Shooting a module for Covr, outside Parole Office 6A, Lynn, MA, 2018.
Melissa Q. Teng is a Chinese American social practice artist/researcher whose works examine systems of control and the freedoms within, often as acts of collective imagination and care. Her work is frequently in collaboration with community and responds to issues of criminalization and surveillance. Her interdisciplinary practice is rooted in storytelling, ranging from interactive media to public art.

Currently she is a graduate student in the Data + Feminism Lab in the Dept. of Urban Studies + Planning at MIT. She is part of the inaugural Collective Futures Fund cohort through The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and Tufts University Art Galleries. Her research about design, technology, and community engagement has been published in New Media & Society, the proceedings of Human Factors in Computing Systems (ACM SIGCHI), and the International Journal of Human–Computer Interaction. She has professional experience working as a UX & data visualization designer, and her teams’ work has been recognized by the Webby’s, Kantar’s Information Is Beautiful, Awwwards, FastCompany’s World Changing Ideas, the New York Times, and others. 

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︎ Presidential Award interview with Elisa Hamilton

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