Made In Asia Creative Tech Lab
On pause: to rest and reflect
A space and consultancy where ASEAN artists, designers, and technologists collaborate with local communities. I partnered with different creative spaces in Los Angeles, SF Bay Area, and Bangkok to host play parties for creative technologists around Southeast Asia and China. They became a breeding ground for cross cultural collaboration between creators and audiences all over the world.
Over the course of 2 years, we held workshops that introduced schools to VR as a tool for creativity, talks about emerging media, and consultations for companies and organizations who wanted their own artist led tech programming.
My goal was to create wider channels of bi-directional culture flow. When I first started the initiative in 2017, virtual and augmented reality were still relatively young and it was difficult to find the equipment needed to prototype games, experiences, and films. Made In Asia was a step towards equitable distribution of emerging tech, while creating a stage for media artists interested in themes like art, tech, and society.