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ATC Ian Cheng Video Now Online

19 May, 2018

ATC Ian Cheng Video Now Online

UC Berkeley alum Ian Cheng's "new art, flag art, good art, portal art" offered insight into his personal journey and creative process, detailing his removal from commercial animation and eventual fascination with contemporary art.

During his talk, Cheng talked about the live animated simulations for which he is best known, combining code with design to make an intricate art piece. He touched on his interest in exploring narrative as a concept which gives meaning to our lives, trying to introduce "plot twists" to interrupt the routine lives of his simulated characters.

Watch the video below to hear more of his lecture.