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Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses2018 ➔ 無常 Wu Chang


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Yang Liu (designer)
Anthony Jesse Deen (thesis advisor)
Andrew Zornoza (thesis advisor)
John Sharp (thesis advisor)
Mark Stafford (thesis advisor)


May 17 2018


This paper is the documentation of my thesis project Wu Chang, an interactive installation that works with projection art and audio to create a space that brings a tranquil experience to the audience through interaction with the installation. The project is derived from my thoughts on life that are influenced by Chinese Taoism, and my interests in immersive space experience and installation. Hence this project included the concept research on Chinese Taoism philosophy about the wisdom in life, the basic elements in Zen( Japanese Taoism ) and Chinese Taoism; and form related research on immersive space, interactive installation and materials in context of my works. It also documents the process that I used to create Wu Chang from the nothing to a complete art piece both conceptually and physically, as well as the testing of the concept and interaction. As an experience-based installation, Wu Chang invites the audience to take a spiritual journey from worldly affairs to a more peaceful inner land where they can calm down, relax and feel tranquility successfully.




Yang Liu. 無常 Wu Chang. May 17 2018. Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses; 2018. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 20 Oct 2019.

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