Scottie Chih-Chieh Huang

Scottie Chih-Chieh Huang is a Taiwan-based media artist and designer. He is an assistant professor of arts & creative industries at National Dong Hwa University (NDHU), where he directs the Biologically Inspired Objects (BIO) Lab, in the college of the arts. The BIO Lab conducts research and undertakes design projects exploring the intersection of novel aesthetics, interactive techniques, and the future of design. Scottieā€™s work has been exhibited at international arts centres and conferences such as ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art; ACM SIGGRAPH; SIGGRAPH Asia; ISEA; Milan Design Week; Taipei Fine Arts Museum; New York Hall of Science; National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts; Kuanda Museum of Fine Arts; Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei; Holland Animation Film Festival; Prague Quadrennial and Festival Off d’Avignon.

‘I have always loved nature. There is a beauty to even the mundane aspects of the natural world, from the anatomy and physiology of life to the behavior of the animals in the world around us. I observe this life from the standpoint of an architect, always seeing evolution of life to its surroundings through the prism of design. I aim to combine this beauty in nature with mechanical design to create a new field of art, one that brings the life force of nature into the home and connects with the user, providing a sense of warmth and comfort. These artificial life artworks interact with people in a kinetic manner, much in the same way as animals do. This art uses foldable structures and robotic technologies in conjunction with sensing/controlling techniques to develop self-behavior and artificial consciousness, resulting in artworks that display the characteristics of life. My art not only demonstrates a novel symbiosis of art and design, but also brings technological art into our living spaces. With beautiful and inspiring creations I aim to change the relationship between the space, user, and installation’.