ZZYW is a research studio based in New York and Brooklyn. It produces software application, installation, and text as instruments to examine the cultural, political and educational imprints of computational objects.

Since 2014, ZZYW has been maintaining a series of educational initiatives with universities and alternative spaces of learning, mining the potential of computation as a mode to express, speculate, and non-reduce. As an independent collective, ZZYW’s work has been exhibited in leading arts and culture institutions as Power Station of Art (Shanghai), the National Museum of China (Beijing), CultureHub (New York), among others. 

ZZYW also produces interactive experiences for companies and organizations as a creative agency, with a focus on immersive landscape and alternative video games. For more information, please visit Agency Page.

Contact

For studio visit, collaboration inquiry, and questions, please send emails to hi@zzywstudio.com


Founders

WANG Yang 汪洋
Artist / Designer / Engineer

Yang is an independent designer, a computational media artist, and a computer engineer based in Brooklyn, New York. He also works as technical artist for simulation artist Ian Cheng founded production company MetisSuns. He is a member of New Museum led artist incubator NEW INC, the former technical director of Shanghai based new media art agency OUTPUT Lab, and a former Interaction Designer at New York Financial District based interaction design firm Potion.

Yang holds a BFA from University of Science & Technology, Beijing (USTB) in Artistic Design and graduated from ITP, New York University, with a MPS at 2014. Through his computational art and design practice, Yang relates the systematic and analytical side of computer algorithms to the generative and aesthetic. His work critiques notions that invite closer examinations, or produces poetic images.

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QI Zhenzhen 漆贞贞
Educator / Mathematician / Technologist

Zhenzhen Qi is a technologist, researcher and educator. She is fascinated by employing computational languages to create alternative spaces where patterns are shifted, expectations are broken, and conditions for new becomings emerge.

Since 2014, she has taught computer art and creative technology courses and workshops on interactive media, web, and game development at Columbia University, City University of New York(CUNY), New York Creative Tech Week, Guangzhou Academy of Art (GAFA), Shanghai Contemporary Museum of Art, Asia Art Archive etc. She is a member of New Inc at New Museum, and was the recipient of the Creative Technology Fellowship and Macy Fellowship at Columbia University. She co-founded NYC based interaction design agency ZZYW, and DISCOURSE, an education space dedicated to exploring alternative forms of computational art practice, pedagogy, and critical theory.

Zhenzhen holds a BS from University of California, Berkeley and MPS from New York University. Zhenzhen is currently working for her Doctor of Education (EdD) in Computational Art Education at Teacher’s College, Columbia University.

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