This project was inspired by the book Dear Data. It recorded a year-long process of two information designers, Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec, who documented and shared their lives via postcards of data drawing.

 

They live on different sides of the Atlantic, just like Helene Hanff and Frank Doel in 84, Charing Cross Road. Although the overseas mail has slowed down the speed of communication, it deepened their friendship and connection more than just through virtual social media.

 

My pan-pel and I were obsessed with this creative idea. So we selected one subject every week such as outfits, music, group pressure and we have lasted for ten weeks. The experience was quite interesting and we conceived Dear Data as “personal visual diary”. It turned out that visualized data helped us get to know each other better. Most importantly, to know ourselves through neglected details in life.

 

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作品的灵感来源于《亲爱的数据》这本书。它记录了两位视觉设计师 Giorgia Lupi 和 Stefanie Posavec 用手绘数据记录日常行为,在整整52周里,用邮寄明信片的方式交换彼此的百态生活。

 

她们各自生活在大西洋的两端,纽约和伦敦,就像《查令十字街84号》里的海伦·汉芙法兰克·铎尔。漂洋过海的信件虽然放慢了通信的速度,但相比虚拟的社交媒体,却加深了彼此之间的友谊与联系。

 

我和朋友都对这个创意无限的想法跃跃欲试。于是我们开始了十周的探索,每周拟定一个主题诸如穿搭、音乐、群体压力等等。整个过程都十分有趣,可视化的数据变为可以编译与解码的游戏与谜题。我们不仅更了解了对方,也从日常容易被忽略的细节中发现了与认知中不一样的自己。

 

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The Subject of Each Week

每周主题

 

Week 1: Social Media            社交媒体

Week 2: Food                 食物

Week 3: Desire               欲望

Week 4: Inspiration From Music     来自音乐的灵感

Week 5: Being Alone     独处

Week 6: Outfits              穿搭

Week 7: Group Pressure      群体压力

Week 8: Weather          天气

Week 9: Learning Time       学习时间

Week 10: Sleeping Position and Lullaby    睡姿和安眠曲