Born in Chengdu, China
Lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Artist + Writer, See You in the Future Collective
Freelance Civic Media Designer, studio mqqt
Artist-in-Residence, Participatory Action Research, Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture, City of Boston
2020 - Present
Research Assistant, Data + Feminism Lab, MIT
VR Production Designer, Choose Your Own Resistance, Columbia University with Rob Eschmann and Barry Pousman
Teaching Assistant, S941 Werewolves, Wanderers, and Laborers: The City at Night with Garnette Cadogan
Art Director, Feminist Future(s) Hackathon, MIT Media Lab
Research Assistant, Memory Atlas of Repair, with Delia Wendel and Tyler Rivera
2018 - 2020
Civic Designer, Engagement Lab
Adjunct Faculty, Emerson College
2015 - 2017
Design Lead, Datawheel
Gallery Lead, EMW Community Space
Interactive Developer + Information Architect, Publicis.Sapient
Intergenerational Storytelling, part of New Narratives, Pao Arts Center
Boston New Works Festival, hosted by Moonbox Productions, Boston Center For the Arts
CORES, Digital Soup x 3rdWavvE, Black Math, Boston, MA.
Unbounded: Transmedia Storytelling @ MIT 2019-2021, MIT Jerome B. Wiesner Student Art Gallery, Cambridge, MA.
New Narratives: Reclaiming Asian Identity Through Story, Unbound Visual Arts, Virtual Exhibition Gallery. if we want it, Art on the Marquee, Boston CyberArts Gallery, Boston, MA (collaboration with Sopheak Sam).
You must not stand in one place, Distillery Gallery, Boston, MA * (collaboration with Sopheak Sam)
s(t)imulacrum, Emerging Media Lab, Emerson College
Mosaic of Silence, Huret & Spector Gallery, Emerson College
Culturalizing Science: Bio Art, EMW Gallery, Cambridge, MA * (collaboration with Hongye Wu)
thick’ums, EMW Gallery, Cambridge, MA * (collaboration with Hongye Wu)
Nowhere to Call Home, EMW Gallery, Cambridge, MA * (collaboration with Hongye Wu)
The People First!, EMW Gallery, Cambridge, MA * (collaboration with Hongye Wu)
Lives Not Numbers, EMW Gallery, Cambridge, MA * (collaboration with Hongye Wu)
* indicates curatorial project
Invited Talks, Panels and Workshops
Presenter, Queer-Feminist-Antiracism + Design for the Future, Space Enabled research group, MIT Media Lab
Talkback, Found In Translation: A Deal 杂音 by Zhu Yi, Co-directed by Michelle Aguillon and Tianding He, Pao Arts Center
Panelist, Radical Love Across Difference, Consortium for Graduate Studies in Gender, Culture, Women, & Sexuality
Speaker, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Tufts University
Speaker, Dynamic Media Institute, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Speaker, Center for Advanced Virtuality, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Panelist, ACM SIGCHI, CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Panelist, Boston Area Research Initiative, “The Smart, Connected Commonwealth: Data-Driven Research and Policy Across the Region” Conference
Panelist, Emerging Media Graduate Conference, Boston University
Session Host, Games for Change, XR For Change Summit
Selected Honors & Awards
Mel King Thesis Fellowship from the Kresge Foundation, Dept of Urban Studies + Planning, MIT.
Design Grant, Sasaki Foundation.
Collective Imagination for Spatial Justice, New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA).
New Work Grant, Collective Futures Fund, Tufts University Art Galleries & The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
Collaborative Production Grant with Lily Xie, MIT Transmedia Storytelling Initiative.
Priscilla King Gray Fellow (Summer, Winter), MIT.
Priscilla King Gray Fellow (Winter), MIT.
President’s Citation, Emerson College.
Summer Institute Fellow, Tisch College of Civic Life, Tufts University.
Winner in Government & Civil Innovation; Nominee in Technical Achievement, The Webby Awards.
Gold in Commercial Projects, Information is Beautiful, Kantar.
Finalist in Graphic Design & Data Visualization, Innovation By Design, FastCoDesign.
Master of City Planning, expected 2023
School of Architecture + Planning, MIT
Master of Art in Civic Media: Art and Practice, 2018
School of Communication, Emerson College
Bachelor of Art in Economics, 2014
School of Social Sciences, Rice University