Identity 2.0: Exploring Digital Identities Through Art

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Workshop: Identity 2.0: Exploring Digital Identities Through Art

Who:Arda and Savena, Identity 2.0

Date:Wednesday, August 19th

Time:1:00pm EST / 5:00pm UTC+0 (Other times below)


Artists and techies aren't worlds apart. Both are trying to shape the future using the tools they have to hand. Creators of Identity 2.0, an art project which empowers people to explore their digital identity, will be joining us to share their story of how they started, what they've discovered and their artistic process. Using exhibitions, videos and memes, the artists are opening up the conversation about the data we give away to exist online.

This workshop is a great opportunity to:

- Find out how to use art to enhance your work, and advancing Internet Freedom - What their research has revealed about people’s perception of online privacy and security - Some of the challenges they encountered presenting different concepts.

// We will be hosting a 25 minute post-workshop networking exercise to allow folks to meet others who share their interest, and strengthen collaborations across various lines. Make sure to schedule in 25 minutes extra on your calendar, if you are interested in joining //

Identity 2.0 is co-created by Arda Awais and Savena Surana, two London based creatives. Alongside Identity 2.0, both work full time jobs, with Arda working as a designer and researcher, and Savena as a marketing officer for a non-profit. With a range of experiences in both the tech and creative industry, these two fight for diversity and transparency with a sense of humour.

>> Check out notes from other sessions here


  • Identity 2.0 creative art project that empowers people to explore their digital identity. Wanted to hold conversations about data in places that it did not exist previously, and hold the bigger players accountable.
  • They ran a workshop series to research the project.
  • Started building the community.
  • Definitely didn't have all the answers.
  • Their second project is Case Study: CTRL+U


  • People like personalized experiences
  • People want a safe space to talk
  • Immersive experiences and multimedia to keep attention spans longer
  • Have a personality and sense of humor
  • Keep it easy
  • For safe spaces, its nice to have a smaller group, have facilitation that is open and authentic with people, and enough time for people to discuss and feel comfortable. Have some folks that have familiarity with each other to create a more laid back background.