Parsons School of Design
BFA Communication Design
Thesis 2015

Parsons School of Design
BFA Communication Design
Thesis 2015

Jan-Luca Berger

In the post-9/11 era, whistleblowers have exposed our collective lack of data security and privacy. Consequently, the leaking of “private” documents have become accessible to anyone with an Internet connection. As the notion of privacy becomes restructured, we ask: what will the future of surveillance look like?

Bodily surveillance has already manifested itself through products that allow users to send intimate information (such as their heartbeat, etc.) to other users. This project predicts that a shift will occur regarding future methods of surveillance; one that begins with the State surveying its citizens, and eventually transforms citizens into units that survey themselves, and one another. This constant surveillance creates an internal sense of trepidation, which leads individuals to seek authentication for their actions. Furthermore, a surplus of aggregate information elicits a desire for accuracy, which may be determined through verification. Thus, these projects ask: what forms will individual consent and dissent take in this future of surveillance?

In order to avoid suspicion, one must allow their actions to be subjected to authentication by other individuals through participation in a behavior protocol, called Deception Immanent. This protocol requires an individual to consent to the application of authentication sensors to their body. Thereafter, their psychological status will be accessible to others that have consented to Deception Immanent. As emotional and physical states of being become tradable commodities, users unlock more secure avenues of authentic communication. Participation in the system removes suspicion, thus making non-verified individuals the subject of perpetual scrutiny.

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Carolina Acosta

Carina Adijanto

Kathryn Adkins

Rosa Antonieta Andia Pastor

Che Ying Au

Nadia Bakst

Kevin Ballon

Tess Barber

Mercedes Beach

Trey Bedingfield

Evan Bender

Jan-Luca Berger

Liz Bergesch

Gabriel Berrios

Bianca Rose Bono

Zoe Sarah Bortz

Margot Bravi

Harlie Brindak

Stefania Brusatin

Shamma Buhazza

Daniela M. Casado

Edgar Castro

Dahye Chang

Alicia Chen

Jiayi Chen

Taylor Childers

Sanjana Chimnani

Yerang Choi

Caroline Chriss

Gregory Conte

Rafael Cordoboa

Gina Marie Costa

Karen-Cristina Cruz

Rachel Darmody

Amanda DeGiuseppe

Brittany DiPeri

Dariel Ben Dominguez

Phoebe Feng

Mark Foss

Lindsey Frazier

Anais Freitas

Amanda Goldstein

MaryAnn George

Camille Gervais

Sarah Gonzalez

Jessica Griscti

Anissa Hanley

Christa Herchek

Albert Hicks IV

Deja Holden

Mu-Ti Huang

Cari Hume

Zachary David Hurley

Anushae Hussain

Nicole Ignacio

Lama Kaddura

Sul Kim

Ji Hyun Kim

Hyerin Kim

Sunghoon Kim

Green Kim

Felicitas Kofler

Joan Koo

Hannah Kramer

Taiji Kuroda

Jasmine Lam

Alex Lardaro

Liberty Leben

Victoria Lee

Jayne Lee

Stephanie Leone

Crysta Leong

Sara Li

Liza Littlefield

Christopher Lucero

Huy Luong

Briana Lynch

Rachel Mak

David Marte

Nelle McDade

Kelly Merole

Marie Mhina

Riho Mineta

Regina Morgan-Muñoz

Ayla El-Moussa

Baki Mumkaya

Summer Myung

Caroline Newton

Sofia Oom

Adrian Ortega Pedraza

Rusbeny Pichardo

Maria Putri

Auriel Rickard

Nancy Rivera

Simone Roark

Emalis Robateau

Hussain Salahuddin

Benjamin Sands

Ariel Saura

Taleen Setrakian

Wren Sieber

Phuong Tran

Hilary Tunstall

Ujvala Abirami Vemparala

Gosbinda Vizarretea

Claudia von Hillebrandt

Marcus Washington Jr.

Jocelyn Wu

Jasmine Yacoub

Brenden Ying

Horin Yip

Christelle YuanYuan Zhang

Katie Zheng