About me

Winnie Soon is an artist-researcher whose works intersect art, cultural studies and coding practice. She has a MA from School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong and a MSc from Institute of Digital Art and Technology, Plymouth University in UK, and 10 years experience as a programmer, designer, information architect and project manager in both corporate and educational settings. She has recently completed a PhD at the Center for Participatory IT (School of Communication and Culture), Aarhus University with the topic titled “Executing Liveness: An examination of code inter-actions in software (art) practice”. She has awarded the Top-Ranked LABS Abstracts 2017 by Leonardo and the winner of The 2018 Aarhus University Research Foundation PhD award. Currently, she is Assistant Professor at the Department of Digital Design and Information Studies in Aarhus University, teaching Aesthetic Programming and Digital Culture.

Informed by the cultural, social and political context of technology, Winnie’s work examine the cultural implications of technologies in which computational processes and infrastructure underwrite our experiences, which are ever more programmed. Her works explore themes/concepts around computational culture, specifically concerning internet censorship, data circulation, real-time processing/liveness, infrastructure, the culture of code practice. Her projects and lectures have been presented internationally at museums, art festivals, universities and conferences, including but not limited to ZKM, The Photographers’ Gallery, Transmediale2015/2017/2019 (Berlin), Electronic Literature Festival2018, ISEA2015/2016 (Vancouver, Hong Kong), V&A Museum (London), ARoS Aarhus Art Museum (Aarhus, Denmark), Si Shang Art Museum (Beijing), Pulse Art + Technology Festival (Savannah, USA), FutureEverything Art Exhibition (Manchester), The Wrong – New Digital Art Biennale, Hong Kong Microwave International Media Arts Festival, Taipei National University of Arts, Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design and The University of Hong Kong.

Winnie’s current research focuses on aesthetic coding in the realm of software studies, working on two books titled “Aesthetic Programming: A Handbook of Software Studies, or Software Studies for Dummies” (with Geoff Cox) and “Fix My Code” (with Cornelia Sollfrank). Recent contributions to publications include “Execution” in Posthuman Glossary (with Critical Software Thing), ‘Executing Microtemporality’ in Executing Practices and ‘Vocable Code‘ in Proceedings of the 9th SAR – International Conference on Artistic Research (with Geoff Cox). 

Research interest: Research through creative practice, Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing in Art and Culture, Software Studies, Internet/Software/Media Art, Humanistic/Exploratory/Aesthetic Programming.

Contact: rwx[at]siusoon[dot]net

Full CV

Github: https://github.com/siusoon

Publication articles: https://au.academia.edu/winniesoon/Papers

Public Presentation: http://www.slideshare.net/siusoon/

PhD Thesis: Executing Liveness: An examination of the live dimension of code inter-actions in software (art) practice

 

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Within 880 characters/120 words Bio:

Winnie Soon (HK/DK) is an artist-researcher based in Denmark examining the cultural implications of technologies in which computational processes and infrastructure underwrite our experiences, which are ever more programmed. Her works explore themes/concepts around computational culture, specifically concerning internet censorship, data circulation, real-time processing/liveness and the culture of code practice. Winnie’s projects have been exhibited and presented internationally at museums, festivals, universities and conferences across Europe, Asia and America. Her current research focuses on aesthetic coding in the realm of software studies, working on two books titled “Aesthetic Programming: A Handbook of Software Studies” (with Geoff Cox) and “Fix My Code” (with Cornelia Sollfrank). She is Assistant Professor at Aarhus University. More info: http://www.siusoon.net

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Winnie Soon is a Hong Kong artist-researcher, currently living in Denmark and working at the intersection of media art, digital culture and software studies. Her work specifically concerns internet censorship, data circulation, infrastructure, real-time processing, and the culture of code practice. Winnie’s projects have been exhibited and presented internationally at museums, festivals, universities and conferences across Europe, Asia and America. More info: http://www.siusoon.net

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