Sha Xin Wei

Sha Xin Wei directs the Topological Media Lab in Montréal, Canada, a studio-laboratory for the study of gesture and materiality from computational and phenomenological perspectives.  His graduate courses at Concordia University combine critical studies of computation and technology with studio work in responsive environments and live events.


Hyperrhhiz: The Portal | The Sandbox

Mar 01, 2018

Hyperrhiz on Patrick Jagoda and Sha Xin Wei's Alternate Reality Game, The Project"The multilinear experience of The Project came, in both intended and unexpected ways, to serve as an allegory of the game design and production process itself. The game explored the possibilities and limits of play in an early twenty-first century media ecology that blurs the distinction between work and play. The Project sought to produce a collectively imagined augmented reality through sited experiences and emergent networks of play."

UChicago News: Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry brings out playful side of scholars, artists

Mar 11, 2014

Drew Messinger-Michaels writes on the Play As Inquiry practicum for UChicago News: “It was the opening night of Play as Inquiry, a practicum co-curated by Sha Xin Wei and Patrick Jagoda, both Mellon fellows at the Richard and Mary L. Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry. Posters featuring cartoon ducklings (or maybe rubber duckies) lined the walls of the Performance Penthouse at the Logan Center. There were ushers doling out cards, wearing white gloves and communicating only through pantomime...”