Technologist | Multimedia Artist | Independent Curator
lives and works in New York
Chun’s deep tech industry experience in designing and developing enterprise grade Web applications earns her a track record of bridging her creative and technical skills to build delightful and scalable Web interfaces that help people make sense out of big data. Throughout her professional career as a software designer-engineer, Chun has been passionate about crafting Web tools that allow big data to be useful and insightful to humans.
As an artist and curator, Chun believes in the power of art in connecting people. A producer of multimedia works that provoke dialogues about contemporary cultures, she has a keen eye for the use of interactive technology to engage audience with artworks on a deeper level. Chun’s expertise in the research and implementation of Internet-based infrastructure for delivering data-driven insights also relays to her creative practice. When it comes to interactive art archive-making, she thinks critically about how to use efficient presentation of metadata about artworks to facilicate a better understanding of our living history. She is the initiator, designer, developer and curator of IMMEMORY, an Internet archive dedicated to sharing thoughtful and creative responses to the global COVID-19 crisis. The site is recently nominated for the 2021 Webby Awards in the Best Cultural Website category.
Born and raised in Beijing, Chun graduated from Stanford University with a M.S. degree in Computer Science, specializing in Human-Computer Interaction, and earns her B.S. degree with Highest Distinction in Computer Science/Applied Mathematics from the University of Virginia (where her thesis project explored, from socio-cultural and technical infrastructure angles, the incentive structure for partipation in Internet-based decentralized “open science“ practice). She studied Studio Art at Stanford and UC Berkeley.
Learn more about her work on data tools, artworks and exhibitions.