Critical Changes

Designer: Rosa van Koningsbruggen – TU/e
Loe Feijs

The Humane Datanome

Who are we in relation to our data?

The historic Human Genome Project of fully sequencing human DNA was one of the most fundamental undertakings into understanding (and expanding) our human identity. With reference to this and ideas of the ‘selfish gene,’ the Humane Datanome project explores how we could gain insights into both ourselves and our position in complex data ecosystems by analyzing the data harvested from us in our day-to-day lives. Each Humane Datanome is a map of 22 websites visited (inspired by a chromosome map minus the male and female chromosomes), including information about cookies installed by these websites. What is your digital DNA? How does it intersect with your identity and indeed exert its own influence on you?