Perhaps you shouldn’t treat this as a portfolio. It’s better considered as an internet journal of my creative tinkerings over the years.  

I now see myself as having three main creative personalities: Speculative Architect, Qualia Tinker, and Documentarian. You will meet each of them shortly.

But before that, as a collection of many identities, most of which I don’t get to share on this site, I am reading and thinking about these things: 

novel sensory interfaces
cultural imagination of insects as alien beings
olfactory arts and technologies
previous imaginations of space settlement
how artist residencies on other planets could look like






Let’s absurdify life, from east to west. Let us play hide-and-seek with our consciousness of living.
(Fernando Pessoa)






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

Speculative Architect




Virtual worldbuilding through architecture, fashion and materials,  about what the real world is, could be, or has been.

The wilder part of my mind. 








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


MasC

virtual environment
2019







This Jewelry Does Not Exist

digital jewelries
2021

coming soon











Safety Ring

speculative design
2021
coming soon










When Nothing Mattered

Music video
2020
















Kute Kingdom

virtual environment
2019














Selected 2D Works

2017-2020
















Qualia Tinker




Tinkering with senses. 
Thinking about consciousness.







Notes Before Departure

scent collection
2021



InTouch

affective computing technology proposal
2021








Architecture of Awe

neuroaesthetics research
2019
QRI Guidebook to Superhappiness

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









100 Days

audiovisual projection
2020


Fundamental Isolation

experimental sound
2020








Mitla in Chaos

weaving
2020



Your Half Fortune

participatory installation
2017












Documentarian




My life, and the world around me.






The Courtyard

documentary short
2020-2021




Breakfast is Here

documentary short
2020




Gap Year

newsletter
2019-2021







Looking At You

web film
2020








Wendi Yan primarily works as a new media artist. She utilizes 3d game art software, video, projection and installation to create immersive experiences. Inspired by topics in neuroscience, religion, computer science and architecture, Wendi looks into the boundary of the ego and explores human’s relationship with their ideal self. Based on nonlinear storytelling, her work constructs speculative worlds that interrogates the solidity of the self consciousness.

Wendi Yan (b.1999) currently studies at Princeton University where she majors in History of Science and minors in Architecture and Engineering and Visual Arts

Wendi loves exploring all the possible spaces that welcome her technical and academic backgrounds, and deeply appreciates collaborating other artists and scientists. She is proud to have worked on the web book for the Qualia Research Institute on consciousness research, for which she did UI design, logo design, and illustrations. 

In a world without the existing academic and professional disciplines, Wendi would like to call herself a speculative architect and a historian of the future.





颜文笛是一个新媒体艺术家,主要运用三维游戏软件、影像、投影和装置,创建沉浸式的场域。受启发于神经科学、宗教、计算机科学和建筑等学科领域,她观察人类自我的边界并探索人与理想自我的关系。基于非线性的叙事,其作品构建推测性的世界,在自我消融的界限质问自我意识的实体性。

1999年生于北京,现就读于普林斯顿大学,攻读科学史专业本科学位,同时辅修建筑与工程和视觉艺术证书。

颜文笛对探索一切需要她的艺术和学术背景的领域都感兴趣尝试,并且非常热衷与其他艺术家和科学家合作。她最近最骄傲的一个合作是Qualia Research Institute关于意识研究的网页书——她负责这个项目的全部UI设计、logo设计和插画。

如果抛开固有的学科和职业领域,颜文笛认为自己是一个推测性建筑师和一个研究未来的历史学者。








︎︎︎ 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


value openness, spontaneity & adventurousness


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resume [2021.3]
CV of failure [2020.7]
journeys [2017-2019.5]