Xin is an artist and engineer. Xin received her BE in Measurement, Control Technology and Instrument from Tsinghua University in 2013, a MFA in Digital+Media from Rhode Island School of Design in 2015 and her Master in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT Media Lab in 2017.
She is the current recipient of the Van Lier Fellowship from Museum of Arts and Design in New York and the Arts Curator in Space Exploration Initiative in MIT Media Lab. She has received awards in SXSW, FastCoDesign, Core77 and her academic publications were nominated for best papers in ACM conferences. Xin has shown her work internationally at events and venues including Ars Electronica, Boston Museum of Fine Art , Sundance Film Festival, The Walker Art Center, OCAT Shanghai, Minsheng Contemporary Art Museum, Eyebeam, International Symposium on Electronic Art and Music Tech Festival Berlin . As a researcher, Xin has worked in institutions including Microsoft Research NYC, Microsoft Research Asia, Google ATAP, TASML and presented her research at international conferences including UIST, UbiComp, TEI, DIS and Augmented Human.
Gershon is an artist, electrical engineer and recent Ph.D. graduate from the MIT Media Lab Responsive Environments group. His background in sensor technologies and human-computer interaction led to his dissertation work, called Sensor(y) Landscapes, in which he introduces attention- and context-aware devices and environments that make networks of distributed sensors feel like prosthetic extensions of perception. Gershon’s art practice explores similar themes of transduction, perception, and attention, blurring digital and physical worlds to create moments of intimate connection between participants and their im/mediate surroundings. A strong focus on natural environments and the ephemerality of perceptual presence runs through all his work.
Gershon’s writings, performances, talks, and projects have appeared at academic conferences including IEEE Sensors, NIME, PSi, and CHI, have been covered by the NYT, Wired, BBC, and NHK, have been seen on numerous stages including TEDx and WE Summit, and have been exhibited internationally in museums and festivals including the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), Ars Electronica (Linz) and RIDM (Montreal). Before receiving his doctoral degree, Gershon obtained a master's in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT and a B.S.E.E. from Yale, where he contributed to research in sensor fusion.