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When the body senses itself internally and localizes its actions, it provides the basis for a material sense of self-existence. At the same time, the mind registers the sense of an agency with free will, the sense of being, the cause of voluntary action. Among all interoceptive experiences, respiration is the only one that we can regulate directly. There are many psychophysical breathing exercises to help self-regulation and reflection, that, combined with meditation and yoga, are designed to restore natural, smooth breathing appropriate to the physical needs of the body.
Masque is a psychoacoustic system that manipulates the user’s perception of their own respiration by providing false auditory feedback. By deliberately misrepresenting the wearer’s sense of their own breathing, Masque can cause bias in behavioral and cognitive experiences without any explicit instructions or stimuli. Users hear synchronized respiration sound from Masque as their own and react naturally to the synthetic body signals.
Do you know how you feel?
MIT's 'Orbit Weaver' Turns Astronauts into Spiders - Motherboard VICE
The me Convention, a unique conference and festival event, aims to connect bright minds across all industries in order to shape the future. A collaboration between Mercedes-Benz and SXSW, the first me Convention was held in 2017 at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, Germany. As proven leaders in innovation and leadership, Mercedes-Benz and SXSW bring together global leaders and pioneers across art, music, technology, science and more, to inspire unique conversations and the exchange of knowledge.
I am very honored to be invited to me Convention 2018 along with a great lineup of speakers, including Claire L.Evans, Stephanie Lampkin and Britt Wary. Look forward to seeing everyone in Stockholm this September!
En Orbita was always intended to be a dialogue between science and music- an expression of how music connects across spaces, cultures… and potentially dimensions.
July 15, Le Poisson Rouge in NYC marks the third-ever edition of the festival, with a lineup for the ages. The festival will see performances from none other than the godparents of Latin American Psychedelia, Os Mutantes. Also sharing sounds is the outstanding and recently buzz-heavy Yonatan Gat- the former member of Israeli garage rock outfit Monotonix who recently has been captivating international audiences with his brand of spiritual noise. Martin Rev from the legendary band Suicide will grace the space. Lee Ranaldo and A Place To Bury Strangers represents New York´s noise, Boston-based Chilean band Breaking Forms blesses the stage with what’s been dubbed Bubbly Space Pop, and Tres Warren from the band Psychic Ills is releasing a new project with Berlin based, chilean architect and artist, Alfredo Thiermann called “Land In Sky”.
Nicole L’Huillier and Xin Liu, of the group Space Exploration Initiative from MIT Media Lab, will be presenting the work they have done which explores the connections between sound and vision, as well as what human expression means in outer space.
I will host open studio time at Second Sunday on this coming Sunday, June 10th.
Second Sundays is a free event series presented on the second Sunday of every month in Pioneer Works, Brooklyn. The program features open studios with current artists in residence, live music, exhibitions and participatory programs exploring art, science, technology and education.
Very honored to join Pioneer Works this summer as a technology resident, where I will work with both their tech lab and science studio.
Pioneer Works is a cultural center dedicated to experimentation, education, and production across disciplines. Through a broad range of educational programs, performances, residencies, and exhibitions, Pioneer Works transcends disciplinary boundaries to foster a community where alternative modes of thought are activated and supported. We strive to make culture accessible to all.
Come to visit our Second Sunday events where I will host open studios :)
Honored that my work Orbit Weaver is invited in the exhibiton of annual of contemporary art of China at Mingsheng Art Musuem. Beijing.
Very honored to be invited to share thoughts and projects works from our studio slow immediate (Xin & Gershon) in CAFA. Specially thanks to Prof. Song Xiewei, the dean of Design School to host the talk. Hope to see some friends in town.
Red Chair Auditorium, CAFA
June 4th, 7pm
Join us for this unique opportunity to converse with the residents of Cycle 29 of MAD’s Artist Studios Program—Emily Oliveira, Emiko Shinozaki, Katya Grokhovsky, Andrew Bearnot, Dana Melamed, Esperanza Cortés, and Van Lier Fellow Xin Liu —on May 19th!
- Musuem of Arts and Design
I shared some thoughts with a group of real-doers in the arts & tech community （艺术创作与科技发展）, from both China and NYC. The president of the Shanghai Theater Academy also delivered the opening keynote and I am still feeling inspired by what is happening in China.
Returning for a fourth year, ArtTechPsyche celebrates human expression at the intersection of technology and the arts. This annual symposium run by Harvard’s Digital Futures Consortium is a unique collaboration between Harvard Arts and Humanities Research Computing (DARTH), the Harvard Library, and Arts @ 29 Garden. We invite you to join us on Friday, March 30, 2018 at Arts @ 29 Garden.
Explore the creative process and its impact on emerging technologies. Discover the ways in which technology shapes us, and conversely, how the artist continually challenges and informs technological development. Interact with cutting edge art installations and software demos to experience the world in new ways. Meet like-minded faculty, staff, students, researchers, and colleagues of any skill level while exploring new projects and collaborations on and around campus.
My talk: STARTING OUT BREATHING SLOWLY
Breathing matters. The experience of breathing in and breathing out prepare us for moments in life. The life-supporting, all the spontaneous and involuntary actions that undertaken every moment shape our unconscious mind-body relations. My work pays close attention to our shared experiences and the interdependence of psychological, emotional, cultural, and perceptual actions. In the rise of qualified self, our basic activities have become sites for monitoring and improvement. On our expedition beyond the earthbound, our bodies are re-designed and instrumentalized. Facing a more measurable and manageable future, are we lost in the schemes of control and governance? In this talk, I try to bring light back to the sensitivity of self, staring out breathing slowly.
Dermal Abyss won the SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards in the SciFi No Longer category. Thank you for everyone who voted for us!!!!
The 21st annual Interactive Innovation Awards presented by KPMG recognize the most exciting tech developments in the connected world. Hundreds of projects entered for a chance at the top honors in each of 13 categories. New for 2018, AI & Machine Learning has been added to recognize the emerging developments in the field of “thinking” digital systems.
After reviewing hundreds of applications, our Advisory Board of Interactive Innovation Awards jurists selected the following finalists from around the world. In each of the 13 categories we’ve named the top 5 entries launched in 2017 — the connected world’s best and most forward-thinking — in fields ranging from and machine learning to digital security to smart cities and beyond.
My great honor, as the Arts Curator of the Space Exploration Initiative, to present the works of artists, designers and scholars who imagine our future in the when humanity strives Beyond the Cardle.
Space will be hackable. Space will be playful. Space grows ever more accessible to the space enthusiast—through the reach of DIY instruments, experiments, sensors and satellites, and soon through a new age of space tourism and exploration. This opportunity to design our interplanetary lives beckons to us.
Join us at the MIT Media Lab on March 10, 2018 as we envision, design, hack, and build our space future! We'll hear from industry leaders in "New Space"; titans of the great satellite and probe missions; innovation engineers from NASA, ESA, JAXA, and India's SRO; sci-fi's greatest minds; Hollywood imagineers; and of course—astronauts!
I had the honor to share my project Tree at Here be Dragons – the annual event of Open Ocean Initiative at MIT Media Lab.
Sea monsters such as the kraken, prister, and rosmarus indicated uncharted territory on elaborate new maps of the world in medieval times. Despite many advances in mapping technology and data acquisition in the last 500 years, our ocean remains largely uncharted and poorly understood.
Here be Dragons will convene explorers, innovators, artists, scientists, and storytellers to identify the uncharted territories that still exist in ocean exploration and storytelling. In response, MIT students will work with explorers to develop and present collaborative projects to deploy new and emerging technologies in the field that address gaps in our understanding and sharing of the ocean. Select proposals will be funded for Rapid Field Deployments.
This event took place at the MIT Media Lab and New England Aquarium Monday, February 26, and Tuesday, February 27, 2018, in collaboration with the National Geographic Society.
Orbit Weaver on MANA：MIT中国艺术家在“太空”里化身“蜘蛛侠”
Dermal Abyss is selected as one of the finalists in SXSW Interactive Innovation Award !
The 21st annual Interactive Innovation Awards presented by KPMG recognize the most exciting tech developments in the connected world. Discover 2017’s best new work at the Innovation Awards Finalist Showcase on March 11, then toast the winners on March 13 at the Innovation Awards Ceremony as we celebrate all the incredible speakers, trends, innovations, and ideas at SXSW each year.
The 3rd annual Innovation Awards Finalist Showcase offers SXSW Interactive, Film, Music, and Platinum badgeholders a first look at 2017’s best, most forward-thinking projects in the fields of health and bio-tech, VR and AR, AI and machine learning, privacy and security, smart cities and responsive design, and more. The 65 finalists across 13 categories exhibit their work for SXSW registrants, who vote to determine the winner of the People’s Choice Award.
Thank you VICE Creators China for the interview on Orbit Weaver and my parabolic flight performance!
There is a lovely report on this flight: Rhapsody in Zero G from MIT Media Lab
To my right, Xin Liu floated gracefully, feeling out a zero gravity performance-art dance while anchoring herself with Orbit Weaver—a hand-mounted device that shoots out a line and attaches to a surface with a magnet, theoretically allowing her to move with greater control and agency. “Think of me as a space-Spiderman!” she said.
“I care a lot about personal and artistic interests, and how they connect to technology and scientific innovation,” Xin explained. “Why do we go to space? We have a dream, and the technological challenges are what we overcome to achieve that dream. I want to be able to move freely in 3D space, so I design the technologies that allow me to do that.”
TreeSense was invited to Global Grad Show and we got featured at Dubai Design Week.
TreeSense – Global Grad Show
TreeSense – Dubai Design Week
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Thrilled to share that three of my projects in 2017 won 5 honorary mentions in FastCompany Innovation by Design Award:
Masque ( experimental & student categories)
TreeSense ( experimental & student categories)
Dermal Abyss ( student category)