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Digital Communication Jewelry: View of the Otaku Subculture. A Master Degree project by Xiangyin Shi

 
Published: 12.05.2020
Xiangyin Shi. Brooch: Hey! Listen! #1 #2 #3, 2019. Sterling silver, copper, brass, mini speaker, wood, found objects, acrylic paint, steel (pin).. 7 x 5 x 4 cm. Photo by: Xiangyin Shi. From series: Digital Communication Jewelry. Xiangyin Shi
Brooch: Hey! Listen! #1 #2 #3, 2019
Sterling silver, copper, brass, mini speaker, wood, found objects, acrylic paint, steel (pin).
7 x 5 x 4 cm
Photo by: Xiangyin Shi
From series: Digital Communication Jewelry
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Intro
This research aims to incorporate technology into jewelry form, making jewelry for digital communication. It introduces the Otaku subculture within the context of digital culture and technology and uses this point of view to define digital communication, investigate its changing modes, and explore people’s social relationships in a digital world. This research leads to a new concept: Digital Communication Jewelry, which triggers communication between people and devices, creating a more comfortable environment and a more friendly experience. The research introduces and examines the jewelry’s functions, forms, mythologies, and finally, the relationship between maker and users.