Current/Recent 

︎︎︎Prosthetic Reality V2
world’s first AR NFT book
Nov ‘21

︎︎︎Primordial Vision: 02021

art and essay for ecodao
Oct ‘21

 ︎︎︎ecodao in TechCrunch
︎︎︎A Dream Hotel with Carsten Holler
collaborative project at MIT Media Lab
︎︎︎Atlas Futura - Gitcoin RFP
proposal of a cosmotechnicists guild
Sep ‘21



Selected Projects

︎︎︎Cerebral Cybernetics, Inc.
3D game about a brain shopping for cognitive enhancement items
︎︎︎Crypto Wonderland 2051
speculative exhibition on the rise of the NFTs
︎︎︎Towards An Awe-Inspiring Spatial Design
neuroaesthetics research paper

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I have three main creative personas: speculative architect, qualia tinker, and documentarian. I’m also training as a historian of science.

With all these personas, I have always been asking questions on the boundaries of the ego and selfhood, what it feels like to be a “me”, how individuals make sense of their selves in relation to a collective, and how layers of identities are constructed and grasped.

Currently I’m researching on: Han Chinese thinker Wang Chong and his pursuit of truth, conceptions of the body in Chinese medicine history, the evolution of objectivity in history of science, the materialities of the internet and blockchain, and methods of dream engineering.

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wend-ing
/wend/
verb.
go in a specified direction, typically slowly or by an indirect route.


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next stops

Puebla, Mexico. Arquetopia Honors Alumni Residency.
May ’22
Svalbard. Arctic Circle Artist & Scientist Residency.
June ’22


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Speculative Architect










  


Myco-Cosmotechnics

virtual jewelries, installation
2021
ongoing worldbuilding project











Metaz0a

speculative organism
2021









    



Cerebral Cybernetics, Inc.

game
2021






                


NFT: The Dawn of Our Tokenized World (Crypto Wonderland 2051)

speculative exhibition
2021











Ento-techno Futures

AR filters

2021










Pereamus

speculative materials
2021


Jewelry From Glitches

digital jewelries
2021












MasC

virtual environment
2019











Kute Kingdom

virtual environment
2019
































Qualia Tinker







Architecture of Awe

neuroaesthetics research
2019

QRI Guidebook to Superhappiness

illustration & UI design for a web book by Qualia Research Institute
2020
coming soon








Notes Before Departure

scent collection and notes cards
2021



InTouch

affective computing technology proposal
2021











100 Days

audiovisual projection
2020


Fundamental Isolation

experimental sound
2020








Mitla in Chaos

weaving
2020



Your Half Fortune

participatory installation
2017












Documentarian




Dream Gathering

documentary short in progress
2021-2022




The Courtyard

documentary feature in post-production
2020-2021




Breakfast is Here

documentary short
2020




Gap Year

newsletter
2019-2021







Looking At You

web film
2020









Wendi Yan (b.1999) is an artist, researcher and filmmaker who is fascinated by the liminal realms of everything. She works with diverse mediums to interrogate the solidity of selfhood, (de)construction of identities, and the boundaries of nature, magic and technology.

Wendi currently studies History of Science and Film at Princeton University.


residency/collaboration/affiliation

Arctic Circle Art & Science Residency 2022.6

Kernel Fellowship 2021.9-12

arts letters & numbers residency 2021.8
[project + show]

Reassemble Lab: Weaving With Worlds 2021.6-7
[project]

NYU Tisch ITP Camp 2021.6

Interact Fellowship 2021

Arquetopia Honors Alumni Residency 2020.11-2022.5

The Gotham Institute 2020.6-7

Qualia Research Institute 2020.4-8

Arquetopia Foundation Artist Residency 2020.2-3

[work] [my blog] [featured on Arquetopia]


U of Penn Positive Psychology Center
2019.6-8

[publication] [gallery]


coverage

︎︎︎ A Biede (previously VICE China) article about my art. 2021.5

︎︎︎ Podcast at Trespass跃界 about my coliving program. 2020.9

︎︎︎ Podcast at 豆浆油条 about my gap year. 2020.8

︎︎︎ A New York Times article that mentioned the coliving program I organized for Chinese students taking remote classes in Beijing. 2020.8



︎︎︎ Photoshop, Premiere, XD, Maya, Blender, Lightform projection mapping, Substance Painter

︎︎︎ Unreal Engine 4, TouchDesigner, Substance Alchemist, InDesign, Illustrator

︎︎︎ Rhino, Substance Designer, Houdini, Processing, Max/MSP, Ableton


English, Mandarin, Latin, Java, R

Clifton Strengths top 5:
Ideation, Connectedness, Input, Adaptability, Empathy




︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ 
me@wendiyan.com

CV [2021.9]
CV of failure [2020.7]
journeys [2017-2019.5]



coursework

Space History, History of Chinese Medicine, Technology and Society, History of Psychiatry, History of Contemporary Science, AI and Public Policy

Transformations in Engineering and the Arts, Feminist Technoscience, Cyborg Psychology, Documentary Filmmaking, Sculpture, Fundamentals of Bioengineering, Cinema in Times of Pandemic, Intro to Data Science, Functional Neuroanatomy, Intro to Architectural Design, Intro to Architectural Thinking