Você Está Lendo Minha Mente? (Are You Reading My Thoughts?): A Creative Storytelling Series on Data Rights [English]

“How would you fight back against corporatized mind reading?”

As part of our ‘creative fictions’ series, Privacy is Global is excited to bring you Você Está Lendo Minha Mente? (Are You Reading My Mind?). In this story, Sofia enters a library in Rio de Janeiro looking for an Octavia Butler book but ends up finding a portal to interact with her future self. That is when she is told about a time in which thoughts can be transparent... This story co-written is by Joana Varon and Lucía Egaña Rojas and produced in partnership with Coding Rights.

The ADAPT Creative fictions project assembled teams of fiction writers, activists, lawyers, comic book artists, comedians, audio engineers, and illustrators to think about how we could get more people interested in data privacy and digital rights advocacy through speculative fiction, humor, and new modes of communication.

To understand more about privacy and surveillance issues in Brazil, please see these resources from Coding Rights and listen to the previous episodes of Privacy is Global.


Script-writing: Lucía Egaña Rojas and Joana Varon
Illustrations: Clara Juliano
Script Editing: Laura Vidal, Marianne Diaz Hernandez, Laura Schwartz-Henderson
Sound Design and Mixing: Jimmy Garver
Editing: Elena Cazes
Music: Charles Antoine
Executive Producers: Laura Schwartz-Henderson and Laura Vidal
Sponsored by Internews and Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Washington DC