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Ani Liu is a multi-platform designer specializing in technologically mediated interactions spanning from the digital to the multi-sensory.

A recent graduate of MIT Media Lab, she seeks to link technological innovation with emotional tangibility.

 

Liu's work has been presented internationally, at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Asian Art Museum, MIT Museum, MIT Media Lab, Shenzhen Design Society, Wiesner Gallery, Harvard University, Open Gallery, Powerhouse Alliance Conference, Buildings as Cities Inaugural Conference and TEDxBeaconStreet. Her work has been featured in VICE, TED, National Geographic, FoxNews, WIRED, and several publications, including See Yourself X: Human Futures Expanded and Solid: Design Techniques.

In 2014-15, she led the research program in Sensory Mediation at the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities, which explores how information visualization, augmented reality and other emerging technologies can be harnessed to extend the human sensorium to redefine spatial experience.  She taught as an Associate Instructor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where she co-taught an advanced-level architectural studio called Architecture of Cultural Prosthetics: Tools for Communication and Expression in the Public Space with Krzysztof Wodiczko.

Liu has a BA from Dartmouth College and received a Masters of Architecture degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, earning a distinction for her thesis in wearable technologies, responsive environments and cultural prosthetics.

Ani is currently available for speaking engagements, art direction, interaction design, and multi-sensory commissions. She aims to create delightful, thought provoking experiences to reignite a sense of wonder.  

For inquiries, please contact studio@ani-liu.com.

 

Education

 
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MIT Media Lab 2017
Master of Science, 5.0/5.0 GPA

Harvard University
Graduate School of Design, 2014
Master of Architecture, Thesis Distinction

Dartmouth College
B.A., High Honors, 2008


 

Awards
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Biological Art and Design Award
This award is an annual international competition, it's aim to allow artists and designers to experiment with bio art and design and to push back the boundaries of art and science. The award is an initiative of NWO, ZonMw, MU and BioArt Laboratories.  2018

Core 77 Design Jury Captain
I am serving as the Jury Captain of Core77's annual design competition in the Design Concept category. 2018

The Harold and Arlene Schnitzer Prize in the Visual Arts, 1st Prize
This award is presented annually to MIT students who have demonstrated excellence in a body of artistic work. The award is received at the Institute Awards Convocation and includes an exhibition at the Wiesner Gallery. 2017

MIT Arts Scholar
Fostering an active community of MIT students with an exceptional interest in the arts. The community’s resultant role is that of an arts leadership group, cultivated through events and mentorship. 2016-18

International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition (iGEM)
The iGEM Competition is a competition in Synthetic Biology, where students work together to solve real-world challenges by building genetically engineered biological systems with standard, interchangeable parts.  My team, EMW StreetBio, won honorable mention for our project, BiotaBeats. 2016

Wellington and Irene Loh Fund Graduate Fellowship
Nomination on behalf of MIT Media Lab, 2016

Alfred K. Priest Fellowship
Awarded to individuals who have demonstrated unusual promise, enabling them to study in any graduate program at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
2010-2013

Wolfenden Fine Arts Prize
Awarded to two graduating students for excellence in the Arts
2008

Class of 1960 Office of Residential
Life Art Acquisition Award
Awarded to graduating students whose art is purchased into the permanent collection of Dartmouth College.
2008

Robert Dance Arts Initiative Award
A proposal-based award that provides monetary grant towards completing an installation.
2007

Melissa Brown Hurlock-Hobson Award
Awarded to two sophomores are Dartmouth College annually who show exceptional promise in the Arts.
2006