Team

2018 TEAM

Victoria Vesna
Victoria Vesna
Founder + Director
Victoria Vesna

victoriavesna.com

Victoria Vesna, Ph.D., is a media artist and Professor at the UCLA Department of Design | Media Arts and Director of the Art|Sci center at the School of the Arts and California Nanosystems Institute (CNSI). She is currently a senior researcher at IMéRA – Institut Méditerranéen de Recherches Avancées in Marseille (2011-2013). Her work can be defined as experimental creative research that resides between disciplines and technologies. With her installations she explores how communication technologies affect collective behavior and how perceptions of identity shift in relation to scientific innovation. Victoria has exhibited her work in over twenty solo exhibitions, more than seventy group shows, has been published in excess of twenty papers and gave 100+ invited talks in the last decade. She is the North American editor of AI & Society and in 2007 published an edited volume - Database Aesthetics: Art in the age of Information Overflow, Minnesota Press and most recently an edited volume entitled Context Providers: Conditions of Meaning in Media Arts. (co-edited with Christiane Paul and Margot Lovejoy). Intellect Press, 2011.

James K. Gimzewski
James Gimzewski
Scientific Director
James K. Gimzewski

chem.ucla.edu/gimzewski

Jim Gimzewski is a Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles; Director of the Nano & Pico Characterization Core Facility of the California NanoSystems Institute; Scientific Director of the Art|Sci Center and Principal Investigator and Satellites Co-Director of the WPI Center for Materials NanoArchitectonics (MANA) in Japan. Prior to joining the UCLA faculty, he was a group leader at IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, where he research in nanoscale science and technology for more than 18 years. Dr. Gimzewski pioneered research on mechanical and electrical contacts with single atoms and molecules using scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and was one of the first persons to image molecules with STM. His accomplishments include the first STM-based fabrication of molecular suprastructures at room temperature using mechanical forces to push molecules across surfaces, the discovery of single molecule rotors and the development of new micromechanical sensors based on nanotechnology, which explore ultimate limits of sensitivity and measurement. This approach was recently used to convert biochemical recognition into Nanomechanics. His current interests are in the nanomechanics of cells and bacteria where he collaborates with the UCLA Medical and Dental Schools. He is involved in projects that range from the operation of X-rays, ions and nuclear fusion using pyroelectric crystals, direct deposition of carbon nanotubes and single molecule DNA profiling. Dr. Gimzewski is also involved in numerous art-science collaborative projects that have been exhibited in museums throughout the world.

Adam Stieg
Adam Stieg
NanoLab Director Emeritus
Adam Stieg

nanopicolab.cnsi.ucla.edu/stieg

Adam Stieg serves as Director for the Sci|Art NanoLab Summer Institute. As a scientist and educator at the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI), his work focuses on developing integrated approaches to study material systems at the interface of traditional boundaries. Through the implementation of original experimental techniques, this research seeks to bridge the gap between our current understanding of nanomaterials and their fundamental properties with how these systems tend toward complexity at increased scales of space and time. Dr. Stieg's research activities are augmented by active collaboration with artists and designers on various projects, installations, and public exhibitions that directly inform the scientific process and provide motivation to develop new educational content that conveys the need for creativity in innovation.

Claudia Jacques
Claudia Jacques
Associate Director

claudiajacques.com

A Brazilian-American interdisciplinary artist, designer, educator and researcher, Claudia Jacques de Moraes Cardoso holds an MFA in Computer Art (School of Visual Arts, NY) and just earned a PhD at the Planetary Collegium, University of Plymouth, UK. Under Professors Roy Ascott and Søren Brier, she is researching space-time aesthetics in the user-information-interface relationship through the lens of Cybersemiotics. Intersecting art, technology and science, she designs interactive hybrid art and information environments that aim to explore perceptions of space-time and the digital-physical in the pursuit of human consciousness and expansion of human knowledge. She collaborates with many artists exhibiting and presenting both nationally and internationally. She has published in Leonardo, TEKs, Art & Engine, etc., and serves as Art+Web Editor for Cybernetics and Human Knowing journal. Jacques is also a participant with three other scholars in a 2014-17 NEH Collaborative Research Project based at Roosevelt University in Chicago. She has been collaborating with UCLA’s ArtSci Center since 2011 as an Information and Instructional Design Consultant and is currently the ArtSci Nanolab Associate Director. Jacques teaches studio, digital and communication arts, and her studio is in Ossining, NY.

Maru Garcia
Maru Garcia
Coordinating Instructor
Maru Garcia

Maru García is a Mexican multidisciplinary artist whose work is inspired to capture, understand, and express the relationship and interaction between humans and Nature. Through the intersection between art, science, and technology, her work seeks to address environmental and social issues, particularly the protection of the world’s biodiversity and ecosystems.

Kaitlin Bryson
Kaitlin Bryson
Instructor
Kaitlin Bryson

Kaitlin Bryson is an interdisciplinary artist merging bioremediation – the use of biological materials to clean harmful toxins from the environment – with sculpture, performance, fiber arts, video and installation. Her interests lie with the possibilities that science affords us, especially for ecological renewal, but her passion and compassion lie within the realms of poetry, magic, and healing. Bryson is particularly fascinated by the world of fungi and focuses her art practice on working with and developing relationships with these incredible organisms. Fungi silently and ordinarily inhabit this world as both makers and caretakers. Their biochemical processes and lifestyles are fundamental, terrestrial miracles which unfold as interconnected performances that nourish land, remediate toxins, and terraform the un-formable. In working with fungi and illuminating these potentials, Bryson is also interested in terraforming new types of stores: stories that dismiss common narratives about destruction and disaster as catastrophic ends turning humans against one another and the environment, and instead look to these places of precarity and entropy as fertile grounds for collectively inspired adaptations. Bryson received an MFA in Art and Ecology from the University of New Mexico, and a BFA from the University of Nevada, Reno. Her work has been shown internationally and she is currently working on sculptural remediation projects in New Mexico and Mexico.

Fabricio Lamoncha
Fabricio Lamoncha
Instructor
Fabricio Lamoncha

Fabricio Lamoncha Martinez holds an MA in Interactive Media Art from the Interface Culture Lab, University of Art and Industrial Design Linz. In his work he attempts to adapt his artistic and architectural background to his growing interest in the current sociological paradigms. He currently collaborates as a student worker at the Design Research Lab in the production of various projects.

Sam Lilak
Sam Lilak
Instructor
Sam Lilak

Sam Lilak is a graduate student working for Jim Gimzewski at UCLA. Sam received a B.S. in chemistry at the University of North Dakota. His undergraduate background in chemistry was primarily oriented around analytical chemistry and the specific decomposition of lignin. The graduate work he now pursues is rooted in nanomaterial development and state of the art semiconductor research.

Mick Lorusso
Mick Lorusso
Instructor
Mick Lorusso

https://micklorusso.net/

Mick Lorusso started his art|science journey as a teenage apprentice to a Hopi Kachina sculptor and a summer intern at a biochemistry lab researching yeast for bioremediation. In his projects he interweaves musings on molecules, cells, societies, and environments. He creates images, cabinets of curiosity and interactions to address questions about energy, water, climate, and health. He has been a resident artist at interdisciplinary art programs, including PLAND / ISEA 2012: Machine Wilderness (Taos, NM, USA), the 2016 Rauschenberg Rising Waters Confab (Captiva, FL, USA), and Matza Aletsch 2017 in the Swiss Alps. At a residency in Schöppingen, Germany, Lorusso harnessed electricity-producing bacteria to illuminate a sculptural village, Microbial Schöppingen, which received a hybrid art honorary mention at Ars Electronica 2013. With early training in microbiology and education in art at Colorado College (BA) and San Francisco Art Institute (MFA), he has been a member of the UCLA Art|Sci Collective and instructor for the Sci|Art Nanolab since 2014. He is a graduate of the Waag Biohack Academy, and is a member of the Mexican interdisciplinary cooperative XOCIARTEK. He is currently a STEAM educator with Genesis in Los Angeles.

Clarissa Ribeiro
Clarissa Ribeiro
Instructor
Clarissa Ribeiro

http://www.clarissaribeiro.com

Clarissa Ribeiro, Ph.D., is an Architect, Media Artist, and Researcher, teaching experimental design strategies in Architecture for first and final year students in Brazil, where she is the director of the CrossLab, at the University of Fortaleza. As an independent artist, she has been producing and exhibiting experimental interactive installations exploring complex affectiveness through macroscale metaphorical translations of subatomic scale phenomena. Working in collaboration with other artists, research groups and art collectives in her home country, Brazil, and abroad, she has been exhibiting and presenting her works and ideas in several countries in important symposiums and conferences, weaving a dialogue with an international community that produces and discusses critically cutting edge perspectives in media arts and sciences. Her artistic practice is viscerally linked to her research interests that, for the last 20 years, have been focused in investigating and understanding the influences, connections and cross contaminations between the sciences of complexity – cybernetic, information theory, systems theory – and artistic expressions and poetics in media arts. This effort implies the construction of a perspective that allows observing the complex observer-observation – the artist and his/her object; it is a strategy of integrating the self-observation to a system that is the creative process itself. From 2014 to 2015 she was an Associate Professor for Roy Ascott Studio in Shanghai, China. Recently, from 2013 to 2014, she was awarded a Fulbright grant in Arts, and was living in Los Angeles, California, as a Postdoctoral Research Scholar, connected to the UCLA Art| Sci Center and Lab. During her Ph.D. in Visual Arts by the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, by the time she was together with Professor Gilbertto Prado’s group, from 2006 to 2011, she was a visiting research member of the CAiiA-Hub of the Planetary Collegium, living for one year in the UK.

Chris Dunham
Chris Dunham
Part-time Instructor
Chris Dunham

Chris Dunham is a first-year graduate student in the Gimzewski lab at UCLA. Chris received a B.S. in Chemistry at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. As an undergraduate, Chris spent time in biophysical and computational/theoretical research groups; following his move to UCLA, he has now made the transition to biological and materials nanoscience research in the Gimzewski lab. Because he is a first-year graduate student, Chris no longer has free time for hobbies; however, he spends what little free time he accumulates - typically in the wee hours of the night - plotting world domination. The last year has demonstrated that anything can happen.

Sarah Popelka
Assistant Instructor
Sarah Popelka

Sarah Popelka is a third-year undergrad at UCLA, working on creating her own major that would combine science, art, and geography. Her current research includes studying circadian rhythms, human communication, and Los Angeles. She loves rock climbing, traveling, and exploring the outdoors.

Andrew Ortiz
Assistant Instructor
Andrew Ortiz

Andrew Ortiz is a student at Los Angeles Valley College where he has completed his Associate of Arts certificate in Studio Art, and is continuing to explore his interests in design and visual art. Before attending Valley College, he spent time studying Computer Science at the UCSC Baskin School of Engineering. His recent works include large-scale surreal ink drawings and expressionist mixed-media paintings, as well as abstract photography. He is fascinated with the natural world, and his photography is largely based on abstraction of everyday things, often achieved by taking advantage of the reflective and refractive qualities of prisms and curved glass, as well as the distortions caused by flowing water.

Amy Feng
Part-time Assistant Instructor
Amy Feng

Amy Fang is a current undergraduate student at UCLA Design Media Arts and student assistant for the Art Sci Center. In her work as a media artist, she explores the topics of the psychological formations of identity, especially in relation to cultural identity in the modern age. In addition, she is interested in product design, interior design, and architecture. Outside of her studies in art and design, she enjoys spending time with her dog Chester, watching Netflix, and taking walks around the UCLA sculpture garden!

Matea Friend
Documentarian
Matea Friend

Karina Lopez
Documentarian
Karina Lopez

Karina Lopez is a Mexican LA-based designer, researcher, and B.A. candidate at UCLA Design | Media Arts. She is doing interdisciplinary research in media arts, architecture, and science. Whilst combining a variety of genres and techniques, her focus revolves around the relationship between the human body and technology, and exploring behavioural patterns within that study. Some of her creative practices are audiovisual installations, interactive design, data visualizations, and photography.

Sarah Rosalena Brady
Sarah Rosalena Brady
Guest Instructor
Sarah Rosalena Brady

Sarah Rosalena Brady is an interdisciplinary artist working in new media, sculpture, and sound based in Los Angeles. Her work explores alternative structures using digital technologies and computation to refigure objects under colonization. Brady weaves technologies of the past and future to explore the limits of systems (linguistic, mathematical, environmental) to point where they break down and create new possibilities. She challenges Western ideological systems to imply a different contextual model that is transformative and transformational: a shapeshifter. She was recently awarded the Steve Wilson Fellowship through Leonardo International Society for Arts, Sciences, and Technology.

Elí Joteva
Elí Joteva
Guest Instructor
Elí Joteva

http://www.joteva.com

Elí Joteva is a Bulgarian-born intermedia artist, researcher and educator currently working in Los Angeles. Her creative practice intersects a wide range of media: from temporal light and sound installations, photographic series, environmental sculptures to durational performances. Her work speculates on the way in which new imaging tools and biofeedback technologies can amplify invisible cycles and provoke embodied reflections of our relationship with the environment. Joteva received a B.A. from USC Roski, an M.F.A. from UCLA Design | Media Arts and is currently a lecturer at UCLA. Her work has been exhibited as solo shows in North America, Europe and Australia.

 

2017 TEAM

Victoria Vesna
Victoria Vesna
Founder + Director
Victoria Vesna

victoriavesna.com

Victoria Vesna, Ph.D., is a media artist and Professor at the UCLA Department of Design | Media Arts and Director of the Art|Sci center at the School of the Arts and California Nanosystems Institute (CNSI). She is currently a senior researcher at IMéRA – Institut Méditerranéen de Recherches Avancées in Marseille (2011-2013). Her work can be defined as experimental creative research that resides between disciplines and technologies. With her installations she explores how communication technologies affect collective behavior and how perceptions of identity shift in relation to scientific innovation. Victoria has exhibited her work in over twenty solo exhibitions, more than seventy group shows, has been published in excess of twenty papers and gave 100+ invited talks in the last decade. She is the North American editor of AI & Society and in 2007 published an edited volume - Database Aesthetics: Art in the age of Information Overflow, Minnesota Press and most recently an edited volume entitled Context Providers: Conditions of Meaning in Media Arts. (co-edited with Christiane Paul and Margot Lovejoy). Intellect Press, 2011.

James K. Gimzewski
James Gimzewski
Scientific Director
James K. Gimzewski

chem.ucla.edu/gimzewski

Jim Gimzewski is a Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles; Director of the Nano & Pico Characterization Core Facility of the California NanoSystems Institute; Scientific Director of the Art|Sci Center and Principal Investigator and Satellites Co-Director of the WPI Center for Materials NanoArchitectonics (MANA) in Japan. Prior to joining the UCLA faculty, he was a group leader at IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, where he research in nanoscale science and technology for more than 18 years. Dr. Gimzewski pioneered research on mechanical and electrical contacts with single atoms and molecules using scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and was one of the first persons to image molecules with STM. His accomplishments include the first STM-based fabrication of molecular suprastructures at room temperature using mechanical forces to push molecules across surfaces, the discovery of single molecule rotors and the development of new micromechanical sensors based on nanotechnology, which explore ultimate limits of sensitivity and measurement. This approach was recently used to convert biochemical recognition into Nanomechanics. His current interests are in the nanomechanics of cells and bacteria where he collaborates with the UCLA Medical and Dental Schools. He is involved in projects that range from the operation of X-rays, ions and nuclear fusion using pyroelectric crystals, direct deposition of carbon nanotubes and single molecule DNA profiling. Dr. Gimzewski is also involved in numerous art-science collaborative projects that have been exhibited in museums throughout the world.

Adam Stieg
Adam Stieg
NanoLab Director Emeritus
Adam Stieg

nanopicolab.cnsi.ucla.edu/stieg

Adam Stieg serves as Director for the Sci|Art NanoLab Summer Institute. As a scientist and educator at the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI), his work focuses on developing integrated approaches to study material systems at the interface of traditional boundaries. Through the implementation of original experimental techniques, this research seeks to bridge the gap between our current understanding of nanomaterials and their fundamental properties with how these systems tend toward complexity at increased scales of space and time. Dr. Stieg's research activities are augmented by active collaboration with artists and designers on various projects, installations, and public exhibitions that directly inform the scientific process and provide motivation to develop new educational content that conveys the need for creativity in innovation.

Claudia Jacques
Claudia Jacques
Associate Director

claudiajacques.com

A Brazilian-American interdisciplinary artist, designer, educator and researcher, Claudia Jacques de Moraes Cardoso holds an MFA in Computer Art (School of Visual Arts, NY) and is currently a PhD candidate at the Planetary Collegium, University of Plymouth, UK. Under Professors Roy Ascott and Søren Brier, she is researching space-time aesthetics in the user-information-interface relationship through the lens of Cybersemiotics. Intersecting art, technology and science, she designs interactive hybrid art and information environments that aim to explore perceptions of space-time and the digital-physical in the pursuit of human consciousness and expansion of human knowledge. She collaborates with many artists exhibiting and presenting both nationally and internationally. She has published in Leonardo, TEKs, Art & Engine, etc., and serves as Art+Web Editor for Cybernetics and Human Knowing journal. Jacques is also a participant with three other scholars in a 2014-17 NEH Collaborative Research Project based at Roosevelt University in Chicago. She has been collaborating with UCLA’s ArtSci Center since 2011 as an Information and Instructional Design Consultant and is currently the ArtSci Nanolab Associate Director. Jacques teaches studio, digital and communication arts, and her studio is in Valhalla, NY.

Mick Lorusso
Mick Lorusso
Lead Instructor
Mick Lorusso

https://micklorusso.net/

Mick Lorusso is a cross-disciplinary artist who interweaves musings on molecules, cells, societies, and environments. He creates images, cabinets of curiosity and interactions to address questions about energy, water, climate, and health. He has participated in interdisciplinary art residencies and programs such as ISEA, Kraftwerk Künstlerdorf, and Make Art with Purpose in countries including Germany, Mexico, Canada, and USA. He received an honorary mention in hybrid art at Ars Electronica in 2013 for the project “Microbial Schöppingen” made with microbial fuel cells. With early training in microbiology and education in art at Colorado College (BA) and San Francisco Art Institute (MFA), he has been a member of the UCLA Art|Sci Collective and an instructor for the UCLA Sci|Art Nanolab Summer Institute since 2014.

Sanglim Han
Sanglim Han
Instructor
Sanglim Han

Sanglim Han is an interdisciplinary artist who focuses on the dialogue in, on, and around bodies. She explores and looks closely at our bodies through creating installations that incorporate with video, 3D animation, virtual reality, and real-time media performance. Her works have been presented internationally in various festivals and galleries including IDFX; Matadero Madrid Contemporary Art Center; Biennial Symposium for Arts and Technology. She received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently a candidate for the MFA at UCLA DMA and a student researcher at UCLA Art Sci.

Elí Jotava
Elí Joteva
Instructor
Elí Joteva

Elí Joteva is a Bulgarian-born inter-media artist and researcher currently working in Los Angeles. Her creative practice intersects a wide range of media: from temporal light and sound installations, photographic series, environmental sculptures, durational performances to community engagement projects. Joteva received a B.A. in Fine Arts from USC Roski and is currently an M.F.A candidate at UCLA Design | Media Arts, where she studies how new imaging tools and biofeedback technologies can provoke embodied reflections of internal experiences. Her work extrapolates the ephemeral realms of human perception by amplifying the invisible and inaudible processes underneath conscious awareness. Joteva’s work has been exhibited as solo shows in North America, Europe and Australia.

Hsinyu Lin
Fabricio Lamoncha
Instructor
Fabricio Lamoncha

Fabricio Lamoncha Martinez holds an MA in Interactive Media Art from the Interface Culture Lab, University of Art and Industrial Design Linz. In his work he attempts to adapt his artistic and architectural background to his growing interest in the current sociological paradigms. He currently collaborates as a student worker at the Design Research Lab in the production of various projects.

Hsinyu Lin
Hsinyu Lin
Instructor
Hsinyu Lin

Hsinyu Lin is an artist / researcher / educator who studies the modes by which internet shape and gets shaped by social, cultural, economic, and political dynamics. She co­-founded voidLab, an intersectional feminist collective for women, non-binary, gender nonconforming, trans and queer people to express individual identities through arts and technologies. She received her M.F.A. from UCLA Design | Media Arts and is currently a visiting professor at Loyola Marymount University.

Aisen Caro Chacin
Aisen Caro Chacin
Part-time Instructor
Aisen Caro Chacin

http://www.aisencaro.com/

Aisen Caro Chacin has an MFA in Design and Technology from Parsons in NYC, where she taught Physical and Creative Computing. Her radar is on Human Computer Interaction HCI- designing new perceptual interfaces; and discovering the limits of digital media. She is currently designing assistive devices as Ph.D. candidate for the program of Empowerment Informatics at University of Tsukuba, Japan. Featured as an inventor in Future Tech by Discovery Channel, awarded and published by PopSci, and shown at the NY Museum of Art and Design,

Chris Dunham
Chris Dunham
Part-time Instructor
Chris Dunham

Chris Dunham is a first-year graduate student in the Gimzewski lab at UCLA. Chris received a B.S. in Chemistry at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. As an undergraduate, Chris spent time in biophysical and computational/theoretical research groups; following his move to UCLA, he has now made the transition to biological and materials nanoscience research in the Gimzewski lab. Because he is a first-year graduate student, Chris no longer has free time for hobbies; however, he spends what little free time he accumulates - typically in the wee hours of the night - plotting world domination. The last year has demonstrated that anything can happen.

Sam Lilak
Sam Lilak
Part-time Instructor
Sam Lilak

Sam Lilak is a first-year graduate student working for Jim Gimzewski at UCLA. Sam received a B.S. in chemistry at the University of North Dakota. His undergraduate background in chemistry was primarily oriented around analytical chemistry and the specific decomposition of lignin. The graduate work he now pursues is rooted in nanomaterial development and state of the art semiconductor research.

Jonathan Moore
Jonathan Moore
Part-time Instructor
Jonathan Moore

http://www.polygonfuture.com

Jonathan Moore is a multi-dimensional (x, y, z, time) visual artist based out of Los Angeles, California. Professionally, he has spent the past seven years in the VFX / Animation industry as a lighting / compositing artist, technical director, and cg generalist. Personally, his artwork has shifted from animation and photo based works to interactive installations utilizing micro-controllers (tiny computers), the internet, and everyday objects to explore the relationship between technology, society, and the modern human condition.

Sarah Popelka
Lead Counselor
Sarah Popelka

Sarah Popelka is a third-year undergrad at UCLA, working on creating her own major that would combine science, art, and geography. Her current research includes studying circadian rhythms, human communication, and Los Angeles. She loves rock climbing, traveling, and exploring the outdoors.

Judy Kim
Judy Kim
Counselor
Judy Kim

Judy Kim is a second-year undergraduate at UCLA primarily studying cognitive science and film. She is a lead artist for game development and animated film teams at UCLA, often drawing from a background in 2D art but also currently learning Maya and stop motion techniques. Her interests in anthropology, psychology, philosophy, film theory, and game design revolve around understanding the mind and how both narrative and visual aspects of entertainment can positively influence our perceptions of the world. She joined the Art|Sci Center as an intern in 2015.

Ezra Lee
Counselor
Andrew Ortiz
Counselor
Andrew Ortiz

Andrew Ortiz is a student at Los Angeles Valley College where he has completed his Associate of Arts certificate in Studio Art, and is continuing to explore his interests in design and visual art. Before attending Valley College, he spent time studying Computer Science at the UCSC Baskin School of Engineering. His recent works include large-scale surreal ink drawings and expressionist mixed-media paintings, as well as abstract photography. He is fascinated with the natural world, and his photography is largely based on abstraction of everyday things, often achieved by taking advantage of the reflective and refractive qualities of prisms and curved glass, as well as the distortions caused by flowing water.

Osman Trieu
Osman Trieu
Counselor
Osman Trieu

Osman Trieu is a second year undergraduate NanoEngineering student studying at University of California, San Diego. He was a part of the Sci|Art program in 2014. When he is not hovering over textbooks during the school year, Osman loves to keep up to date with the latest technology news, ski, and travel around the world. He has worked with medical and innovation companies in the information technology field and research & development for the past two years, and will continue doing so with a major petroleum company this summer. He is interested in the incorporation of smart technologies into everyday lives, at both the nano and macro scale. Osman is very excited to return this year for his second time as a NanoLab counselor.

Angela Yang
Angela Yang
Counselor
Angela Yang

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Angela Yang attended Pasadena’s Westridge School for Girls, but explored her eclectic scientific and artistic interests over the summer at UCLA’s Nanoscience Lab and Sci|Art Nanolab Summer Institute, the U.S. Naval Academy’s Summer Seminar, and Columbia University’s Materials Science and Nanotechnology Program. Additionally, she works as a research assistant for the Minnich Research Group at Caltech’s Mechanical Engineering Department. This fall, Angela will be joining University of Pennsylvania’s VIPER Class of 2021, a dual-degree program specializing in energy research. In her free time, Angela likes to explore her surroundings through food and document her adventures on Instagram.

Maryam Razi
Maryam Razi
Documentarian
Maryam Razi

Maryam Razi is a graphic designer and independent researcher based in Iran, with special interest in intersections of transdisciplinary Innovative projects involving art, science and technology. After her M.A. graduation with a focus study in parameters "flow" and "aesthetics" in immersive installations, she started extending her knowledge about convergence of science and technology in media art projects. Razi is passionate about building a transdisciplinary platform for Iranian media artists, scientists and all who believe in variable realities to join, collaborate and discover.