Privacy Analogue data shadows

From Gender and Tech Resources

Title of the tutorial Analogue data shadows
Kind of learning session Gender and Tech
Tutorial category Discussion
Duration (hours) 1
Learning objectives Visualising offline what we mean by 'data shadows' and thinking through news ways that these could be created in our everyday lives.
Prerequisites Facilitators should have a good understanding of 'data traces' online and offline, and the impact that these could have on our lives.
Methodology Ideally: take a polaroid picture of each participant, and write some 'metadata' on it – the place the photo was taken, the time, and the kind of camera used to take the photo.

If facilitators can't get hold of a polaroid camera, then ask participants to bring in a photo of themselves to the session, that (ideally) they don't mind writing on and using for the session.

Once metadata has been put on the photos of participants, give them back to the participants, along with a big sheet of paper and glue, and ask participants to draw the different data shadows and traces that they leave, associated with devices and online services that they use.

If possible, provide people with a variety of art materials – glitter, coloured pens, stickers, etc, and encourage them to use anything they like to express and visualise their data shadows.

Number of facilitators involved 2
Technical needs None
Theoretical and on line resources [[Theoretical and on line resources::Me and my shadow]]