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This is my data, this is me!

We share everything about ourselfs on the internet. Our data is who we are. Privacy, is keeping controll on what we share with whom.

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Sketch 1 (1,500 characters)

In this Sketch I tried to focus on which data we have and which data defines a (digital) person. We all share a lot of data. Big internet companies know everything, what we do, when we do it and how. We should try to keep controll over our data ourselfs (personal data mangement). It is our data and we should choose with whom we share it. In my image I try to show a person holding all here data, everything she is, her (digital) identity. She is holding the cards and doing with it what she wants. I like to keep my drawings simpel and colorful. Some might call it childisch. But I hope that it will make it understandable for people to see the concepts or dreams I want to share. For the objects (pieces of data) that defines a person I choose some things that I use a lot myself. But a lot of concepts are missing and a lot could be added. I would love to work on the idea. Which different kind of data do people share? How could we define a digital person better. Can people relate to the concept? I would also love to try this idea with printing techniques, or another technique. Maybe even using different materials. Would it give the idea a different meaning?

Sketch 2 (1,500 characters)

The internet consists of a lot of bigger and smaller players. All trying to collect as much data possible. A person holding all here data in her hand. She can choose with who she shares the data. While she is walking though a forrest of big data companies. She decides. If she wants to use Google, she will only share a part of all the data. In her backpack all her data is kept safe. This is kind of the same concept but completly different drawn than in Sketch 1. Again I used the same style for this sketch. Actually I am also not so found of the way the female looks and the way the companies are connected with here. For this sketch this was the best I could come up with, but working on that I would definitly do. If I could continue, I would like to explore maybe more complex terms: in the field of cryptography and hackers and try to explain them in this simple artform. There are so many drawings I want to make right now. Would be really nice to see what kind of ideas we (other contributors) could create together.

What have you learned through this sketching process? (1,000 characters)

I loved to watch all the other ideas in this Challenge! There are some really intressing and new views which I did not see or think about before. It has always bugged me, that people always make strong prejudices with words like: hackers, computers and cryptography. For some people it is really something magical, matrix like. Not something they think they could understand. I think they are wrong and trying to make it accessable for more people is really a cool thing. All the other participans are doing it as well. I really think that other participants are thinking the same and trying to explain it better as well.

Tell us more about you. (1,000 characters)

I am Ines. I finished my study computer science and in my free time I like to kayak, cycle, draw and paint. Currently I am working in the cyber security field. I really like to teach and tell people about computer science and cyber security. In my freetime I am a CoderDojo teacher, a volentairy initiative in which I teach children about computers and programming. I also wrote two children books about computers. My second children book (only in Dutch: "Hackers met hoedjes" meaning: "Hackers with Hats") is about computers and what you could do with them and includes themes like privacy, hackers and fake news. But then explained for children, or grandparents, or anyone who want to know. Because there is so much about computers and cyber that people do not know. I would love to help a bit in helping them understand, like with this challenge. As a kid I loved to make art, and for me drawing, art, music (maybe not being picaso) still are ways I can express myself.

Why are you participating in this Challenge? (750 characters)

I think this is a wonderful challenge: combining two hobbies of mine: cyber security and drawing/painting/printing. I hope that I am able to contribute to people their life or way of thinking, maybe to help them explain things better (using my images) or that the are inspired or encouraged to study a certain subject even better or make other images themself. Unfortunatelly I cannot remember how I found this challenge. I guess I found it on the internet. I kept it as a note for a long time, it was on my mind on and off for a long time, then I decided I should join. Even if I do not win, I really enjoyed drawing and seeing the other participans.


What is your experience with the field of cybersecurity?

  • I have considerable experience and/or knowledge in the cybersecurity field.

What best describes you?

  • I’m a cybersecurity professional with an interest in visuals.

How did you hear about this OpenIDEO Challenge?

  • Other

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  • Netherlands

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Hello Ines Duits ! Happy to see your contribution to the Cybersecurity challenge. How would you consider pushing this idea further? We've had a large number of very interesting creations, have you had a chance to browse other submissions? There's a very interesting conversation around cybersecurity going on!