Meshu makes physical objects with your location

Posted to Data Art  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

Location data typically stays within the realm of online maps and digital check-ins, but in many ways it’s the most personal data that you can find. It represents where you are, where you’ve been, and where you’re going. Meshu, by Sha Hwang and Rachel Binx, is a project that takes this sentiment to heart.

Select and enter locations on a map or grab your check-ins from foursquare to create your own piece of unique jewelry — necklace, earrings, or cufflinks. Once you’ve got your design, you have your choice of acrylic, wood, nylon, and silver and you can pick from a variety of colors for each material. Hit complete, they’ll fabricate it, and you’ve got your own personal snapshot of life.

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