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Rethinking Global Identity 2004

I just followed a link from Jason Kottke's site to Bryan Boyer's site and read about his winning entry in I.D. Magazine's contest for a Global Identity Card.

Bryan challenges the usual methods of identification as being too mutable and asserts that we are better described by places. He say we are better identified by our answers to questsions such as Where have you been? Where are you now? Where are you going? Where did you begin? Where do you wish you were?

Here's what would be illustrated on my card:
prev - SJC, Mountain View
now - SFO, Castro
next - MMR, SXSW Interactive
born - SCK
fav - SFO, Castro

There's a surprising amount of my personal story in that little bit of information. Much more so than in
corrective lenses

Posted on March 7, 2004 at 04:41 PM in Dinah - introduction | Permalink


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