Privacy

Projected dataviz and infographics during a live theatre performance

A dramatic investigation of the digital age, provoked by the revelations of Edward Snowden, Privacy draws on interviews with journalists, politicians and analysts. The play asks the audience to reflect on how much we give away when we interact, buy, or share selfies online and to think about how governments and corporations collect and use our personal information, and what that means for our security, our identity, and our future.

Through the use of dataviz techniques and projected infographics the play exposes the implication of most of what we do online or that has a digital record: web searches, email, text messaging, online payments, social media, selfies metadata.


Year 2014


Client Donmar Warehouse Theatre


My role Information design & Dataviz


Credits
Josie Rourke, Director
Lucy Osborne, Designer
Richard Howell, Lighting Designer
Christopher Shutt, Sound Designer
Michael Bruce, Composer
Anthony Lilley, Interactive Content Designer
Duncan McLean, Projection Designer

Reviews

“Necessary, instructive and long overdue”
Sunday Telegraph

“An important piece of theatre… Rourke has directed another stunner”
Whatsonstage

“Theatre doesn’t come much more topical than this”
Evening Standard