In one hand they held traditional glasses of bubbly, but in the other were sheets of paper they had filled with their personal data.
They wanted to know what would happen in a world where instead of vetting potential dates by their artfully posed selfies or carefully crafted dating-site profiles, we looked at data gathered by their computers and phones.
As use of data-gathering devices increases, it s a world that s just round the corner.
Elsden and his colleagues want to explore other ways we can use data that gets collected as we go about our modern lives.
Can we give people more control over it, make it more ambiguous or playful?
It asked for a host of specific numbers: shoe size, the farthest distance they had travelled from home, the earliest and latest times of day they had sent an email in the past month, their heart rate as they filled out the form.