Xiangyin Shi was born and raised in Hangzhou, China. She is a jeweler and an educator. She received a B.A. in accessories and an M.F.A. in jewelry at SCAD. Xiangyin research interests focus on technology, digital culture and its relationship with young adults. She uses sterling silver with alternative materials to make playful jewelry, which triggers communication between people and devices, helping the outside world to connect with the wearer’s inner world.