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Am I not a Number

A way of expressing that we and our informational selfs are indivisible and valuable despite the conveyor belt of surveillance capitalism

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Sketch 1 (1,500 characters)

The image is a person seeking freedom through the barcodes passing over a supermarket conveyor. We are all tracked through our purchases. Our profile is build from different data sources. As transactions these seem mundate and/or innocuous but together they form our digital twins.

Sketch 2 (1,500 characters)

Zoomed in version of the image.

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.

Location: City

Cardiff

Location: State / District

Wales

Location: Country

  • United Kingdom

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Photo of Dima Boulad

Interesting entry Ben Banks ! I like the theme that you are portraying in your sketch, and I was wondering if it would be helpful to zoom in on the human face more in your composition and make that the focal point, and the complex emotion of being trapped in this system. I recommend these two resources
that can be inspiring:
https://www.digitalartsonline.co.uk/features/illustration/how-show-complex-emotions-in-your-art/
https://www.artistsnetwork.com/art-techniques/composition/15-elements-and-principles-of-art/
Can't wait to see how this progresses next!

Photo of Ben Banks

Added a zoomed in section of the original. Does this get closer to what you were thinking?