About the Lab

We investigate emergent issues arising from the complex relations between humanity, nature and technology in the contemporary world via practice-based research. Questions are our answers. Our goal is to shape the questions clearer in order to engage people from different disciplines in meaningful conversations, on topics such as climate change, sustainability, emerging technologies and ethics, and futurism. The method we use is a combination of art and science, experimenting with all kinds of media, including but not limited to AI, audio/visual synthesis, sonification, AR/VR, motion capture, digital fabrication and other interactive devices.


Leader / Ivan Liu, PhD

Ivan is an artist and a researcher. He has a strong background in science, trained as a physicist at the Max-Planck Institute (Germany) and Imperial College London (UK). He is currently an Assistant Professor of Applied Arts at National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University in Taiwan. His current works explore the theoretical models in sciences and realizing them in the form of visual art, installation, and performances. He enjoys engaging the public and make them wonder about the internal mechanism of our world and how all things are connected by simple and elegant ideas. He is also the Founder of art collective  Legacy Lab International(Click here for his resume)

Alson Hau (MA)

Alson works on the sonification of physical complex systems using audio granular synthesis techniques, as well as constructing kinetic installations to realise such systems. He graduated from National Sun Yat-sen University with a BA in Mechanical and Electro-Mechanical Engineering in 2021.

Jing Xie (MA)

Jing explores methods of designing tangible interactive art for both better experiences and communication. She previously graduated from Shi-Chien Univerity with a BA degree in Communication Design in 2022.

Huei-Lien Huang (MA)

Huei-Lien works on using deep learning technologies as a means to explore future aesthetics. She previously graduated with a BA degree in Big Data Science from Soochow University in 2023

Ke-Yu Yang (MA)

Ke-Yu works on artistic visualization of quantum data from theory and experiments. She graduated from National Taiwan University of Art in 2010 with a BA degree in Visual Communication Design.

For past members, see the Alumni page.


Currently we are recruiting new graduate students. Contact for more details.


Contact ivanliu [a] nycu.edu.tw for more information.