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About Zhanyi Xu


Zhanyi Xu

Zhanyi Xu is an interaction designer and pre-architect. Her main interests are art craft production and experiential art design. With a bachelor's degree in architecture, she is working in the field of architectural scale physical installation. Her on-going projects include cellular automata control system and pneumatic actuator, animated by processing and Cinema 4D.

Projects By Zhanyi Xu

Posts By Zhanyi Xu

“Social distance device” narrow down

June 17, 2020 |

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Possible scenarios and structures Test

June 2, 2020 |

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A CA system of evolving rules ?

May 20, 2020 |

Unexpected system diagram

For the trigger input, we all agree that predominantly tangible interaction is touch.

“Tactile interaction was largely their first instinct, followed by numerous body movements, such as clapping, waiving or jumping. ”(Edge of chaos) The interaction should … Read More

Initial prototype review

May 13, 2020 |

By organising the initial portfolio, we re-examined our prototype and reviewed the process we had approved. Our current project concept /aim can be summarised as follows :

The collective behaviour by pneumatic balloons are a kind of elementary cellular … Read More

Co-network——Rendering the invisible visible

April 28, 2020 |

“Human being is an organism which confronts its world with a mechanism for making indications to itself. ”(HERBERT BLUMER) When we “response”, we “define” each other’s actions, designating different objects and giving them meaning. The process of sharing common definitions, … Read More