In response to contemporary social phenomena, while the term 'privacy' as we perceive it is constantly changing, Kacper HamiltonLondon-based designer and I, designed INCOGNITO - a series of wearable accessories to disrupt tracking operate by 'big brothers', to follow citizens' daily lives in a post-privacy era. In this particular project, I find great inspiration basing on Faraday cage mechanism that functioned as a dominant form motives in the product design in a variable mesh made by parametric computational design.

Privacy is embedded in western cultures to such an extent that the UN declares it a fundamental human right. Yet on the other side of the world, an Orwellian governance plan, the biggest in history, is currently being implemented in China. By 2020, the ‘Social Credit System’ (SCS) will be mandatory for all of its 1.4 billion citizens. According to a citizen’s behavior, the publicly visible points-based system will reward or punish each individual with access to everyday privileges such as travel and education. For many in China, privacy doesn’t have the same premium as it does in the West. What if it became necessary for the SCS to be implemented in the West?

What if privacy were to be taken away from citizens by default?

In a near speculative future, an underground lab is crafting hack products for citizens who want to be incognito. Privacy has become extremely precious and is in huge demand.

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>> Exhibited at the JLM Design Week 2019
>> INCOGNITO at Frame Magazine

Photography Credit: Ran Ezra

Special Thanks:

Roei Sandovsky
Guni Kofman
Ziv Barcesat
Magenta Workshop
Alon Peretz


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