Nicci Yin

nicciyin@gmail.com
nicciyin.com

Designer and artist for visual media and emerging technology, working with a range of experimental to applied projects. Based in Los Angeles, CA.

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Education


MFA Media Design Practices
ArtCenter College of Design
2015 – Expected 2018

BA Art History with a concentration in Visual Arts + Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Barnard College, Columbia University
2010 – December 2013

THESIS: Against Violence by Vision: Visibility and Visuality in Artistic Responses to Post-9/11 Surveillance Practices

HONORS: Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, Art History Departmental Honors



Select work experience


Freelance graphic + web designer
April 2015 – Present

Research Assistant
Media Design Practices

    —Different Tomorrows
        Faculty leads: Sean Donahue + Elizabeth Chin
        September – November 2017

    —Animistic Collaborators in Mixed Reality
        Faculty lead: Philip van Allen
        May – July 2017

    —Micro Mega Meta
        Faculty lead: Anne Burdick
        February – April 2017

Design Intern
Space Caviar (Genova, Italy)
June – August 2016

Post Baccalaureate Fellow
Barnard Center for Research on Women
February 2014 – August 2015

Production Intern
Local Projects
September – December 2013

Global Initiatives Intern
Creative Time
June – August 2013



Presentations


“Design and Neoliberalism: The Economics and Politics of ‘Total Design’ across the Disciplines”
— Guest respondent
College Art Association Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA
2018 (Forthcoming)

“Everyday Immersions”
— Guest speaker and critic
Faculty: Jenny Rodenhouse and Filip Kostic
Interaction Design, ArtCenter College of Design
2017

“Pivot Points: Creating Mixed Reality Neighborhoods”
Microsoft Design Expo 2017, Redmond, WA
Collaborator: Nan Tsai
2017

“Right to the Post-Internet City: An Internet of ‘Enlightened’ Things”
Post-Internet Cities Conference at MAAT, Lisbon, Portugal
Collaborators: Stephanie Cedeño, Xiaoxuan Liu, Godiva Reisenbichler
2017

“Performing Justice”
Why Sex? Why Gender? Symposium, Barnard College
Collaborators: Sydnie L. Mosley & Ali Rosa-Salas
2015

“The Octopus: Cognitive Capitalism & The University”
Scholar & Feminist XL: Action on Education, Barnard College
Collaborators: Miriam Neptune & Natalia Cecire
2015



Publications


Propositions: a critical design journal
Collaborators: Stephanie Cedeño + Godiva Reisenbichler
http://props.haus
2017

The Scholar & Feminist Online Issue 12.1-12.2: “Activism and the Academy”
http://sfonline.barnard.edu/activism-and-the-academy/atlas/
2014



Exhibitions


Anti-Racist Classroom Posters Exhibition
ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena, CA
2017

“Westopia?” curated by Parasite 2.0
International Art Prize Bugatti-Segantini
Villa Vertua, Nova Milanese, Italy
2017

“The Internet of Enlightened Things”
Ars Electronica Festival: Artificial Intelligence
Linz, Vienna
2017

Postcards from the Anthropocene
University of Edinburgh, Scotland
2017

MDP W-I-P
ArtCenter College of Design Wind Tunnel Gallery
2017, 2016, 2015

Multi-channel Pt. I
Launchpad Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
2013

Drawing into Print Undergraduate Show
Columbia University, New York
2013

A Sum of Its Parts
Barnard College, New York
2013

(no subject)
Barnard College, New York
2013

BCVA 13: Visual Arts Spring Thesis Show
Barnard College, New York
2013

Undergraduate Printmaking Show
Columbia University, New York
2012



Grants + Awards


MDP Thesis Scholarship
ArtCenter College of Design
2017 – 2018

Student Leadership Education and Development (SLED)
ArtCenter College of Design
2017, 2015

Tow Foundation Public Service Grant
Barnard College
2012



Technical experience


Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro, Audacity, Unity 3D (for HTC Vive + Microsoft Hololens), Rhino, Sketchup

HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, Python, JSON, WordPress, PHP, C#, GitHub, Arduino

English, Chinese/native, Spanish/intermediate