animations.
Form Art animations
Alexei Shulgin’s Site

thesis love pt 2

18 Apr

Tech bubbles happen, but we usually gain from the innovation left behind. This one—driven by social networking—could leave us empty-handedThis Tech Bubble Is Different
great article on the minds behind site analytics and target advertising and the possibilities of such technology when focussed in other areas (such as genome data analysis used towards finding the cure for cancer!)…thanks justin
on another note, wish i’d started my thesis using feltron’s daytum via tiffany:)
thanks rachel 😛


17 Apr

my site has been updated w date data:
more to come…
and some important notes from the final crits to focus on going forward with my project:
-think about setting specific, artistic rules/guidelines
-make the site more exploratory > take out the navigation bar and make it more of an interactive experience of the data

updates from my wonderful thesis friends pt 1

17 Apr

missed out on this one friday the 13th (march) thanks jon for the link and how about the post underneath it!? name your price, a prostitution dating site?

Alone Together

12 Apr

The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Sherry Turkle
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