Where Art & Technology Meet
Artist, Designer, Creative Technologist
Working at the intersection of emerging technology, art, and design, Jiabao Li creates new ways for humans to perceive the world. She works across nature, humans’ designed environment, and belief structures and creates works addressing climate change, humane technology, and a just, sustainable future. Her mediums include wearable, robot, AR/VR, projection, performance, software, installation. Jiabao is the recipient of numerous awards, including iF Design Award, NEA, STARTS Prize, Fast Company, Core77, IDSA, AACYF 30 Under 30. Her work has been exhibited internationally at Ars Electronica, SIGGRAPH, Milan and Dubai Design Week among many others.
As COVID-19 spread across the globe and the number of deaths continued to rise, the heartbreaking experiences were being replaced by collective mourning. As German journalist and pacifist Kurt Tukholsky once said: “The death of one man is a tragedy, the death of millions is a statistic”. When we look back at the help-seeking posts of those who were lost, those who died of unconfirmed COVID-19 testing reports; those who committed suicide out of despair and those who lost their lives due to overwork and infection from their patients… Many of them were not included in the official statistics, and they are likely to be forgotten over time.