Professional

2021 - Present Adjunct II Professor, UDIST, California College of the Arts.

2021 - Present Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Applied Arts, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan.

2018 - Present Instructor, Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA.

2020 - Present Co Founder, OVERGROWNN group, Berkeley, CA.

2018 - Present Research Staff, Hybrid Ecology Lab, UC Berkeley, CA.

2017 - Present Co Founder, Natura Machina, St.Pete-Berkeley-Tokyo

2019 - 2020 Director of Experiential Technology, Vibrant Labs, San Francisco, CA.

2018 - 2021 Lab Manager, CITRIS Invention Lab, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA.

2017 Spring, Artist Residency in Yasuaki Kakehi Lab, Keio University , Yokohama, Japan.

2011 - 2017, Lead Technologist, Tellart LLC, Providence, RI.

2010 Summer, Artist Assistant, Ian Ingram Studio, Pittsburgh, PA.

2007 Summer, Research Assistant, Creativity Lab, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Hsinchu,Taiwan.

Publications

McGregor, A., Wu, K.-J., Lichen and Machine Interaction to Facilitate Human Connection. ICRA ‘21, IEEE

Karchemsky, M., Zamfirescu-Pereira, J.D., Wu, K.-J., Guimbretière, F. and Hartmann, B., Heimdall: A Remotely Controlled Inspection Workbench For Debugging Microcontroller Projects. CHI '19, ACM

Wu, k.-J., McGregor, A., Natura Machina: Teenage Meadow. C&C ‘19, ACM

Wu, K.-J., Baskinger, M., and Gross, M., GIFFI: A Gift for Future Inventor. In Proc. TEI '12, ACM

Willis, K.D.D., Xu, C., Wu, K.-J., Levin, G. and Gross, M.D., Interactive Fabrication: New Interfaces for Digital Fabrication. TEI '11, ACM

Wu, K.-J. and Gross, M., TOPAOKO: interactive construction kit. Ext. Abstracts CHI '10, ACM (2010), 3619-3624.

Exhibition

AUG 2021 Ballet of the Final Anthozoans, Fairgrounds, St.Pete, FL

AUG 2021 Signs of Life, Fairgrounds, St.Pete, FL

NOV 2020 Core Sample 核芯樣本, 臺灣當代文化實驗場 C-LAB, Taipei, Taiwan

OCT 2020 Core Sample 核芯樣本, 2020 DigiWave|無條件進位 CeilToInt();, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

SEP 2020  Soundform No.1, Japan Media Art Festival Excellent Award, Tokyo, Japan

SEP 2020  Natura Machina: Teenage Meadow, Digital Craft Exhibition at Applied Contemporary, Oakland, CA

OCT 2019  Natura Machina: Teenage Meadow, CODAME ART+TECH Festival, San Francisco, CA

SEP 2019   Soundform No.1, Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria.

AUG 2018  NaturaMachina: Newborn, Vibrant Matter: Artworks Refiguring Form, Los Angeles, CA

MAY 2018  Playform, Currents New Media Festival, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.

JUL 2016   Waveform 2.0, Granoff Center Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.

DEC 2014  TOOL, Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, New York City, USA, (Sketchbot)

JUN 2011  Interacción I/O/I, Disseny Hub Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. (GIFFI)

JUN 2011  Three River Festival, Assemble Gallery, Pittsburgh, USA. (GIFFI, ROBBBUTTERFLY, PLUNKO)

MAY 2011  Maker Faire Bay Area, San Mateo County Event Center, San Mateo, USA. (GIFFI)

APR 2011  3DDC, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC, USA, (Cutter)

SEP 2010  Maker Faire NY, New York Hall of Science, New York, USA. (Cutter)

MAY 2010 Frame Gallery, Pittsburgh, USA. (Head Monster)

Awards

2020 23rd Japan Media Arts Festival Art Division Excellence Award (Natura Machina)

2020 Taiwan Ministry of Culture Arts and Technology: Creative Innovation and Counseling Project Awardee (OVERGROWN group)

2017 Core77 Notable Interaction Award: Museum of the Future: Machinic Life (Tellart)

2017 Best of CES Award Engadget: Toyota Concept-i (Tellart)

2015 IXDA Interaction Award Shortlist in Engaging: The Coffee Connector (Tellart)

2014 Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum's permanent collection: Sketchbot (Tellart)

2014 Core77 Interaction Professional Notable: The Binoculars (Tellart)

2013 IXDA Interaction Award Finalist in Engaging: Chrome Web Lab (Tellart)

2013 Core77 Interaction & Exhibition Winner: Chrome Web Lab (Tellart)

Teaching

2021 Fall, Instructor: Computational & Studio Practice, CCA, San Francisco CA

2021 Summer, Instructor: Creative Programming and Electronics, UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA

2020 Spring, Instructor: Creative Programming and Electronics, UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA

2019 Summer, Instructor: Creative Programming and Electronics, UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA

2019 Spring, Instructor: Creative Programming and Electronics, UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA

2018 Spring, Instructor: Reimagining Mobility, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA.

2016 Fall, Instructor: Internet of Trees, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2016 Spring, Instructor: Creative Imaging Lab, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2015 Fall, Instructor: Drawing Machine, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence

2011 Spring, Teaching Assistant: Experimental Form, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.

2010 Spring, Lecturer: Making Things Interactive, School of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.

Education

2010 MtID, Master of Tangible Interaction Design, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

2007 BS, Bachelor in Electronic Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

2007 Certificate, Digital Content Program, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan