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Data Art - Week 2: Quantified Self Portrait

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Process

My database, I collected all the plastic I consumed in one week, from Sep 09 21 to Sep 09 27 and designed them as a format of an orange juicy label:

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I preprocessed by washing with organic cleaner and dry them under nature sunlight, trying not to produce more waste.

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I noted all of them with the plastic type and amount. They represented my eating habits, drinking habits, mood status and life style.

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From the database, I can see:

  1. I'm home cooking heavy and ordered Chinese food sometimes.
  2. Trying to drink homemade coffee to cut the daily cost.
  3. Need more calcium because of the medical treatment I'm taking.
  4. Shopping groceries and clothes online.
  5. Need to do my hair every morning.
  6. Very stressful recently, the amount of cigarette and cola I consumed were way too much than I usually did.
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Being inspired by Lauren Singer and her Youtube channel "Trash is for Tossers", I decided to fill all the plastic into one juicy bottle, which means I have to thread them a little bit.

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