Trace: A Marketplace for
The final form of the digital fingerprint takes shape as I develop the code to transform personal data into a system of numbers that can be interpreted as shapes. There are two layers, each coming from a different set of numbers generated from the data. Separating the layers into two colors, it becomes clear how the fingerprint is formed. Using a 30 person data set, I test the viability of the program to generate unique and visually compelling digital fingerprints.
With my data set, I mock up what a marketplace for stolen identities might look like. I anticipate its functions and develop a visual identity based on the contradictory messages such a site must embody: a secure and trustworthy source that sells stolen data.