In Brief

An interactive installation at this year's Art Basel in Miami reminds us that many of our digital transactions utilize our personal data as the currency that drives them (nothing in business is free).

While Art Basel (Miami) took place a couple of weekends ago now, there was one particular installation that has lingered in our memories for its relevance to one of the most equally contested and ignored topics in the digital conversation: privacy. An installation developed by interactive firm Branger_Briz acted as a provocative reminder that the digital and social capabilities we assume to be free — like Facebook and many other social and digital properties — often come with the price tag of our personal data and privacy, which is in turn ‘archived, indexed and monetized.’ According to Branger_Briz:

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