Take back your opinion!
YOUR DATA MIRROR
An Instagram project with and for young adults.
YOUR DATA MIRROR WORKSHOP
We are starting a new phase of the YOUR DATA MIRROR project and are looking for a partner organization for the joint development and implementation of creative workshops.
YOUR DATA MIRROR is a non-profit project developed with and for young adults aged 15-19. In an entertaining and surprising way, it shows the dangers of unreflective media consumption and educates about the risk of data-driven disinformation campaigns.
With a new workshop format, we want to reach people from the target group directly in order to strengthen media literacy in social media and increase interest in data security and democracy.
We are looking for a collaborative partnership to continue the valuable content and creative solutions that the project has generated. Building on the capacity and expertise of the partner organization, we can jointly adapt our game-based workshop concept and lead the mentoring process.
We are looking for a partner organization with:
• thematic focus on digitalization and democracy
• Interest in implementing and/or co-designing new workshop formats
• spatial capacities and an existing network of participants and mentors
• sustainable reflection on social media usage
• sustainable debate of the topic through action and play
• encourage individual actions for data protection
What we can offer
• the YOUR DATA MIRROR project landscape consisting of an interactive web experience, knowledge hub, and editorially controlled social media campaign
• involvement of the target group in the development of workshops through co-creative development formats
• cooperation with the TinkerTank creative lab, which has been effectively implementing their method for playful mediation of technology and digitality for young people for 10 years
• mentor training for the partner organization's network
• resources for joint fundraising
Time and Contact
The workshop is expected to run from November 2023 to November 2024 after a testing phase, with an extension planned. In order to develop and test the format together with you and the target group in advance, we would like to start initial discussions about the possible collaboration in April 2023.
We are very excited about your interest in YOUR DATA MIRROR and will gladly send you further information about our project proposal by email.
Kaj Schlicht, E-Mail:
Never before has it been so easy to participate in political discourse as it is today. At the same time, there have never been such sophisticated technical possibilities for opinion forming. YOUR DATA MIRROR empowers young adults to counter the manipulative power of data analysis-based social bots.
The YOUR DATA MIRROR Experience is a web application that has a lasting effect, stimulates thinking and motivates concrete action. The experience is based on young adult’s own recognizable data and uses storytelling and a unique visual aesthetic to create a powerful immersive experience. It creates moments that click – moments that initiate a real change in consciousness.
These experiences motivate users to research background knowledge, which is presented in varying degrees of detail on the YOUR DATA MIRROR Portal. Our goal is to turn knowledge into action, so we offer concrete assistance in steps that are easy to implement. For example, on how to secure personal data or change one’s own online behavior. In this way, we help young adults regain sovereignty over their data.
We will launch the YOUR DATA MIRROR Experience on Instagram, reaching the target group where it is currently active. With this YOUR DATA MIRROR appeal strategy, we anchor the topic in the target group, creating broad awareness on the issue.
YOUR DATA MIRROR is a participatory production. It was developed in a co-creative process together with interested young adults and our creative partners in our lab. The non- profit organization Tactical Tech was particularly involved as content partners. But also Amnesty International Deutschland supports YOUR DATA MIRROR in terms of content. The media implementation was undertaken with NEEEU, The Kissinger Twins and AGProp. Freie Universität Berlin is supporting the project scientifically with its Human-centred Computing research area. And of course, YOUR DATA MIRROR will continue to be monitored, criticized and improved by young adults.