As we spend more of our time online, our actions and interactions become more and more entwined with digital data. But this data is as fickle as the servers that host it, and beholden to the companies that store it. How can we preserve the data that we generate? How do we form memories from our experiences online? One solution is to pull it out of the digital realm and into the physical, in the form of custom, generated objects.
In this talk, Rachel Binx will explore the myriad forms of personal data inputs and manufacturing outputs available to us today. She will share insights from her two companies, Gifpop and Meshu, and explore what it means to create physical objects from our digital data.