Project Description



Data Physicalization

Accomplishment is an exploration of personal data tracking, wearable art, wearable technology, social media, and data physicalization. Each day I tracked my completed accomplishments, first on paper then by sewing spheroid masses onto a dress I wore for four months. By hand sewing each accomplishment onto my dress that I continually wore throughout the four months period, they became a part of my physical presence and identity. The work juxtaposes the immediateness of social media posts, and the separate identity we create for ourselves online which is often detached from our physical presence. The work also spoke to the use of wearable technology and the ability to track daily steps, sleep, emotions and other personal information as a standard practice. This data is often shared publicly online, however, these devices often remain invisible by their small size, camouflaged as watches, necklaces or hidden in pockets. As the dress grew each accomplishment became a burden to carry and maneuver through my daily activities.

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