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kathy wukaaathy.comkaaathywu@gmail.com
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AboutI'm a designer, artist, educator, sometimes organizer. Sometimes poet. Formerly a tech worker and still trying to understand a place for computers. Love talking about literacies and learning. Always interested in the political, pedagogical, playful. Forever learning and growing and trying not to take it all too seriously. 🌻
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Teaching & DesignAdjunt FacultyRISD Graphic Design2021 Spring 2021 FallI designed and taught Computational Poetics, a studio about expressive & urgent topics in procedural & language-based media.
kaaathy.com/comppoetics
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Resident ArtistResidence Lab, Pao Arts Center & Asian Community Development Corporation2021In an artist team, I worked with Chinatown residents to vision a garden project highlighting moments of mutual aid and care. We installed it in Mary Soo Hoo Park. Learned about the challenges of working across language and within public space.
https://asiancdc.org/residencelab
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Senior DesignerScratch Foundation2020–2021Designed for creative tools, online community. Led and co-led projects on media representation & the cautions of face sensing tech. I still have so much love for the community of young people and educators and am humbled by them.
http://scratch.mit.edu/
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Designer & Staff ResearcherLifelong Kindergarten, MIT Media Lab2018–2019I designed & supported research for Scratch 3.0— a new version of Scratch. I worked with kids to improve creative potential of Scratch. That was probably the best part of the work.
https://www.media.mit.edu/groups/lifelong-kindergarten/overview/
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Design FellowIDEO coLab2015I was a design research fellow making speculative gestures at what blockchain could do. I learned that I enjoyed doing research but I realized that the tech venture world really wasn't for me.
https://www.ideocolab.com/
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Visual & UX DesignerIBM Design2015 –2017I did UI/UX design for business software. I learned I don't want to do that kind of work again.
https://www.ibm.com/design/
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Writing AdvisorRISD Writing Center2013–2015Supported student writers to become better at writing; co-developed writing pedagogy. Probably still one of my favorite jobs to this date.
https://artsandlanguage.risd.edu/writing
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Institutional EducationIncomplete, Masters in ITPNew York University, Tisch School of Arts2017I did a year at Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). Loved some parts and disliked aspects too. I didn't finish the program because I wanted to work on Scratch at MIT.
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BFA Graphic Design, Minor in Literary Arts + StudiesRhode Island School of Design2011–2015Graduated with honors and Bo Bernstein award for excellence. An exhausting four years, glowing and formative and also definitely difficult.
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Select CourseworkMIT2016, 2019Civic Media Codesign, Transmedia Storytelling
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Select CourseworkBrown University2014–2015Object-Oriented Programming, Chinese I & II.
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Speaking & PublishingGuest CriticRISD Graphic Design Senior Thesis2021 Spring 2021 FallInvited as a critic on undergraduate students' thesis work.
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Contributing ArtistIDICLS2021One of 12 artists exhibiting digital narrative work on the theme of connectivity.
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Contributing ArtistinPUBLIC, What Will We Tend To2021Exhibited a textile piece celebrating mending & repair in Downtown Crossing, Boston.
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ContributorCritical Coding Cookbook, The New School2021Wrote an erotic poetry workshop for an intersectionally feminist and poetic exploration of JavaScript. Will be published in 2022
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Guest LecturerRISD Digital Poetics Seminar2021Invited as a critic to talk about weird things you can do with language.
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Guest LecturerParson Young Scholars Program2021
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Contributing PoetTaper Mag #6, Throw of the Dice2021Minimalist random web poems, Instructions for Care & Possible Futures of Earth
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Contributing ArtistVirtualGoodsDealer.com2021Showcased an ASCII webpiece on looting museums.
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Many MigrationsSPICYZINE2020Shared poetry & textile work about immigration and class, the history of garment work in Chinatown.
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New Narratives StorytellerUnbounded Visual Arts2020
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ExhibitorMaker Faire, New York Hall of Science2018Showed Search Divides Us, a game about search engine bias.
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BioDesign ChallengeBioDesign Challenge MoMA2018Presented speculative fiction about jellyfish plastics.
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WordHack Babycastles NYC2018Performed a poem made with the CMU Rhyming Dictionary.
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1st PlaceMIT Hacking Arts2015Awarded for recreating paintings in VR. In retrospect I find hackathons quite cringey (although there are interesting makers and activists trying to hold space in different ways.)
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1st PlaceHack at Brown University2015Created a zany mobile game which could support 200+ players (pre-dates Jackbox)
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CommunityVolunteer Organizer + Political EducatorAsian American Resource Workshop2019–presentAARW is are a leftist grassroots queer-led, pan-Asian organizing home. As a volunteer I designed for and supported anti-eviction campaigns in Boston. I designed and co-led political education workshops on topics in abolition. I'm currently helping with political zine making workshops.
https://www.aarw.org/
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Teaching VolunteerInterference Archive Education Working Group2021–presentFaciliate workshops about art & design's role within political movements. Teach about archives and zine-making.
https://interferencearchive.org/
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JurorBabycastles Digimyths2021Juror for an alternative learning space focused on digital media and cultural mythology.
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VolunteerCode for Boston2017–2019Designed interfaces and technologies for Boston governmental projects & non-profits. I learned a lot about what civic design could be, and the struggles of sustaining civic design on a volunteer bases. Code for America isn't great (their new leader is anti-union).
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Teaching AssistantLower East Side Girls Club2017Supported educators in DIY electronic makerspaces for high schoolers in Manhattan.
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Museum GuideActon Science Discovery Museum2016–2017Facilitated science and art exhibits with kids 5 through 12. This is the science museum I grew up going to.
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