Metadating: Exploring the Romance of Personal Data

Metadating’ was a future-focused speed dating event where single participants were invited to ‘explore the romance of personal data’. Participants engaged in reflection and self-tracking prior to the workshop, and created ‘data profiles’  which they used to ‘date’ other participants. We used this fun and provocative context to investigate the potential social role of personal data as it is used to communicate and illustrate identity. The project highlighted the value of ambiguity, a human aesthetic, and opportunities for designing future data services which afford a range of human relationships with data in everyday life.


Data Collage