I'm Xiaowei R. Wang, a designer, artist, thinker, dreamer and programmer. I love making work that centers around community empowerment, technology and ecology. My work is driven by a deep seated belief in the political power of presence, in opening up the world, in dissolving the universal and categorical.
I do this through by cultivating and nourishing community, making public art, data visualization and holding community art workshops. I believe in the constantly collaborative process of research, design and knowledge building.
Currently/lately: Working on some Sinofuture food recipes, serve as the Creative Director at Logic Magazine, occasionally contribute to Radii China, finished a web residency at Akademie Schloss Solitutde/ZKM, thinking through the fabulous work of Sylvia Wynter for an online class at BUFU's WYFY school, and getting a PhD at UC Berkeley where I am part of the National Science Foundation's Environment and Society: Data Science for the 21st Century Research Traineeship.
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 how art intersects with landscape and citizenship on CNN.
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