Yuchen ZHAO

 赵雨辰

cv

updated by 01/2019   (中文版)

  EDUCATION                                                                        

09/2016 - 05/2018, US

Duke University                    MA : Computational Media ;             GPA: 3.88 / 4

 

09/2011 - 03/2014, Shanghai

Tongji  University                   MA: Art Theory (New Media Art) ;    GPA: 84.96 / 100 (top2)

 

09/2007 - 07/2011, Beijing

Minzu University of China     BA : Journalism;                               GPA:3.22/4

 

03/2013 - 09/2013, Germany                 

Tuebingen University            Exchange: Cultural Studies

 

  CERTIFICATION                                                                    

       05/2018, Duke University Trinity College of Arts and Sciences

  • Information Science + Studies [Technique training of data visualization, VR, GIS, etc ]

       12/2018, Udemy 

  • The Python Mega Course: Build 10 Real World Application

       06/2018, Coursera - Georgia Institute of Technology 

  • Introduction to User Experience Design

       10/2016, Coursera 

  • Programming Foundations with JavaScript, HTML and CSS

  ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE                                                  

Master Thesis + Project (in Duke):  

       

          VR Touch Museum 

          Key words:virtual reality, touch feeling, virtual museum, presence, learning achievement

                  

Master Thesis (in China): 

 

         The Disenchantment and Atavism of Art:

           An Exploration of Contemporary and Modern Art from the Angle from Ritual”(2014)   

           Key words:Religious art, rites, five sense experience, the end of art, new media art

 

Published Papers :

        

         From the Role of Smell in Rituals to the Application of Olfactory Mechanism in Artistic Creation”

         ----  Art and the Age No.560(ISSN 1003-2592)  (2014)

 

         ---- Art Education Academe No.58 (ISSN 1674-9286), titled with (2013)

 

         Exploring contemporary art from the angle of the ceremony ”

         ---- Art and the Age No.522 (ISSN 1003-2592), titled with (2013)

 

         ---- Academe --No.15(ISBN 978-7-5608-4803-7), tutle(2013)

 

Conferences / Workshops Talks :

   

   03/2018, Germany    

  • 2018 IEEE VR poster session

      My theme: “VR Touch Museum”   

               

   02/2018, York University, Canada           

  • A Graduate conference

      “Reformatting the World: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Technology and the Humanities” 

        My theme: “The Disenchantment and Nature Recovery of Art: Exploration on Contemporary and

                          Modern Art from the Angle of Ritual 

                                

  03/2017 Arizona State University, US

  • A Graduate conference

       “Post-human Network”

       My theme: “The five senses in religious ritual and its significance to new media art

 

  03/2016 Tongji University & Bern University, China

  • A Workshop

       “The Tank”

        My theme: “The five senses in religious ritual and its significant to new media art

 

  EXPERIENCE                                                                            

 

11/2018-present

  •   Research Assistant Intern

        -- Art Discovery Institute - Manassas, VA       

       

        + Part-time volunteer

        + VR Reconstruction Project (a historical site)

 

08/2018-present

  •   UI / UX Designer Intern

        -- Xyken, LLC - A Mobile 3D Imaging Company - McLean, VA

       

       + UI / UX, graphic design, interface design, web design

       + Basic web front-end developing 
       + 3D modeling , Unity development (future project)

 

07/2017-05/2018

  •   Tour Guide

        -- DiVE lab at Duke - Durham, NC

       

       + DiVE - A 6-sided CAVE-type immersive virtual reality system 

       + Introduced the DiVE lab and some VR demos

 

02/2018-07/2018

  •   Project Assistant

        -- Dept. of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke - Durham, NC

 

+ Name: "March on Beijing" 

+ Worked with Prof.Ellen Sebring (Visual Culture scholar) 
+ Digital Humanity Project 
+ VR Oculus Project 
+ Use VR to display, collect and categorize historical images 
+ UX design, project design,basic programming

 

 

09/2017-01/2018

  •   Project Assistant

        -- Dept. of Medicine at Duke - Durham, NC

 

+ Name: " Residency Game"

+ Worked with Prof. Jennifer Moss (Medical School)
+ VR Hololens Project
+ Design a game to train doctor on residency
+ UX design, Motion capture, Face capture with Kinect and Unity
+ Some simple modeling

 

 

02/2017-05/2017

  •   Project Assistant

        -- Dept. of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke - Durham, NC

 

+Name: "Kando"

+Worked with Prof. Gennifer Weisenfeld (Art History scholar)
+ Website + GIS
+ Data Visualization
+ Collected and categorized historical images on the basis of location, time

+ Software-Arc GIS, Omega, Neatline

 

 

01/2017-05/2017

  •   Project Assistant

        -- Dept. of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke - Durham, NC

 

+ Name: "Cornered"

+ Worked with Prof. Raquel Salvatella De Prada (Artist)

+ Assisted with a project called "Cornered"
+ An art installation project
+ Mapping Projection in a dome

+ Software- Isadora, AE, Maya

 

 

09/2013-01/ 2014 

  •   Communication intern

        -- China Business Network Co.,Ltd - Shanghai

       

       + Internship with the largest Chinese finance media platform in Shanghai. 
       + Assisted with conference and salon organization, managed 
advertising, produced reports.

 

 

12/2013-12/2013  

  •   Auction Assistant intern

        -- Xiling Seal Club Auction Co., Ltd - Hangzhou

       

        + Sales assistant.

 

 

03/2010-06/2010   

  •  Web Editor intern

         -- CCTV.net (China Central Television )  - Beijing

 

          +  Performed web editing, information resource searching, and content creation.

 

 

07/2009-07/2009                

  •  Journalism intern

      -- Ningxia TV station (a province TV station) - Ningxia

 

      +  Content creation.

 

2009-2012              

  •   Designer

      -- Minzu Univerisity & Tongji Univerisity - Beijing & Shanghai

 

      + Design: layout of newspaper and magazine, poster, advertising material for campus activity

  PROJECTS                                                                               

 

  • Virtual Reality Touch Museum

       -- [a virtual museum that combines VR and Touch,2018]

 

  • Residency Game

      -- [a Hololens training game for doctors on residency, 2018 ]

 

  • March on Beijing

      -- [Oculus VR for Visual Culture, 2018]

 

  • Cornered

      -- [an art installation, mapping projection dome,2017]

 

  • “Kanto”  

      -- [Mapping Japan’s 1923 Great Earthquake through Visual Culture,2017]

 

  • “Basilica Ulpia”  

     --[ an AR app that shows a famous Italy building,2016]

 

  • “Stand with Totoro”  

     --[an AR app that allows you to see Totoro standing beside you,2016]

 

  • “E-Label”

     --[multimedia label,2016]

 

  • “Comments on the Artifact”

     -- [use a mobile phone to comment on the artifact in museum, 2016]

 

  SCHOLARSHIP                                                                   

  • Summer Research Grants                         07/2017    Duke University 

  • National scholarship                                 11/2013     China’s Ministry of Education

  • Academic scholarship                              2011-13     Tongji University 

  • Second scholarship                                  07/2011     Minzu University of China 

  AWARDS                                                                           

  • Excellent BA Thesis                            07/2011  Minzu U

  • Excellent Story Award                        12/2011   Story Creation Contest ,Tongji U

  • Honorary Volunteer                            12/2011  School of Mechanics, Tongji U

  • Award of Excellence                          11/2011  Photographing Contest, Tongji U

  • Third Prize                                          11/2011  “Showing your Photos” Activity, Tongji U

  • Award of Excellence                          12/2009  Documentary Contest, Minzu U

  • Third Prize                                          05/2008  Drawing Category Art Competition, Minzu U

  SKILLS                                                                                

  • Game Engine:            Unity

  • 3D Modeling:              Maya, SketchUp, AutoCAD, Fusion360, Revit

  • Interactive Arts:          P5JS, Isadora

  • Graphic Design:         PS, XD, AI

  • Hardware:                   Arduino, Particle, Node-RED

  • Video Editing:             PR, AE

  • Data Visualization:      ArcGIS, QGIS, Neatline, Mapbox

  • Others:                        3D printing, Laser Cutting

  • Programming:             JS, HTML, CSS, C#

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