THE WORLD IS AT YOUR FINGERPRINTS
















Our facial structures, fingerprints and irises are physical symbols of our identity, labelled scientifically as biometric data. With modern technological developments, we use biometrics as security measures in accessing and securing our digital devices. In the same regard, these forms of data act as symbols for social and political security when crossing borders, utilised through our passports and governmental systems.

Having our personal identification as data in such a manner allows us access to the world - either digitally through our phones or physically through travel; a virtual world and a real world. Yet in today's political and capitalist climate, alongside advancements in technology and growing sociological needs, it is our mobile devices that provide us with an easier, faster and more reliable way to access the world, compared to the constantly shifting and closing borders of our lands that make travelling more of a hindrance.


Our identity is becoming less global, and more so within ourselves:
at our fingertips.

The World is at Your Fingertips as a project tries not to suggest that a virtual experience of the world is a replacement of our world in reality. However, I do want the audience to consider how our perception of the world could be affected by these two different types of access and how this can be further ‘enhanced’ by the powers that control.















































                                   





                                                 
                                                         




















































                                                                          










    






























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