Weidong Yang

Weidong is a San Francisco based artist, scientist and entrepreneur. He received his PhD in Physics, a Master in Computer Science, and was a postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley researching quantum dots. He is the founder and director of Kinetech Arts, a non-profit organization that brings dance, science, and interactive technology together. He has been co-leading weekly open labs and annual “Dance Hacks” over the past five years. He is also the founder of Kineviz, an interactive data visualization company with the mission of bringing wonder to data. In 2016 he was a resident artist at the Djerassi Program and was also a Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Fellow. He has been credited with ten US patents. Weidong and Daiane Lopes da Silva are collaborating on Mapping the Neurons of Artificial Subconsciousness, a data-visualization project that explores patterns of artificial intelligence and social networking growth in society and their influence on human consciousness. This 2 year project is supported by The Creative Work Fund. He is currently a 2018-2021 artist resident at ODC in San Francisco.

Choreographer/Physicist
San Francisco, United States