Embassy of Data

The Embassy of Data, a multi-day programme during the Eindhoven Design Week 2017, had an aim to raise awareness of the possibilities and opportunities presented by data but also the threats and inadequacies. An exhibition, a varied programme of workshops and serious games, and an international conference introduced visitors to some of the questions around data and its often invisible impact on our everyday lives. What data are being collected here? What kind of data will be stored, where, and for how long? Who is in charge? Which rules are being followed? The Embassy of Data seeked to help people understand a process that normally takes place invisibly and/or behind closed doors.