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Bank’s don’t hold your money, they hold your data
12 October 2022 @ 15:00 - 16:15
24 years after Google launched their browser, we have slowly come to realize that the largest marketing corporation in the world built its business by encouraging us to give away all of our personal data. In stark contrast, financial regulations have existed for far longer that don’t allow banks to give away information about our most intimate of activities – what we spend our money on. However, for the past few years S,M,L and XL financial companies are starting to find ways into your bank account to understand how the personal data that is profiled in your spending habits can be used to make ‘your lives better’. Just like the personal data that you share through apps and devices, your bank account describes entirely your personal identity based upon everything you ever purchased. This leads us to the provocation that bank’s don’t hold your money, they hold your data.
This workshop will use speculative design methods that invite you to explore a series of preposterous, possible and preferred futures for your relationship with your bank as it changes from being conceived of as a place to store money, into a store of data.