CRAZYPULSAR | 李 璵 Li Yu
ID on Planet Earth:
Li Yu is an interdisciplinary researcher, speculative designer and technologist.
As a designer, she researches the burgeoning areas of advanced science technology and speculative design, and their fascinating intersection where our unlimited imagination meets the fast pacing science technology development. She uses design as a method of investigation, while implementing emerging technologies, aimed at expanding our imagination, breaks the sense of normality, brings thought experiments into tangible forms and explores possible future scenarios.
Her works collected in Modern Art and Design in Lausanne(MUDAC), exhibited internationally, including Milan Design fair, Biennale internationale du design de Saint-Étienne, Milan Image Fair, FLUX Laboratory in Zurich and Geneva, Design Society V&A museum in Shenzhen. Her work Telepathy win the 2nd price of CORE 77 Speculative Design Award. Space Seed win the Bourses du fonds cantonal d'art contemporain(FCAC) in the Canton of Geneva, reported on Swiss newspaper Le Temps, Wallpaper magazine. She also appears on WIRED documentary: Shenzhen: The Silicon Valley of Hardware.
As an interdisciplinary researcher, she monitoring and forecasting emerging science and technology, collaborates with scientists and engineers from various fields include biotechnology, aerospace, AI, data science, math, computer science. The purpose is to transform scientific research projects and knowledge into applicable products for social impacts, as well as science communication. She previously collaborates with EPFL, CERN, MIT…etc. She actively involved in biohacking, citizen science, Maker movement and tech entrepreneurial/startups scenes in EU, China and the US since 2012.
Based in Shenzhen, she travels frequently in the EU and US for design research, prototyping and technology foraging. The city is her bases where she dives deep into the fast-evolving innovation ecosystem and studies its transformative and miraculous technology realization ability. She also works on technology scouting and innovation consultation for tech investment firms and corporates, advice iGEM team on design process and presentation, lead design and innovation workshops for companies and college students...etc.
At the spare time, she writes sci-fi, draws sci-fi graphic novels, space out and keep sync with her original universe.
My Multiverse Identity & Planetary Missions:
A.I agent from Proxima Centauri B in planetary Earth
I compose Odyssey 2079 for the voyage in Dirac sea.
I engineering sci-fi artifacts for our future descendant.
Reverse-Turing test officer.
Speculative scientist(I'm serious!)
Space & Time traveler
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2016 Researcher at EPFL+ECAL Lab (Augmented & Virtual reality, food science)
- École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
2011 - 2013 Master of Art (Media Interaction Design)
- Haute Ecole d'Art et de Design, HEAD-Genève, Switzerland
2009 - 2010 DNAP Bachelor of Art (Visual Communication)
- Ecole supérieure d’Arts et Médias de Caen, France
2002 - 2006 Bachelor of Art & Design (Interior Design)
- Yunnan University, Kunming, China
EXPERIENCE & ACTIVITIES
Event Host & Organizer Invite A.I scientists and organize talk on the subject "Neural Tangent Kernel and Applications" with Tsinghua University and Pengcheng A.I lab.
EXHIBITION Space Seed exhibition, Shenzhen 2019 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture. Shenzhen.
TALK & Event Host Co-organize and host event on [A.I application in consumer products and the future of A.I] with SUStech.
WORKSHOP Co-organize and conduct Speculative design and biology workshop Expanded Sensorium with Vanessa Lorenzo & Fran Quero at Tsinghua University Open FIESTA.
RESEARCH Resident researcher and artist. XRL lab at City University of Hong Kong.
ADVISOR GreatBay iGEM(International Genetically Engineered Machine) competition advisor. Shenzhen Bluepha, Shenzhen. China.
Participate and coordination for GOSH(Gathering for Open Science Hardware)Shenzhen with Tsinghua University Open FIESTA. Shenzhen, China
Creative planning & Art direction. New media art installation for museums, city hall, commercial mall exhibition. Silkroad Digital Technology Co., Ltd. Shenzhen
TALK Invited speaker. Maker Fair Shenzhen. Shenzhen, China.
TALK Panel speaker at EU co-funded conference B.Creative & The Creative Tracks. Shanghai
CONFERENCE Participated in Global Community Bio-summit. MIT Media Lab. Boston
EXHIBITION Space Seed Exposition in Design Society & Victoria and Albert (V&A) gallery. Shenzhen.
TALK Invited speaker. Maker Fair Xi An. Xi’an, China.
DESIGN Design an interactive installation to exhibit Seeedstudio electronic products at Makerspace X Factory. Shenzhen, China.
JURY Jury board for the B.Creative challenge, EU funded competition addressed
to young artists and creative entrepreneurs to work together for social innovation. Brussels.
EXHIBITION Space Seed Exposition. Milan Image Fair. Milan, Italy.
TALK Panel speaker at EU co-funded conference B.Creative & The Creative Tracks, discuss creative entrepreneurship and innovation. Namur, Belgium.
WORKSHOP Workshop Inclusive design at Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design - Royal College of Art, London, UK.
EXHIBITION Space Seed Exposition. FLUX Laboratory, Zurich, Switzerland
EXHIBITION Space Seed Exposition. FLUX Laboratory, Geneve, Switzerland
RESIDENCY Residency Artist at Seeed Studio/Chaihuo maker space. Seeed Studio & Chaihuo Maker space, Shenzhen, China.
MENTOR Invited mentor for bachelor students at the Scientific Research Academy (SRA), a joined program between FAST(Five hundred meter Aperture Spherical Telescope) and Arecibo Observatory, Qiannan Normal College for Nationalities (QNCN). Guizhou, China.
CITIZEN SCIENCE Book Sprint with Adam Hyde, Fabricatorz, and various artist, researchers, activists on the subject of “Cost of Freedom”, a reflection on the actual cost of open source, open knowledge, etc. It’s also as part of “freebassel” campaign. Marseille, France
DESIGN Interaction designer and visual design consultant for WTO E-Learning content.
World Trade Organization, Geneva, Switzerland.
CITIZEN SCIENCE Participated in The Port, a health and humanitarian hackathon at CERN&Campus Biotech. Pier 33, Collaborate with physicists and engineers on R&D on project: Ergonomic protection for people suffering from UV-ultrasensitivity.
6 weeks sailing in Mediterranean Sea.
DESIGN Interaction designer and food science & interactive design lab builder.
Foodpairing. Brugge, Belgium.
CITIZEN SCIENCE Participated in the citizen science project" Galaxylab” at La Paillasse(Parisien bio-hacker space) as a designer and scientific diplomat, collaborating with SpaceGAMBIT, CNRS and other institutes. Paris
MEDIA Space Seed project mentioned in 2 pages article" My resurrection in Space" (Ma résurrection dans l’espace) in series "laboratories of immortality" (Les laboratoires de l'immortalité)on Swiss newspaper Le Temps. 24, July 2014.
AWARD Space Seed win the Bourses du fonds cantonal d'art contemporain(FCAC) pour les diplômé-e-s de la Haute École d’Art et de Design(HEAD). Geneva
DESIGN User experience designer. Nurun. Shanghai - China
CITIZEN SCIENCE Joined membership of La Paillasse, Hackuarium, Bio-hacker space. Paris & Lausanne.
EXHIBITION Final Show, exhibiting the Master project Nature Hunter. Geneva
AWARD Telepathy win the 2nd price of CORE 77 Speculative Design Award.
EXHIBITION Biennale internationale du design de Saint-Étienne, exhibiting the Telepathy project. Saint-Étienne, France
MUSEUM Telepathy collected by Musée de Design et d'arts Appliqués Contemporains. Lausanne
WORKSHOP Workshop La Fin du Monde, directed by Auger-Loizeau, Noam Toran.
WORKSHOP Workshop Créatures Merveilleuses, Illustration and 3D printing, with Florence Doléac and Andreas Gysin. ECAL, Lausanne
EXHIBITION Milano Design Fair 2012, exhibiting Inverse Everything with Auger-loizeau and
El Ultimo Grito, with the cooperation of Noam Toran. HEAD-Genève, Geneva, Milan
WORKSHOP Genève Airport project, directed by Matali Crasset & Antoinette Scheidegger.
MEDIA Article published in Art World magazine, Avant-Garde Design Report. ShangHai, China
DESIGN Designer, webmaster in a fashion photographer agency, working on the website, blog design and construction, website updating, Ipad application, social network communication. WIB Agency, Paris
PERFORMANCE Actress in a music video Juke-Box Human. Caen, France
DESIGN UI&UX and graphic designer in an information technology company. Agency Ideys, Paris
PERFORMANCE Participate in a project Marelle Céleste, Paris
CITIZEN SCIENCE Collaboration with César Harada in projects : Protei, Robodiversity, World Environment Action, Open Sailing. Paris.
DESIGN Graphic designer & Illustration for educational book. Institut Japonais de Paris, Paris Conception & graphic design for Citroën publications, Company promotion.
DESIGN Graphic designer intern at Alinea Productions in Beijing - China
Abyss of Life
Ma résurrection dans l'espace - Le Temps, Switzerland
La graine spatiale qui fait cogiter les labs : Makery
Shenzhen: The Silicon Valley of Hardware
How Shenzhen is becoming the creative captial of China
China National Radio，CNR