Nicci Yin CV
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Education
MFA Media Design Practices
ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena, CA
Expected April 2018
THESIS: Surface Tension

BA Art History with a concentration in Visual Arts + Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Barnard College, Columbia University, New York, NY
December 2013
THESIS: Against Violence by Vision: Visibility and Visuality in Artistic Responses to Post-9/11 Surveillance Practices



Selected work experience
Freelance graphic + web designer
April 2015 – Present

Research Assistant
Media Design Practices, Pasadena, CA

    —Different Tomorrows
        September – November 2017

    —Animistic Collaborators in Mixed Reality
        May – July 2017

    —Micro Mega Meta
        February – April 2017

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

Post Baccalaureate Fellow
Barnard Center for Research on Women, New York, NY
February 2014 – August 2015

Production Intern
Local Projects, New York, NY
September – December 2013

Global Initiatives Intern
Creative Time, New York, NY
June – August 2013



Presentations
"Pivot Points + Surface Tension"
Wobbly Realities: A Happy Hour in the Post-Geographic City
Media Design Practices, ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena, CA
2018

Guest Respondent
Design and Neoliberalism: The Economics and Politics of ‘Total Design’ across the Disciplines
College Art Association Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA
2018

“Pivot Points: Creating Mixed Reality Neighborhoods”
Everyday Immersions Undergraduate Class
Interaction Design, ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena, CA
2017

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

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

“Performing Justice” — with Sydnie L. Mosley and Ali Rosa-Salas
Why Sex? Why Gender? Symposium, Barnard College
2015

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



Publications
Propositions: a critical design journal
Founder + editor in collaboration with Stephanie Cedeño + Godiva Reisenbichler
http://props.haus
2017

The Scholar & Feminist Online Issue 12.1-12.2: “Activism and the Academy”
eds. Janet R. Jakobsen and Catherine Sameh
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, Pasadena, CA
2017 – 2018

Most Thought-Provoking Design
Microsoft Design Expo, Redmond, WA
2017

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

Phi Beta Kappa
Barnard College, Columbia University, NY
2013

Magna cum laude
Barnard College, Columbia University, NY
2013

Art History Departmental Honors
Barnard College, Columbia University, NY
2013

Tow Foundation Public Service Grant
Barnard College, Columbia University, NY
2012



Technical experience
Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro, Audacity, Unity 3D (for HTC Vive + Microsoft Hololens), Sketchup, HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, Python, JSON, WordPress, PHP, C#, GitHub, Arduino

Critical and speculative design, design research, graphic design, rapid prototyping, user experience design, futures thinking, workshop presentation, public speaking

English, Chinese: native, Spanish: intermediate