The revolution of ‘big data’ is re-shaping many aspects of daily lives at a global level. Much of the excitement around data streams is not their capture but what can now be done with the data. In parallel, and at the same time, the advent of rapid digital production has changed the jewellery landscape.
‘Flaneur’ is a project that explores how we live our daily lives, what this offers in terms of personal data and how we might start to think about what data to store or incorporate into our lives and in what way.
Yang’s work offers those people who are enthusiastic for life, an opportunity to see their everyday urban life reflected directly from data visualization. In effect making treasure from their experiential millennial lifestyle.
Using the basic information from clients storage (and sharing) of healthy lifestyles through record apps from their walking or jogging routes in cities, Yang has developed a deeply personalised jewellery collection. 3D jewellery forms are designed to present 2D data visualisation manufactured through a 3D print technique, so that every individual has an opportunity to wear unique jewellery.
Using London as the pilot city ‘Flaneur’ can be rolled out across global cities and allows mobile urbanites to build a collection of jewellery that creates a innovative record of their life and travels.