As a audience, what do you see through calligraphy art piece? Do you understand the meaning of the words? Or you appreciate it from the shape of the characters?

I have learned Chinese calligraphy for 8 years. As a Chinese, I think calligraphy is a treasure in our culture. The beauty and content behind calligraphy are beyond description. However, we are so familiar with using keyboard that we seldom use pen to write a word. Not to mention that majority of young people is strange to calligraphy culture. Besides, lots of people don’t know how to appreciate calligraphy art pieces. On the other hand, when a Chinese calligraphy work placed in front of foreigners, they might not able to get the whole concept and beauty behind it because of unfamiliarity with Chinese. As a result, I am thinking about creating a novel and attractive way to appreciate calligraphy.

I want to “redesign” the process of calligraphy, and explore the connection between the characters, or audience and artwork, or even calligraphy and culture.


  • Calligraphy
  • Technology
  •  Psychology
  • Culture
  • Education
  • Graphic Design


  • Chinese young generation
  • Foreigners


  • Hakanaï

    Hakanaï, Adrien M & Claire B

    It is an immersive design which combine virtual and physical elements. The virtual cube environment created by project mapping interacts with performer’s movement. The audiences can feel strong connection with whole environment and performance.

  • Graffiti Analysis

    Graffiti Analysis, Evan Roth

    Graffiti Analysis, Evan Roth

    I like the way he transfer 2D graffiti into 3D model. Create a different way to appreciate graffiti art from the process of painting.

  •  Tea Party – Flow and Slow
    Slow and Flow / Tea party, Studio Qiao, Lin's Ceramics Studio

    Slow and Flow / Tea party, Studio Qiao, Lin’s Ceramics Studio

    Designing the process of making tea, “Tea Party” create a comprehensive and delicate experience for audiences. From the equipments to the outfit of performer, they redesign Chinese tea culture and bring it into a new art level.

  • FAUST x XEME “Intersection” — New York Graffiti Meets Chinese Calligraphy

    The combination of Chinese and graffiti art elements.

  • Spatial Calligraphy: Circle, Infinity Circle

    Spatial Calligraphy: Circle, Infinity Circle, teamLab, 2016, Sculpture in VR (Virtual Reality), Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

    Spatial Calligraphy: Circle, Infinity Circle, teamLab, 2016, Sculpture in VR (Virtual Reality), Sound: Hideaki Takahashi


  • Shan Shui in the World
    Shan Shui in the World, SHI Weili

    Shan Shui in the World, SHI Weili

    I like the way he uses the height of buildings and turns data into shan shui painting, and how he combines technology with traditional Chinese art.

  • Tong,Yang-Tze

    She is a very famous calligraphy artist in Taiwan. Her works are wild and vigorous. She combines the aesthetic of modern design with traditional calligraphy. To encourage more young people to contact calligraphy, she did various cross-field design with calligraphy recent years. For example, music, choreography, sculpture.


    SAO 2016, Tung,Yang-Tzu


    Just In Case, Justin Chou and Tung,Yang-Tzu

    Just In Case, Justin Chou and Tung,Yang-Tzu



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I am creating a interactive calligraphy writing installation, which can visualize the writing process. It is able to transfer the invisible strength and speed into Shan shui painting. By various strength of strokes and shade of ink, calligraphy can create a dynamic sense of space. We can have a novel way to view traditional calligraphy culture. Moreover, I want to let public know calligraphy is not old-school, it is modern art.


  1. Think more about how to present the information on the screen and what is each layer represents. (Data visualization)
  2. Technical issue: Pressure sensor can only detect pressure on one certain area. I might need to use touch screen that can detect pressure and touch from various area on the screen.
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