2014 Intel Fellow @ CIID
SHA XIN WEI
Thank you to all the wonderful applicants who took the time to develop proposals for the Intel Fellowship @ CIID. We have had a tough time reviewing and we are excited to announce that researcher, artist, technologist and philosopher Sha Xin Wei will join the CIID research team for the next 12 months in this Fellowship role! His work will centre on interactive and tactile digital publishing and printing, future designs of publishing and mediatic forms and communication. Stay tuned for more information about his project progress!
Sha Xin Wei - Biography
Sha Xin Wei, Ph.D., is the Incoming Director of Arts, Media + Engineering at ASU. He is currently Canada Research Chair in media arts and sciences, and Associate Professor of Fine Arts at Concordia University in Montréal, Canada. Since 2001 he has directed the Topological Media Lab, an atelier-laboratory for the study of gesture and materiality from computational and phenomenological perspectives. Sha’s research concerns ethico-aesthetic improvisation, and a topological approach to morphogenesis and process philosophy. With the TML, Sha creates responsive environments for ethico-aesthetic improvisation.
Sha Xin Wei was trained in mathematics at Harvard and Stanford Universities, and worked more than 12 years in the fields of scientific computation, mathematical modeling and the visualization of scientific data and geometric structures.
Sha’s particular areas of research include the realtime, continuous mapping of features extracted from gestural instruments (such as woven or non-woven fabrics) into parameters modulating the continuous synthesis of video, sound, and physical or software control systems. This technical work supports the expressive improvisation of gesture in dense, palpable fields of sound, video and structured light, and animated materials.
Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID) – in collaboration with Intel Corporation – devises a programme that awards and fosters excellence and widespread influence in Art, Design and Technology.
The Intel Fellowship @ CIID recognises and resources outstanding initiatives that extend the impact of research and researchers in interaction design, artistic practice in technology and creative inquiry in communications and media.
The programme involves practice-based (-led) researchers in art and design with the ongoing research at CIID. It also provides artists/designers/researchers with opportunities to develop self-led projects that push boundaries in practice and research in pursuits that integrate art, design and technology practice and theory.
The emphasis of projects and programmes developed through this corporate/research partnership is on evolving the perspectives, tools and shared knowledge of art and design communities in response to a rapidly changing and increasingly technological world.
The Fellowship is awarded annually to an individual or group of practitioners/researchers with demonstrated potential to further disseminate and extend the influence of outstanding research and projects, perspectives, methods, and tools that contribute to a shared knowledge base and to the development of curricula in interaction design and related fields.
Fellows have the chance to work in close collaboration with the CIID Research team throughout the residence at CIID’s studios in Copenhagen, Denmark. Fellows engage with technologists and researchers at Intel, and have the possibility to access further project and development resources through the pioneering computational technologies company.
The Intel Fellowship @ CIID is part of a network of parallel programmes at other institutions internationally — all devoted to investigations in art, design and technology — fostering cross-institutional interaction and influence in related disciplines. The activities of the Fellow are enriched and supported by this global network of researchers, and the Fellow is be expected to develop programmes of influence in collaboration with these other institutions and individuals.
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED
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