Interactions with jewellery objects while they are being worn are often sub-conscious or habit-related. As such, often the most conscious interaction occurs at the point of putting on or taking off the jewellery, rather than whilst it is being worn. Remember to Forget? proposes conceptual designs for jewellery pieces, which contain RFID (radio frequency identity) tags and other hidden technology. The jewellery box tracks and records when and how long the piece is worn for, based on the time it is absent from its place in the box. The more the piece is worn the brighter the glow from the box, the less the piece is worn the darker the box becomes, gradually fading into the background. This information could be a reassuring reflection of significance or a reminder that it is time to change some habits.
Ludlow is based in Belfast, Northern Ireland and works as Research Assistant at Interface: Research in Art, Technologies and Design.