Sha Xin Wei, Ph.D.

Academia information, papers, talks

2014 - present


Professor and Director

School of Arts, Media and EngineeringSynthesis Center

Arizona State University (Phoenix USA)



2005 - 2013

Director, Topological Media Lab

Canada Research Chair

Media Arts and SciencesFine Arts and Computer Science

Associate ProfessorDesign and Computation Arts

Concordia University


I'm interested in the architecture of responsive media spaces and the critical study of media arts and sciences. At the intermediate scale, my work concerns the phenomenology of performance, phenomenology of differential geometry, and the technologies of performance. At the finest scale, my work is focused on constructing pliant computational matter: topological media. To inform this work, I'm studying issues related to gesture and performance, sensors and active fabrics, temporal patterns, computer-mediated interaction, geometric visualization and writing systems.

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Fall 2014 AME 530: Experiential Media Methodology and Theory I: Proseminar: From Representation to Performance, Wednesdays 1:30 - 2:45, Stauffer B204

Office Hours Fall 2014: Wednesdays by appointment,  Stauffer B255 | Brickyard BYENG390



Every semester I offer additional seminars in special topics in philosophy, art and technology, or core experiments and projects:

AME/ENG 591 (2015): Philosophy of Technology: Gibert Simondon, Mode of Existence of Technical Objects, and Murel Combes, Gilbert Simondon and the Philosophy of the Transindividual

SIP825S or SIP637X

INDI 633 Critical Studies of Media Arts and Sciences

INDI 698 Directed Research: Practicum



Email: xinwei sha asu edu

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