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Photograph of an installation of a screen, with many Chinese characters (writing).
Unerasable Characters II, Winnie Soon

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Installation photo of Unerasable Characters.
Unerasable Characters Series (Installation, 2024), Winnie Soon, 2024

Slade School of Fine Art
University College London
Gower Street

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Dr Winnie Soon is a Hong Kong-born artist coder and researcher interested in the cultural implications of digital infrastructure that addresses wider power asymmetries, engaging with themes such as Free and Open Source Culture, Coding Otherwise, artistic/technical manuals, digital censorship and minor technology. With works appearing in museums, galleries, festivals, distributed networks, papers and alternative written forms, including co-authored books titled Boundary Images (2023), Fix My Code (2021), and Aesthetic Programming (2020). Winnie is the co-editor of the Software Studies Book Series (MIT Press), Co-PI of the research project Digital Activism and co-research lead, British Digital Art, British Art Network. Artistically, Winnie received the Golden Nica at Ars Electronica (Artificial Intelligence and Life Art Category), the Expanded Media Award for Network Culture at Stuttgarter Filmwinter — Festival for Expanded Media, WRO 2019 Media Art Biennale Award, and the 26th and 17th ifva awards (Special Mention and Silver award). Currently, they are Associate Professor of Art and Technology at UCL - Slade School of Fine Art, and also Associate Professor (on leave) at Aarhus University and visiting researcher at the Centre of the Study of the Networked Image (CSNI), London South Bank University. More info:

Research Summary

Software Studies, Computational Art and Culture, Free and Open Source Culture, Queer Computing, Digital Censorship, Minor Technology, Internet Art, Digital Activism, Practice-based research, Artistic research/practice,

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