Sleep’s Other Selves Workshop
Artist and MITACS scholar Yiou Wang has been working on the project Morphai as part of Sociability of Sleep. This workshop is a live demo of the artwork, accompanied by Yiou’s talk on the concept and methodology of this work and her general practice at the intersection of the ancient and the futuristic, and followed by a discussion involving audience participation in using the augmented cognition avatar system she is developing on Feb 23rd, 2023.
Mixanthropy by Yiou Wang and Meichun Cai premieres at SXSW Art Festival 2023 as an immersive holographic media art installation, opening to public on March 10th, 2023.
As part of Sociability of Sleep collective, Yiou will reappear in Tiohtià:ke / Montréal in December 2022 through March 2023 for a research creation on dreamed self neuro-gamification through sensor data.
Through a single cell phone camera, Mimetik is the first mocap-driven gamified platform that enables dance game with tokenized moves, metaverse scenography, and digital avatar fashion. Among 500+ participants and 100+ teams from the top universities in the world we got 1st in Entertainment track and the Meta award for Best Metaverse Innovation.
Sociability of Sleep Retreat
Yiou was invited for a Sociability of Sleep retreat in a forest in Québec, where the artist-researcher-intellectual group enjoyed talks on the epistemologies and equity of sleep, workshops, wine, hot tub, and bird songs.
Yiou is joining TAG
Yiou joined TAG (Technoculture, Art and Games Research Center) in July 2022, working closely with Prof. Martin French on the speculative Privacy Pedagogies Project. In addition, Yiou is working with video game expert, NextGen’s Christopher Gibbs on the imaginative visual storytelling concept design for Future City Playground.
July 10th, 2022
This is a small trailer video that envisions “Mixanthropy” in a hologram exhibition installation. “Mixanthropy” has been shown in a hologram on May 10th but it does not stop there. Yiou and Meichun are working on new developments of this project, including a new website to be announced, and an Instagram page.