One of the first ideas that came to my attention when evaluating the ‘Marks and Traces’ project is the unlock code on phones. The omnipresent device of our times, the inseparable. We are so firmly attached, so protective of them, yet it’s not actually that difficult for anyone to gain access.
What makes you think that you ask. I am speaking evidently of two elements combined – the phone screen and fingerprint trace on the unlock code. A long time ago, I recognized how much of an impression of security the unlock key provides us. I observed looking at my phone at a specific angle, that after unlocking it even once, there is a distinct mark of my code imprinted on it, the giveaway.
One of the most common traces of human existence in the modern world, it made me reflect on humanity marking itself on the planet Earth, sadly, mostly in a negative way, and what we as individuals could do to change that. I stay optimistic and do what is in my power for my personal footmark to be the one to be proud of, one that benefits the world and the planet.