Stray Data


May Kolanj
www.maykolanj.se ︎︎︎
ma-k1988@hotmail.com ︎︎︎



Stray Data is my project that I came up with in light of the society's lack of credibility due to the control over media. That has become the source of most of our information that we circulate and promote without checking its credibility, or even fact-check the information we receive.


Due to that the amount of the disinformation that has become a phenomenon sweeping over the society and making it lose its credibility. Leading to the transition between the truth and the untruth.
I believe that I'd never be able on my own, to make a drastic change, but rather, motivate and encourage others to participate in the hoped change .My goal with this project is to engage as many people as possible and motivate them to take responsibility and make efforts in searching for the truth and fact checking before adopting it.

I started manipulating some words with the printer; the results were that I changed the words, by stretching, distorting, extending, and narrowing them to the point that some of them lost their shape completely, so that they became unreadable just like the transformation from the truth to the untruth when dealing with it without responsibility. 
The participants will get the opportunity to take part practically in the project through the QR code that they will scan on their mobile phones, where they will be able to interact with these ideas and apply them. Hopefully this will generate their desire for change in the future.
Many times the truth is as obvious and clear as daylight. Yet we are the ones who overlook it, trying to focus on what we want, ignoring the truth and what it wants. If you yourself say I do not see it, this does not mean that it does not exist. It is there!  But all we need is to keep looking for it until we reach it. Once the participants scan the code, they will find a huge digital projection of the word TRUTH.

The word is actually taking most of the area of the stairs, what the participants should do is to try sticking to their own space and avoid stepping on the truth lines.



Truth is born in a specific form and in a unique shape.
But sometimes with circulation and spread, it changes in terms of form, content and even in size.
        It starts as a drop and end as an ocean, or vice versa! The truth is variable, it might change depending on our opinions, ideas and just what we want to see!






We're born honest and pure. As children, we don't deceive or lie. We don't even bother thinking about tomorrow.. But as we age, our needs increase and we face difficulty in accessing and obtaining them.
        Here we find ourselves in an endless cycle of conflict between our values. Then we begin to gradually compromising our values for our goals and what we constantly strive to obtain.

When we are at the age between 65 and 70, we reache the stage of satisfaction. Only then we start focusing more on how to make the most our lives. You cannot give nor influence people's credibility but you can definitely build yours. Stand in the range of the age group to which they belong.
        They will find the shape of the word is constantly changing and moving just as it is our real life, where the credibility changes, and sometimes to the point of distortion where it becomes so confusing and unclear.
Here's a challenge to try getting the best readable form of the word credibility!


I called this example "measure of credibility", where the participants, are going to stand in the range of the age group to which they belong. They will find the shape of the word is constantly changing and moving, just as it is in our real life, where credibility changes, and sometimes to the point of distortion where it becomes so confusing and unclear.
        The participants and, by using their own phones, are going to image capture in a challenge to get the best readable form of the word CREDIBILITY.


Note: The "measure of credibility" is not based on a scientific basis, but on a point of view that will motivate our pursuit of higher credibility in a funny way.










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