Ministry of Misinformation
Ministry of Misinformation is part of the Humanside series.
People are flowing into the future city, and so is the wave of data they bring. The data flows over the city, sticking to the physical. Layers and layers of pixels over the old bricks, transforming our streets, hiding in our homes, showing up on store shelves, manifesting desires, calculating possible behaviors, driving decisions. But what if people become discontented with this future in which big data becomes inextricably enmeshed with the realities, desires and decisions of those living in the physical world? If increasing amounts of data flows into the city, how does it change how we relate to the city and who is using this data to influence us?
The Ministry of Misinformation is an emergent digital movement to distort reality by distorting urban data. These City Hackers are beginning use the trust in the digital layer to subtly change the flow, behaviors and perceptions of how others interact/perceive the city. How can you hack how people relate and create to the virtual and physical by changing the connection between those two layers? Welcome to the Ministry of Misinformation. In a reality made by data, fiction and reality merge in a world you cannot just trust.
The Ministry of (Mis)Information Manifesto
- The data flows over the city, sticks to the physical. Layers and layers of pixels flows over the old bricks, driving decisions and desires crossing the virtual and physical.
- Reality is made by data, fiction and reality merge in a world you cannot just trust. Reality is what you make it.
- You are a part of this: We are everybody, everywhere . You are us, even if you don’t know it