Xiangyin Shi was born and raised in Hangzhou, China. She is a jeweler and an educator. She received a B.A. in accessories and is now pursuing 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.
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This series of brooches celebrates the digital world in a funny but ironic way by creating three virtual friends for protection, communication, and encouragement. The project “friends” not only aims to make people laugh, but also critically questions the emptiness in people’s souls as well as this beautiful but sad world.