Repurposing the Barbican Centre's gargantuan cloakroom area into a dystopian data collection bureau, Ministry of Measurement examined our inherent discomfort about the hidden value institutions and companies place upon our data.

In a climate of frequent media revelations concerning alleged breaches of supposedly secure and private personal information, and in the increasing commodification of our data and behavioural patterns and currency to be exchanged for online services, how then do we both evaluate and negotiate these interaction? 

Is it possible to make informed and considered judgements about the current and the future implication of such transactions, or are we increasingly forced to make leaps of faith? 

Our intellectual and emotional dilemmas at this point of exchange were amongst the key themes examined by thickear in Ministry of Measurement.

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