‘All My Love: Matters of the Heart and Mind – Diagrammatic Drawing No 23”, 2020 (ongoing series)
A1 translucent paper, highlighters and black ink pen

An ‘Exhaustive Event’ considers the probability of all the possible outcomes for an experiment under consideration. For example, if rolling an six-sided die, the outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 are collectively exhaustive, as these numbers cover the entire range of possible outcomes for the experiment. [1]

‘Data Exhaust’ or ‘Exhaust Data’ are terms to define ‘the trail of data left behind during the activities of users’ who use the internet or another computer system. Part of a broader category known as ‘Unconventional Data’; which includes ‘geospatial, network, and time-series data’, is not purposefully created by a user, it is generated behind the scenes, recording what websites a user visits, what links they click, and where their mouse hovers on a webpage. Though this data provides insight to help improve the online experience, it compromises the privacy of the users habits, who are often unaware they are being tracked in this way. [2]

[1]Online Source:Exhaustive events in Probability – W3spoint. Source Cited: 9th February 2021

[2] Online Source:What is Unconventional Data? – Definition from EU Glossary”. Source Cited: 9th February 2021