Visualizing Digital Identity Thesis
We cannot see what our digital identity looks like or view what it says about our behavior, feelings, or actions that are stored online. The data that is collected by surveillance from our smartphones builds a fragmented and distorted reflection of ourselves. This stockpile of our data and this mirrored self it creates have become an increasingly valuable commodity that fuels the surveillance economy. While the existence of these datasets is not always obvious, they are attainable by request while the reflection of yourself they create is a heavily guarded secret. By working with these requested datasets, I apply visual communication methodology to visualize what my digital identity could look like. These visualizations become representations that invite and reveal critical reflections that may have not been realized before.