Identity Marriage is a speculative ceremony for social interactions in the Republic of Privacy. The ‘True Name Device’, which facilitates private communication, information can be exchanged or exposed within the boundary of personal decisions.
The Identity Marriage addresses issues of identity ownership. Today’s digital technology exposed personal information and generates problems of data security up to identity theft. ‘Identity Marriage’ shows an alternative in which the individual is in total control of his personal information – by sharing them genuinely with someone they sincerely trust.
Thereby the project raises questions about the value of information and intimacy: What new sociological value can be derived from sharing personal information? How can people form relationships in this fictional nation? What can new technological devices support this new cultural system?