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Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses2020 ➔ Signature: Actions Have Consequences


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Akshansh Chaudhary (designer)
Katherine Moriwaki (thesis advisor)


May 4 2020


Signature is an immersive virtual reality experience that raises awareness on the impact of sharing personal data. Since people prioritize convenience over identity, this project offers an opportunity for critical evaluation of the choices made by humans. The early research phase of this project indicated that there is an absence of significant careful consideration during technological adoption. The imprudent acceptance of “free” things germinates vulnerabilities in the use of personal information. For instance, the use of any service requires the acceptance of Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy, which are always accepted but never read. Therefore, Signature is focused on the younger generation, who should be thoughtful users and influencers against surveillance capitalism. The VR environment in this project presents a glittery paradise of the internet giants persuading the user to share personal data. The level of data in the environment fluctuates based on the choices made by the user.

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