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The IEEE VIS presents digital artwork of Meng Chih Chiang in Chicago

by Chao-Ping Huang
New York, September 12, 2015

Taiwanese new media artist Meng Chih Chiang’s digital artwork “A Stranger to Words” was selected to display in Chicago 2015 IEEE VIS 2015 Arts Program Exhibition. The expo will last half month starting from October 16 at Art Institute of Chicago.

IEEE Visualization Conference (VIS) is the world’s largest international seminar on data visualization, and it is the most important annual event in the field of data analysis. Over the years, it explores new technologies related to data visualization and its future development.

The theme for the event this year is “Data Improvisations”. Meng Chih’s work “A Stranger to Words” constructs unique data through personal learning experience, and further blends in the complexity and difficulty of language and its frustration and anxiety.

During the entire one-year period, Ms. Chiang uses the process of transformation through modern data to visualize the process of learning thousands of words. The threads of thought turned into a web of colorful line that represents the vaguely clear memory in people’s minds.

The judge appreciates her work: “a perfect blend of aesthetics and technology application. Successfully explains the complexity and connectivity of data by both performance of the data and inner aesthetic meaning of the data.”

Meng Chih Chiang is from Pingtung, and she was granted government scholarships by the Ministry of Education, Taiwan. She has earned a master degree in Computer Arts degree at School of Visual Arts, and she currently work in New York. Her works is restrained and delicate, refined in color and style. She works freely in the field of graphic and digital art design.

“Data Improvisations” will be displayed from October 16 to October 30 at the Art Institute of Chicago LeRoy Neiman Center.

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The IEEE VIS 2015 Arts Program and Exhibition in Chicago presents “A Stranger to Words” by Meng Chih Chiang

Meng Chih Chiang, a Taiwanese artist, is featured in The IEEE VIS 2015 Arts Program Exhibition for her installation of the new media art “A Stranger to Words.” In collaboration with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, selected artworks will be featured for a two week period from October 16th through October 30th in the LeRoy Neiman Center, open to the general public as well as to VIS attendees.

IEEE VIS 2015 is the premier forum for advances in scientific and information visualization. This weeklong event convenes an international community of researchers and practitioners from academia, government, and industry to explore their shared interests in tools, techniques, and technology. A full complement of research presentations, tutorials, workshops, panels, demonstrations, posters, and exhibitions make this conference one of the largest and most important gatherings of researchers and professionals who specialize in the visual analysis of data.

The theme for VISAP’15, the IEEE VIS 2015 Arts Program, is Data Improvisations. VISAP’15 showcases innovative artwork and research that explores the exciting and increasingly prominent intersections between art and visualization. Through a dedicated papers track and an exhibition that run concurrently with the IEEE 2015 VIS conference, the Arts Program aims to foster new thinking, discussion, and collaboration between artists, designers, technologists, visualization scientists, and others working at the intersection of these fields.

“A Stranger to Words” is an interactive network graph created by Meng Chih Chiang to visualize her personal learning experience. Based on her daily reading report, the personal database of 23,358 words were created originally to express how she understood words. The complicated graph evolves a great diversity of transformations, creating a mesmerizing interactive visual experience in which the language and the line of connection work in unison. Its goal is to reveal a connecting system of underlying text algorithm in a novel and insightful way and to unfold personal sentiments through the capabilities of data visualization.

MengChih Chiang is a Taiwanese artist and an award-winning designer specializing in data visualization, UI/ UX and interactive media. She won Government Scholarship, Ministry of Education, Taiwan to study at School of Visual Arts, MFA Computer Art in New York, concentrating on interactive art of interface, infographics, programming and internet. She graduated from SVA with Paula Rhodes Memorial Award for exceptional achievement in Computer Art in 2013. Scholarships include Matching Outside Scholarships, Lab Assistantship Scholarship and Academic Excellence Scholarship at SVA.

MengChih has worked as a digital designer for Medialand in Taiwan, a creative/interactive designer for American Express and Hi-Res! respectively in New York. The highlights of her awards include: 2015 Red Dot Design Award: Communication Design, French Design Index Award Winner, Best CSS Award Winner, Adobe Design Achievement Awards, The Lumen Prize, The 10th Macao Design Biennial Award, The IEEE Visualization Arts Program, Google Chrome Experiments site, etc. She attended 2015 Al-Tiba9 International Exhibition of Contemporary Art at Bardo National Museum in Algiers, Algeria on September.

░ Exhibition Info ░
 
Theme|Data Improvisations —The IEEE VIS 2015 Arts Program Exhibition
Opening Reception|2015.10.27 (Tuesday), 19:00 – 21:00 
Date|October 16th – October 30th
Hours|Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm 
Host|IEEE Visualization 2015
Location|The LeRoy Neiman Center at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
     |Sharp Building, 37 S. Wabash Ave., 1st floor, suite 201
     Chicago, IL USA
 
Website|http://visap.uic.edu/2015/index.html
Press Contact|Taipei Cultural Center in New York:Peter Guan-Da Yuan 0573@tpecc.org

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台灣新媒體藝術家江孟芝入選芝加哥IEEE Visualization大會 藝術創作計劃與展覽

來自台灣的旅美新媒體藝術家江孟芝的網際網路數位藝術作品《陌語莫語》入選在芝加哥的2015 IEEE Visualization的藝術創作計劃與展覽,自10月16起到10月30號日,在芝加哥藝術學院的雷若伊• 尼曼中心盛大展出,歡迎對大數據視覺化領域有興趣的觀眾朋友前往欣賞。

IEEE Visualization大會是目前全球最大的國際資料視覺化研討會議,也是目前全球最重要的在資料分析領域上的年度聚會。其一直致力於聯合藝術界、學術界、產業界以及政府單位的研究開發人員,探索數據視覺化方面相關的新穎方法技術和未來發展指標。來自世界各個大學和研究所的教授、研究員和學生,或是來自工業界的工程師,以及設計界、藝術界等領域的專業人士,都會來參與一年一度重要的資料視覺化專題或者展覽。今年的藝術創作計劃主題為《數據的即興演繹》,這項計劃收錄在藝術與視覺化的融合上有卓越創新的藝術作品跟研究論文,以促進新型的想法、討論、與合作。

其作品《陌語莫語》透過個人的學習經驗,建構屬於自己的獨特數據,進而了解融入一種語言的複雜性與表達其中的困難,挫折與焦慮感。語言學中的沙皮爾-沃爾夫假說(Sapir–Whorf hypothesis)曾經指出,文字塑造了人的思想與文化,如果打破了原有觀看的經驗,是否會發掘我們使用的言辭之中不為人知的神秘面紗與富有想像力的視覺體驗?

《陌語莫語》歷經一年長時間的醞釀,把千言萬字的學習過程透過數據視覺化的轉變,讓千思萬緒的點與線幻化為一條條色彩斑斕的線網,那是存在在我們腦海中的模糊又清晰的閱讀記憶。此作品獲得評審團一致讚賞入圍IEEE Visualization大會,稱該作品:「完美融合美學形體與科技運用,不論在數據表現或是內在意義都成功地從複雜的資料庫證明的其關聯與連結性」。

江孟芝,台灣屏東縣屏東市人。獲台灣教育部100年留學獎學金取得紐約視覺藝術學院(School of Visual Arts) 電腦藝術碩士,目前在紐約工作。作品以內斂細膩,色彩精緻繽紛設計風格見長,悠遊在平面與數位藝術領域創作;內容著重探討社會價值與文化衝擊的反思等,企圖透過數位美學表達人與人之間、人與自然之間,巧妙又複雜的人文故事。江孟芝曾為多次大型國際賽事得主,包含德國紅點傳達設計大獎、第十屆澳門設計雙年展、 美國Adobe卓越設計大獎、英國流明獎、法國Index設計獎 、最佳CSS獎、美國IEEE VIS藝術創作計劃、Google Chrome創新實驗網站得主;獎學金曾包含2013紐約視覺藝術學院Paula Rhodes傑出成就獎;2012紐約視覺藝術學院書卷獎、2012紐約視覺藝術學院助教獎學金、2011紐約視覺藝術學院旅外獎學金等等。今年九月甫於北非阿爾及利亞的Al-Tiba9國際當代藝術博覽會展出。

░ 活動資訊 ░
活動主題|數據的即興演繹 —The IEEE VIS 2015 Arts Program Exhibition
 
開幕茶會|2015.10.27 (Tuesday)
    |19:00 – 21:00
 
展覽日期|October 16th – October 30th
開放時間|周一至周五早上8時至下午5時
 
主辦單位|IEEE Visualization 2015
 
活動地點|芝加哥藝術學院的雷若伊• 尼曼中心
    |Sharp Building, 37 S. Wabash Ave., 1st floor, suite 201
     Chicago, IL USA
 
活動詳情|http://visap.uic.edu/2015/index.html
新聞聯絡人|駐紐約辦事處臺北文化中心:袁光大 0573@tpecc.org

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Meng Chih Chiang, a Taiwanese Designer in New York, shines at IEEE VIS 2015 Arts Program

November 07, 2015

Meng Chih Chiang received Government Study Abroad Grants from Taiwan in 2011 and graduated from School of Visual Arts in New York with MFA degree in Computer Arts in 2013. Her digital artwork “A Stranger to Words” has been selected competitively to IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Visualization Arts Program and has been invited to the largest Exhibition in the field of data analysis with highly positive attention.

Meng Chih have exhibited her work in “Zero Boundaries — An Emerging Taiwanese Art/Design/Tech Exhibition” in 2014 and have been a speaker of “ 7×7 TALK: Creative Flea Market in Illustration Exhibition— Creative Process Discussion” held by Education Division of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office. She is an active artist with passion. Selected by the largest and the most authoritative conference, IEEE Visualization Exhibition, she said humbly: “Arts require keeping a try and breaking through consistently. I appreciated that Education Division of TECO have given me a platform to showcase my works and an opportunity to discipline creativities. Hope my experience could share and help students, professionals and industrialists who want to attend this conference and exhibition afterward.”

IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) VIS Conference is highest level in papers and arts of visualization and is one of the most prestigious events worldwide. This weeklong event convenes an international community of researchers and practitioners from academia, government, and industry to explore new technologies related to data visualization and its future development. The IEEE VIS 2015 Arts Program, showcases innovative artwork and research that explores the exciting and increasingly prominent intersections between art and visualization. Through a dedicated papers track and an exhibition that run concurrently with the IEEE 2015 VIS conference, the Arts Program aims to foster new thinking, discussion, and collaboration between artists, designers, technologists, visualization scientists, and others working at the intersection of these fields.

By judging strictly, this exhibition honored only 9 installations and 10 demonstrations of Data Arts from all over the world, including Meng Chih’s piece “A Stranger to Words.” This art was created and generate a huge personal database originally by using interactive programming Javascript. It makes a novel experience of digital visualization on internet to deconstruct.the relationship and possibility of text data. Meng Chih Chiang has focused on multi-media art of interaction for the past few years. Her subject often reflects how to combine computer technology expressing the issue of social values and cultural shock.

Angus Forbes, a Chair of IEEE VIS Arts Program, said in the opening ceremony: ”The theme for the event this year is “Data Improvisations.” The artists and collaborative teams participating in the VISAP’15 Exhibition present work that is not only aesthetically compelling, but that also wrestles with complex questions about the use and misuse of data, using their art as an opportunity to present new forms of meaning-making.” The exhibition is also particularly pleased to showcase projects from three pioneers of media arts and visualization, Donna Cox, Dan Sandin, and Eduardo Kac…etc.

 

獲得教育部留學獎學金正在紐約視覺藝術學院(School of Visual Arts)攻讀電腦藝術碩士的 江孟芝,作品「陌語莫語(A Stranger to Words)」入選競爭激烈的2015年國際電機電子工程 師學會(Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, IEEE)的藝術創作計劃 (IEEE VIS Arts Program),日前受邀在全球最大且最具權威的「國際資料視覺化學術暨產業 技術研討會」(IEEE Visualization)展出,受到高度關注與肯定。

江孟芝去年曾參加駐紐約辦事處教育組舉辦的「零界限 — 2014紐約台灣創意新銳聯展」,今年 也參與教育組主辦「2015紐約臺灣創意插畫聯展 : 7×7 TALK: 插畫展裡有創意市集 — 談創意 創新」擔任與談人,對於藝術創作充滿熱忱。本次入選全球最大且最具權威的資訊工程視覺化 國際學術研討會展出,她謙虛的表示:「藝術需要不斷嘗試與突破,駐紐約教育組提供我們發表 的舞台是琢磨創意非常好的機 會,我也希望將我的經驗分享給以後想要參加此項會議與展覽的 學生、教授或是業界人士,希望 對推廣青年學子或是學術單位參加國際展覽會有幫助」。


「國際資料視覺化學術暨產業技術研討會」堪稱是該領域論文與作品發表的最高指標,在國 際 電機電子學界享負盛名,與會人士包括世界各地著名學者,政府組織與相關產業人士,會議及展 期為期兩週於上週結束,主要 在探索科學與資訊的視覺化方面相關的新穎方法技術和未來發展 指標。在研討會中的藝術創作計劃IEEE VIS Arts Program部分,則展示跨足藝術與視覺化的前 衛作品與論文,讓教授、研究員、藝術家,設計者,工程師及科技人才有交流的平台,以促使視 覺化領域有更前 瞻的想法、討論與未來合作關係之誕生。


本年度「IEEE VIS 藝術創作計劃」經過嚴格的審核篩選,僅選出9件裝置科技藝術以及10件成果展示作品,江孟芝「陌語莫語A Stranger to Words」便是其中一件。江孟芝作品本身創造獨特 大量的個人資料Dataset融合程式互動語言Javascript,利用網際網路的平台解構文字資料 的可 能性與聯結性,創作出文化、語言、與學習的新視覺數位體驗。江孟芝近年來專注於研究多媒體 程式互動藝術,結合新穎的 科技表現方式探討社會價值與文化衝擊等主題,透過電腦藝術與數 學邏輯去詮釋資料視覺化與裝置互動的新數位藝術形式。 IEEE VIS 藝術創作計劃主席Angus Forbes在開幕晚宴上表示:「2015年計劃與展覽主題為”數據的即興演繹”,入選的藝術家與團 隊不僅展現令人感嘆的視覺效果,也深思複雜問題後面資 料所呈現的意義,作品兼具議題深度 剖析與藝術新形態呈現,是一個集結各個創意視覺化作品的展覽。」。其他參展者包括 NCSA視 覺實驗興科技的主任Donna J. Cox、視覺藝術教父&EVL創辦人Dan Sandin、當代科技藝術先 驅Eduardo Kac…等等視覺化領域權威。

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