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Felix Mollinga

Department: Man and Activity
Website: www.felixmollinga.com

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WHAT
A pinball machine that visualises the flow of personal data, making kids aware of their online tracks in a playful way.

WHY
Children grow up in a digital world without understanding the true value of personal information. Through their smart phones and tablets they leave traces all over the internet without realising it. This fun game shows the score and boosts awareness.

HOW
Sixty balls represent the data, which cover all aspects of daily digital life — from chat history to photos and online purchases. They bounce past interested parties: data traders, the government, supervising authorities and criminals. Hitting the data-trader pop-bumpers wins you points, but beware of getting hacked: then it’s game over.

QUOTE
Do we continue to play this game, knowing that we forfeit our data?

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Copyright: Design Academy Eindhoven
Photographs: Nicole Marnati