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“Log In or Sign up” is a book of short stories and poems that revolve around digital surveillance and its effects on the self and society. The writings explore how the digital surveillance ecosystem affects our behavior and self-image in ways that we might not even realize. The context is our digital lives in a time where we rely more and more on the internet for our daily activities. The writings attempt to portray the emotions we go through while using the digital platforms designed to extract our personal data.
The book also addresses the responsibility of design in creating advanced digital surveillance methods created by companies such as Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft. For example, through the gamification of social media, deceptive presentation of data protection rights, and curation of content for emotional effect.
The project analyzes methods of digital surveillance and makes the readers aware of their position within the surveillance ecosystem. It demonstrates how, on the internet, our mere existence becomes a raw material that is taken and turned into tradable commodities in an almost unregulated market. We are the “users” whose actions are manipulated and surveilled by companies.
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