Shih Wei Chieh


I am a media artist works with e-textile, wearables and technology application in social practice. 


Recent projects


Laser Dye
One of my main focus now is the laser dye project, which is an exploration of laser exposured alternative photography on textiles. I develop large cyanotype prints on fabric canvas.


e-textile, wearables
My other main focus is conductive material application in textiles, I explore the application of conductive fabric for making wearables, sensors, e-textiles prototyping.


Laser installation
I have been making laser installation with DIY laser machine and max/msp since 2011. Now I am trying to make a standalone laser projector by Axoloti.


Early stage projects
My earlier works of installation, sound devices. 



Tribe Against Machine


Inspired by joining the e-Textile Summer Camp in Paillard, France, I started an annual 10-days international workshop program with some friends called Tribe Against Machine in Taiwan, brings art, technologies to meet the Taiwanese aboriginal textiles communities. Wa are now designing a nomadic residency program where artist, scientist and social engaged project can meet together.



Current researches


Greenhouse

I am currently collaborating with a Tibetan community in Qinghai, China, to develop a greenhouse can resist low temperature in high altitude in order to provide year run vegetable for an orphanage.


Machine learning

The Self-portrait Of Things is an experiment about how machine learning can participate with painters. 


DSSC wearable
I have been researching for this interesting photosensitive material since 2018, trying to apply conventional DSSC as sensors for motion classifier,  light sensor for music device. 



Teaching

Laser dye and max/msp workshop

I give workshops of laser cyanotype and DIY laser projectors, designing laser sonic motion in max/msp environment, basic knowlege for DSP process.