New York is known for a lot of things—taxis, bagels, Central Park, the subway—but it is not known for privacy. Privacy, in fact, can be pretty hard to come by. Last month, BMW Guggenheim Lab launched “Public/Private,” a new interactive project that explores our individual and collective experiences of privacy in cities around the world. In order to participate, you must first enter your information: gender, age and city. Next, you evaluate the level of privacy you seek in various locations in your city: workplace, home, school, parks, streets, etc. Finally, you rate your level of satisfaction with your city. Once your results are calculated, you can compare them to those of other users living in your city, and discover how your city’s collective data matches up to other cities around the world.
BMW Guggenheim Lab is an urban think tank, community center and public gathering space that seeks to address issues of contemporary urban life through programs and public discourse. The lab’s ultimate mission is the “exploration of new ideas, experimentation, and ultimately the creation of forward-thinking visions for city life.” Public/Private is a part of a study of privacy that began seven months ago in Mumbai.
Play the Public/Private game here.