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About Me

Qin Jingyan is an designer, artist, writer, educator, associate professor, and curator with 12+ years of experience creating communities and working within computing culture and industrial design. Her involvements with mixing culture and software development have been presented internationally at the 2004Beijing International New Media Exhibition & Symposium (2004)( http://www.newmediaart.com.cn/Article_Show.asp?ArticleID=29), The Tenth China National Arts Exhibition(2004)( http://bbs.art86.cn/viewthread.php?tid=852), 2006Beijing International New Media Exhibition & Symposium (2006), The Second Art & Science International Exhibition & Symposium(2006)( http://www.tasie.org/show_photo.asp?sort=11&CurPage=12).

Tsinghua University, P.R.China, Ph.D (01/2007) I studied with Professor LU Xiaobo, Professor LIU Guanzhong and Professor WANG Mingzhi and studied in the Information Art & Design Department while active in other disciplines including Computer Science, Sociology, Communications, New Media Arts and Contemporary Music. My Ph.D dissertation is Research on the Design Methods of Digital Cultural Heritage Based on Information Visualization.
Beijing Institute of Technology, P.R.China, MFA (03/2001) I studied in the Industrial Design Department while active in other disciplines including Computer Science, Sociology, Communications and New Media Arts.
Beijing Institute of Technology, P.R.China, BFA (07/1998) I studied in the Industrial Design Department with Professor ZHANG Nairen. My coursework included product design, computer science, major areas of artistic production, architecture, philosophy, science, video, and animation, with a strong emphasis on weekly critiques with peers, faculty, and outside practitioners.

China, Beijing
Current organization:
University of Science & Technology Beijing
Areas of expertise:
interaction design, Interface design, Web Design, Game Design, Industrial Design, Information Design, New Media Art, Interactive museum design


More About Me

I'm passionate about

Interface Design, Interaction Design, Experience Design, Digital Cultural Heritage Protection and Digital Museum Design, New Life Style Research, Information technology, information aesthetics

An idea worth spreading

Just Create it! Know the past well, know you well, and make the future better.

Talk to me about

read the people's minds

People don't know that I'm good at

something about cultural creation industry

My TED Story

Let people in the world know the contempory China and see the invisible informaiton with information visualization


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  • A comment on Talk: Michael Anti: Behind the Great Firewall of China

    Aug 5 2012: Chinese censorship likes the Nine-Grid Magic Square in ancient China. So far so good.
  • A comment on Talk: Ramesh Raskar: Imaging at a trillion frames per second

    Aug 5 2012: all things go to TIME.
  • A comment on Talk: Vijay Kumar: Robots that fly ... and cooperate

    Mar 4 2012: Corporation can build the towervof babel if the robots have no trouble of communication?
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    A comment on Conversation: Do you think marriage, as a social commitment device, still works? Or did it ever work?

    Dec 23 2011: It is one of the strongest link and cell in Chinese society, in some way.
    The basic network has changed since one child policy, which strengthened the marriage power.
  • A comment on Talk: Thomas Suarez: A 12-year-old app developer

    Dec 17 2011: Developer is a language learner.
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    A reply on Talk: Yang Lan: The generation that's remaking China

    Oct 6 2011: She is a publicity. It is said that Oprah Winfrey one word "I don't eat beef recently" just influenced the stock market 8 Down points.
  • A reply on Talk: Yang Lan: The generation that's remaking China

    Oct 6 2011: We don't like the superpower and some idea of overlords, even when we were in the power center in Tang Dynasty over 1000 years ago. Like any other people in the world, we have the wish to live better and harmony with other people and the environment. Needless to say we have different kinds of people, some are excellent and obey some rules, some are breaking the rules in order to grasp rights to live better. But as one whole, we are diligent to live better by our own hands and minds. Today, we share the same sunshine, the same earth, the same good wish, and the same information, also, the same Steve, but we can not share the same noosphere and minds. We only communicate, not share the same minds.
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    A reply on Talk: Yang Lan: The generation that's remaking China

    Oct 6 2011: No matter what kind of situations we are facing, we and the world are the creator of Nowadays China and Nowadays Man's World. We have the social responsibility to face and fix the problems.
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    A reply on Talk: Yang Lan: The generation that's remaking China

    Oct 6 2011: Heroes think alike :)
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    A reply on Talk: Yang Lan: The generation that's remaking China

    Oct 6 2011: Absolutely Yang Lan should be respected. She is only one symble and one of the diversified persons in China. We embrace diversity, no matter humanity, culture, or policy. Just like Wallstreet Strikes and Demonstrations, China faces many problems which are mainly caused by huge populations and lack of resources. Unfortunately, the young generations in 21st century in China must burden the future which comes from 19-20 centuries. Who robbed countless resources from China? Not Chinese. Who built and is building the peaceful China? Chinese like Yang Lan. Language is just a tool for communication. If we are in the different roads, we have no mutual protocal to communicate. There is proverb in the west, one eye for one eye, but too many eyes make you blind. I never believe that if your country and families meet some problems, nobody would like helping you first except youself and your families. Yang Lan has burdened too much, but she is never lonely. For human beings, we have one dream to make us living better, even though we face different and diversified problems.
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