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Workshop: How to Make a New Identity

31 Jan 2014


As part of the Symposium “Without Sin: Freedom and Taboo in Digital Media” organized by Dr. Donna Leishman, IMPRINTS Project ran a workshop conducted by artist and activist Heath Bunting last Wednesday 29th of January at the VRC/CenterSpace in Dundee.

Using ‘identity blueprints’ that could be followed depending on personal circumstances, Heath showed the participants how to create new legal, digital identities.

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Participants engaged and formed teams to create new identities with brand new names, email accounts, telephone numbers and even bankcards. The one-day workshop proved to be very interesting, useful and engaging for everyone according to the feedback we got at the end of it.

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Over lunch the different teams introduced their new identities and discussed their reasons for creating them.

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The workshop finished with very interesting discussion about the lines between digital and physical identities and tips for keeping the digital ones ‘safe’ and ‘protected’.

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