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Anonymity is our only right, and that is why it must be destroyed (University of Cambridge)

Farid, Mark (2015) Anonymity is our only right, and that is why it must be destroyed (University of Cambridge). [Performance]

Type of Research: Performance
Creators: Farid, Mark

Culminating a residency with Collusion, in partnership with Arts Council England, the University of Cambridge, and The Technology Partnership, 'Anonymity is our only right, and that is why it must be destroyed' was a 'performance talk', which took place during the Cambridge Festival of Ideas, as St John's College, University of Cambridge.

A panel discussion focusing on Farid's exhibition Data Shadow (2015), culminating with the artist Mark Farid sharing the login details to his digital life, which included, but was not limited to, his social media account login details, Apple ID, and his (closed) online banking details. Inviting the audience of St. John’s College to take, use and share his accounts as they please, Farid attempted to live without a digital footprint for the following 6 months.

Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: digital privacy, digital intimacy, surveillance, data privacy, the self, digital art, nature vs nurture, performance, new and digital technologies
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Central Saint Martins
Date: 26 October 2015
Funders: Collusion, University of Cambridge
Related Websites: http://www.data-shadow.com/, https://www.newstatesman.com/science-tech/2015/10/artist-gave-out-all-his-login-details-and-passwords-public-heres-why, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKD5rxMonBI, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VSKK1hYDrk, https://vimeo.com/150530997, https://we-make-money-not-art.com/the-agony-of-a-life-without-privacy-or-with-too-much-of-it-an-interview-with-mark-farid/
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St John's College, University of Cambridge26 October 2015
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2022 11:45
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2022 11:46
Item ID: 17478
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/17478

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