I am a New York-based researcher working in the arts and interested primarily in the hybrid possibilities emerging between living things and computational systems. My collaborative explorations synthesize expert knowledge of artists, scientists, engineers, art fabricators, curators, and conservators. In a professional reseach capacity, I have worked as Director of Research at Anicka Yi Studio for over four years, providing critical research and development for projects ranging from kelp sculptures to autonomous floating machines to paintings made through machine learning. I hold an MFA in Design and Technology from Parsons School of Design where I have also designed and taught several original graduate courses as well as core curriculum coding and design courses as a part-time faculty member. I participated in the NEW INC Year 7 Creative Science Track and am an ongoing community member there. NEW INC is a New Museum-led cultural incubator dedicated to supporting innovation, collaboration, and entrepreneurship across art, design, and technology.



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Professional Research Direction

Symbionts, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, 2022

ÄLñ§ñ, Gladstone 24th St, New York, 2022

Anicka Yi: Intelligent floating machines inspired by nature, TED: A New Era, Vancouver, 2022

Metaspore, Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan, 2022

In Love With The World, Hyundai Commission, Tate Modern, London, 2021

May You Live In Interesting Times, Venice Biennale, Venice, 2019

We Have Never Been Individual, Gladstone, Brussels, 2019

Recent Exhibitions and Curation

Symposium Sensory Ecologies, Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan, April 2022

Shadow Metabolism, Solo Exhibition, Pratt Institute, Department of Architecture, NY, March 2022

Guest Lecture Series: Simulated Life, Fluid Machines, and Hypernatural Studio, Design and Technology, Parsons, NY, 2020-2021

Writing and Editing

Anicka Yi: Metaspore, Catalog, Editor, Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan, Sept. 2022

Anicka Yi, Hyundai Commission Catalog, Associate Editor, Tate Modern, London, May 2022

The edge of life-as-we-know-it: Aesthetics of decay within artificial life and art, Technoetic Arts 19, June 2021

Soft Rot, Sweet Rot, Bitter Rot: The Politics of Decay, Heichi Magazine, May 2021

As If They Were Thinking: New Aesthetics of ‘Thought’ in Machine Learning, Proceedings of Art Machines 2, City U HK, June 2021

The Viral Medium: Interview with Pei-ying Lin, Decompose, April 2020

Biologizing the Infocene: Interview with Michael Sedbon, Decompose, April 2020

Fermentation as Transmaterial Alchemy: Interview with TJ Shin, Decompose, March 2020

Metabolic Efficiency as Design: Interview with Andrea Ling, Decompose, March 2020

Hypernatural Manufacture: Interview with Jiwei Zhou, Decompose, March 2020

Militain Us, The New Inquiry, 56, November 2016

Virulence in the Virtual, The New Inquiry, 54, August 2016

Unfit For Consumption, The New Inquiry, 48, January 2016

Decompose Institute

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Teaching at Parsons School of Design

Sustainable Systems, Parsons First Year, Core Curriculum, Spring 2022

Simulated Life, Design and Technology, Original Graduate Course, Spring 2021

Fluid Machines, Design and Technology, Original Graduate Course, Fall 2020

Hypernatural Studio, Design and Technology, Original Graduate Course, Spring 2020

Core Studio: Virtual and Networked Environments, Design and Technology, Spring 2020

Core Studio: Creative Systems and Methodologies, Design and Technology, Fall 2019

Core Studio: Virtual and Networked Environments, Design and Technology, Spring 2019

Code 1: Creative Computation, Design and Technology, Fall 2018

Teaching Assistant, Immersive Storytelling, University Liberal Arts, Spring 2017