who points at whom in cyber conflicts?
The illustration humanizes an abstract pixel graphic with adding some vulnerability.
Sketch 1 (1,500 characters)
Who are the ones behind the mouse clicks? Who points at whom in cyber conflicts? The illustration tries to humanize abstract positions in cyber conflicts by giving the pixelized mouse-hand a human attribute: vulnerability. The infographic-like use of typography poses questions about characteristics of in "cyber" located conflicts whilst wondering where and when cyberspace becomes an actual real-world place where pointing mouse cursors becomes pointing rifles.
Sketch 2 (1,500 characters)
The piece suggests the humanization of cyber conflicts in finding real-world analogies asking about the differences and / or similarities of these two "places". My idea intends to find understandable approaches of explaining what is happening or what could happen beyond (the) screens. The abstract and anonymous altercation of different opinions, goals or threats in cyberspace shall be translated via metaphors into vivid pictures to actively discuss which range of intervention, damage or manipulation could be possible. This could help demonstrating the (dangerous) development of the transfer of conflict or even war into cyberspace. In contrast, this is visualized in playful-metaphoric yet serious manner that invites people to get in touch with the complexity of the theme.
What have you learned through this sketching process? (1,000 characters)
Mouse clicks have feelings.
Tell us more about you. (1,000 characters)
I am a freelance designer interested in adressing complex problems.
Why are you participating in this Challenge? (750 characters)
Friends brought me here :-)
What is your experience with the field of cybersecurity?
I have minimal experience and/or knowledge in the cybersecurity field.
What best describes you?
I’m a professional visual creator freelancer.
How did you hear about this OpenIDEO Challenge?
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