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Xu Wenkai - Aaajiao

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aaajiao (XU Wenkai) was born in 1984 in Xi'an, and later moved to Shanghai, where he continues to live and work. Aaajiao is one of China's foremost media artists, bloggers and free culture developers. In 2003 he established the sound art website: cornersound.com, and in 2006 he founded the Chinese take on the blog We Make Money Not Art: We Need Money Not Art. He is devoted to Processing, an open source visual programming software, Dorkbot, a non-profit initiative for creative minds, and eventstructure, an interdisciplinary center for art, media technology and academic research based in Shanghai. In his works in general, aaajiao focuses on the use of data and its various forms of display, and how meaning is understood through the process of transforming the movement from reality, to data, and back again. His most significant aesthetic contribution to new media in China is a social one, acting as a vector for the interpretation and communication of international and local trends in the usages of software in artistic practice.

aaajiao(徐文恺),1984年生于中国西安,后移居上海并工作、生活至今。徐文恺是国内前沿的媒体艺术家、博客写手,同时也是一位文化交流的积极推动者。2003年创建声音艺术网站cornersound.com。2006年,创办基于We Make Money Not Art的中文新媒体信息平台We Need Money Not Art。致力于推广processing,一款开源的视觉程序软件。Dorkbot,一个非盈利的倡导创造的活动,以及eventstructure,一家基于上海的跨艺术、设计、学术以及新媒体技术领域的独立研究开发机构。他的作品通常专注于对数据的挖掘和使用,并试图以多种多样的形式将其表现,以此在数据与现实的“调制解调”之中完成对作品内涵的完整表达。他对中国新媒体艺术最重要的审美贡献在于他以自身的活跃姿态,在电脑软件的艺术应用方面,尽力扮演了国内外最新趋势的交流者与先行者角色。

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