ProjectsVirtual Reality

Signature: Actions Have Consequences

Signature is an immersive virtual reality experience created by Akshansh Chaudhary, a graduate from the Parsons MFA, Design and Technology Program, that raises awareness on the impact of sharing personal data. Since people prioritize convenience over identity, this project offers an opportunity for critical evaluation of the choices made by humans.

The early research phase of this thesis project indicated that there is an absence of significant careful consideration during technological adoption. The imprudent acceptance of “free” things germinates vulnerabilities in the use of personal information. For instance, the use of any service requires the acceptance of Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy, which are always accepted but never read.

Therefore, Signature is focused on the younger generation, who should be thoughtful users and influencers against surveillance capitalism.