Graduation 2016 Project

Paul Beaudenuit

Department: Information Design


In the current age of data surveillance it can be hard to
know what happens to your private information. Giant internet
corporations are gaining access to every aspect of our
online lives. So what happens when those details are sold to
the highest bidder? This is where ‘Confidant’ steps in. Created
by Paul Beaudenuit, this company mediates between you
and the market, letting you decide exactly when and how you
want to cash in on your own data. The company also uses
your personal information to offer ‘free’ advice on anything from
buying stocks to the perfect holiday destination.
But, does the company really have your interests at heart?
It’s a lot of trust to put in a service provider. The company is
fictitious, for now. But who can tell what the future will hold?
In this way, Beaudenuit challenges us to think about the
value of data privacy and what we choose to share before
it’s too late.


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Photographs: Nicole Marnati