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What is the meaning of identity?  Do credit and debit cards contain our identities?

I collected text and hand-drawn responses on a range of questions related to identity from people around the world via Amazon Mechanical Turk.  Their answers are presented on a large board that asks the visitor to swipe his or her credit card to initiate a sequence of flashing lights that eventually lands on a single response for the visitor to read.

The piece is meant to highlight the contrast between our inner definitions of identity with those embedded in credit cards by exposing the random process triggered by the credit card swiper.

I find the rear workings of the piece most beautiful, along with some of the specific responses and drawings.