In Immigrant Documentation, Linh Dao imagines a future where the immigration process mimics the ease, and flippancy, of our mobile culture. Here, the entirety of a person is distilled into data, barcodes, and numbers through a tracking system that likens “non-citizens” to tracking online packages delivery. Dao presents a powerful statement about the frightening simplicity and solutioning of design and its subtle dehumanizing side effects.
Linh Dao is a professor of Graphic and Interactive Design at Monmouth University. A designer and creative developer originally from Dallas, TX, her interest is in designing interactive digital products that explores blind spots of human behavior in the current political/economical context. Her core profile is in visual communication design. Her expertise is in branding and identity, packaging, user interfaces design, video game design and virtual reality platforms. Her list of clients includes Starbucks, America Scores, and many non-profits clients in the New York/New Jersey area.