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By using a familiar analogue in nature and learning, we can shed light on a topic that is typically obscured by its technical complexity.

By using a familiar analogue in nature and learning, we can shed light on a topic that is typically obscured by its technical complexity.

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Kyle commented on Surveillance Frog

Hi Ricardo Menendez -

Thanks for the feedback! Glad frog dissection is more universal than I realized. :D I would love technical suggestions on surveillance layers. I am a non-technical visual designer, so that's where I'm approaching this challenge from. Identifying a user as the frog and showing tech providers as the dissectors was my primary goal, but I could see expanding on the idea to be more specific.

Will check out your idea now!

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Kyle commented on Surveillance Frog

Hi Robyn Hwang - I may have oversold my knowledge of cybersecurity. ;) While I do work in the industry, mine is a non-technical role in marketing and design. So my knowledge of the tech is pretty general and simplified. My reasoning for this concept is more abstract and I really enjoy the idea of getting beneath the surface and exploring what's not immediately visible. When we interact online, we do it for obvious reasons - shopping, paying bills, communicating, reading/watching, etc. But while we are doing that, the surveillance is occurring in secret, basically. We don't see it or even realize its happening outside of a EULA or site roadblocks (seen since GDPR went into effect). I suppose connections could be drawn between specific methods for that surveillance in the anatomy of the frog (IE the muscles as connecting various pieces of the surveillance apparatus). Would appreciate any technical help anyone can provide on that and I will also look for more ideas among the entries here.

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Kyle commented on Crypto Visuals

Wonderful visuals. The idea of abstracting an image in a familiar way (paint or other traditional media) is intriguing to me and is a good way of drawing out meaning in a technical topic. You could also play with scale to show a more literal meaning or picture; ie zoom out on an abstract image until something recognizable appears.