VR Fest. #Jump into the Light (2017-9-18), an illustrated report of a VR venue in New York
Sally or the Bubble Burst (2017-10-3), an analysis of an interactive DVD-ROM made in 2002 by Toni Dove, that uses speech recognition and synthesis to allow viewers to converse with famed 1930ís performer Sally Rand [played by Helen Pickett].
Miyubi @ Future of Story Telling 2017 (2017-10-17), a report of a VR story at an interactive storytelling festival on Staten Island
Mapping Chinese Diaspora in New York (2017), an interactive map that aims to connect diasporas through location-based memories expressed in literature, film and other art works.
Crouching Animals: Image and Reception of Female Cannibals in The Lure (2015) and Raw (2016) My paper applies Kristeva’s theory of Abject to the horror films of female cannibals, and discusses 1)cannibals as the imaginary abject of the civilized westerners,2)one bestial sister as the abject of the humane sister, 3) the horror films as the abject of the audiences. I argue that the abject, epelled but insisting on existing, challenges the boundary between savage and civility, the evil and the benign, and other and self.
In the alternative theory project, I use the Thinglink to annotate images and videos to illustrate the second part of my paper, the abject and sisterhood.