Art installation uses a Raspberry Pi to show how stupid people can be with their data

Martin Hertig from Switzerland has created an art installation called “Sensible Data” that shows just how easily people give up personal data, and what the pitfalls of that are. You use an iPad to take your photograph and give your email address. The photograph is scanned by a Raspberry Pi to work out your age, gender, ‘beauty’ and mood and this information is then printed onto a faux “passport” for you to take away. The printing is triggered by holding an unidentified button for three seconds… which grabs your fingerprint… To hammer home the point of the lack of control of personal data, you are then emailed the details of a previous participant. You can read more about the installation here and see it in action below:

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