Xin Wei Sha

Sha Xin Wei Ph.D. is Professor and Director of the School of Arts, Media + Engineering in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts + Fulton Schools of Engineering.  Dr. Sha is Director of the Synthesis Center for transversal art, philosophy and technology at Arizona State University, and is also a Fellow of the ASU-Santa Fe Institute Center for Biosocial Complex Systems.  He lectures in the European Graduate School in Philosophy, Art and Critical Theory.

Dr. Sha's core research concerns topological approaches to poiesis, play and process.  His art and scholarship range from gestural media, movement arts, and realtime media installation through interaction design to critical studies and philosophy of technology.  Trained in mathematics at Harvard and Stanford, Sha pursues speculative philosophy, experimental art, and visionary technologies that are reciprocally informed to equal depth.

He publishes in experimental philosophy, media arts, science and technology studies, and computer science, including the book Poiesis and Enchantment in Topological Matter (MIT).

Professor and Director
Synthesis @ ASU
Tempe, United States
Focus area: Sound, Music, Analogue, Digital, Art History, Theory, Philosophy, Architecture, Urban Planning, Built Environment, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Computer Science, Code, Data, Cultural Practices, Social Practice, Design, Generative Practices, Generative Art, Physics, Locative, Mapping, GPS, Public Art, Placemaking, Site Specific, Textiles, Materials, Wearables, Electronics, Connected self, Video, Film, Systems, Performance Art, Theater, Dance, Choreography, Culture, Sociology