I'm Xiaowei R. Wang. I make work that centers around community empowerment, technology and ecology. My work is driven by a deep seated belief in the political power of being present, in dissolving the universal and categorical. What keeps me up at night: what it means to live in an age of technological anxiety.
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I try to cultivate and nourish community, make public art, data visualization and hold community art workshops. I believe in the constantly collaborative process of research, design and knowledge building. Occasionally I make objects, but Douglas Huebler's words reasonate for me in "The world is full of objects, more or less interesting; I do not wish to add any more."
Currently/lately: Finished Sinofuture food recipes for Blockchain Chicken Farm (read a New York Times review of the book here), serve as the Creative Director at Logic Magazine, finished a web residency at Akademie Schloss Solitude/ZKM, thinking through the fabulous work of Sylvia Wynter for an online class at BUFU's WYFY school
Some of the prior projects I've worked on have been a finalist for the INDEX Design Awards, featured on CNN, NYTimes, Method Science Quarterly, VICE Magazine, NYTimes, IEEE Spectrum,Harvard Design Magazine and the BBC. Or, watch me ramble about the type of things I'm interested in like the future(s) of the internet(s) for IAM@Tate Exchange, talking about neoliberalism, China, the internet and economics speaking at the Asian Art Museum and babbling about citizenship, protest and kites on CNN. I've been fortunate enough to be in residency at places like Headlands Center for the Arts to work on a speculative fiction about invasive species, Kilpisjärvi Biological Station in Finland, and travel to Mongolia as a ZERO1/US Department of State AAI artist.
You can zoom and rotate the landscape or press "R" to toggle colors, "W" and "S" to toggle between plan and section view. The terrain model is Landers, CA (34.2661° N, 116.3922° W), a place at the intersection of many ley lines. The elevation information is from ASTER GDEM