Please Enable Cookies

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Please Enable Cookies is an interactive installation where I offer passersby homemade cookies in exchange for personally identifying information, such as a person’s date of birth, mother’s maiden name, or home address.

Each cookie is priced in points (i.e., 7 points for Chocolate Chili Fleur de Sel, 5 points for Peanut Butter Coconut Curry, 10 points for Brown Butter Rosemary Snickerdoodle. etc.), and each piece of personal information is worth a certain number of points. The participants choose what combination of information they are willing to submit in order to meet the price of the cookie(s) that they want.

Digital cookies are what websites use to collect information about users. My installation is intended to highlight the way we use information as currency (whether we know it or not) to acquire things that are simply for entertainment or amusement.