Technologist and Cadet Weili Shi To Speak At Monmouth University
The Center for the Arts at Monmouth University hosts an artist talk with innovative creator, technologist, and cadet Weili Shi on October 9 at 6:00pm in the Wilson Hall Auditorium as the first fall event of the University’s ArtNow: Performance, Art, & Technology series. Weili Shi will speak about his personal one-of-a-kind project, Shan Shui in the World.
Shi designs through the media of digital technologies. He entered the scene by merging his background in computer science with his passion for painting, dance, and Zen. As a designer, he succeeds in marrying the power of technology with the free, humanistic spirit in his work. Where some may consider it a challenge to mesh the two fields, Shi brings science and art together in a way that seems effortless. In one of his projects, Shi created a music generating system that improvises based on a human dancer’s real-time movements. In another, he constructed a Zen garden where nearly every detail within it changes constantly. The project challenges its audience to “grasp, embrace, and enjoy the present moment.”