The VOICE GEMS series is a vibrant, unprecedented meditation highlighting the most remarkable, influential, and critically endangered voices on earth.
The colors and structure of the three gemstones are generated in real-time from human voice recordings and data. The project aims to become the world's leading voice and art archival project, celebrating an already powerful selection of voices creating a viable alternative to the traditional diamond.
In 2019 Reeps100 (Harry Yeff) created the first digital sculpture generated from the voices of two lovers. The work was used as a marriage proposal gift, replacing the traditional diamond gemstone and offering a viable alternative to an industry historically associated with environmental depletion and human conflict.
Every voice is unique, and with that comes unique fingerprint-like meta-data that can be used for bespoke and human centered generative design.