“Theater Without Organs: Co-Articulating Gesture and Substrate in Responsive Environments,” in Living Architecture Systems Group White Papers, ed. Philip Beesley and Ala Roushan, Toronto: Riverside Architectural Press, 2016, pp. 276-29. (full paper, with images)
"The Topological Media Lab as a transversal machine? The art and technologies of performance" Society for the Social Studies of Science, Washington DC, 28 October - 1 November 2009 (slidesslides+notes).
"From Technologies of Representation to Technologies of Performance" Critical Digital 2, Harvard Graduate School of Design, April 2009 (zip).
"Topological Media Lab 2001-2009: Art all the way down?" Talk OCAD 23 March 2009 (PDF slides).
"Petitot, Whitehead, the Problem of Novelty, and Computer Vision," SLSA Charlotte, 13 November 2008. (slides: PDF, video)
"What's At Stake: the Poetics of Performative Space," AI & Society London, 6 October 2008. (PDF)
"The Topological Media Lab: studying subjectivation, agency and materiality from phenomenological, social and computational perspectives," Jan 9, 2008, SIAT, SFU.
"Poetics of Performative Space," in preparation for AI & Society, Springer-Verlag. ( What's at stake? Lays out the ethico-aesthetic and critical motivations for this genre of work in responsive environments.)
"Whitehead's Poetical Mathematics," Configurations - Volume 13, Number 1, Winter 2005, pp. 77-94. (PDF)
"Towards a Poetics of Performative Space," in preparation for Special Issue of Poetics Today, Winter 2005. (A more sustained description of the phenomenological questions being explored in the responsive media spaces. Making explicit some of the ethico-aesthetic concerns and consequences that informed both the aesthetic concept of the experience in play spaces, and their technical architecture.)
"The TGarden Experimental Performance Project," to appear in Modern Drama 2005.
"Ethico-Aesthetics in T* Performative Spaces," in On Transient Realities and Their Generators, ed. Kuzmanovic and Tim Boykett. Maribor, Slovenia: Kibla, 2005, pp. 22-39. To be recast as prospectus for book: A Genealogy of Topological Media. (Describing some of the technical and ethico-aesthetic aspects of the TGarden family of responsive play spaces: TGarden 2000 through FoAM’s trg 2005.)
"Differential Geometrical Performance and Poiesis," in Configurations, Vol 12, Number 1, Winter 2004, pp. 133-160. (PDF)
"Does felt dream of electric sheep?" Carbon vs. Silicon, Thinking Small/ Thinking Fast, Banff Canada, 2003. (QT slides)
"Resistance Is Fertile: Gesture and Agency in the Field of Responsive Media," in Makeover: Writing the Body into the Posthuman Technoscape, Two-Part Special Issue of Configurations, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, Part 2: Configurations, Vol 10, Number 3, Summer 2002. (PDF)
"Melting Pot or Fruit Salad: Experiment in Autonomously Producing Culture,"2003, in preparation for CODE.
"Ethico-aesthetics of Collaboration," Bridges 2, Banff Center for the Arts, 2002. slides.
with Timothy Lenoir, "Authorship and Surgery: The Shifting Ontology of the Virtual Surgeon," in Bruce Clarke and Linda Dalrymple Henderson, ed., From Energy to Information: Representation in Science and Technology, Art, and Literature, Stanford University Press, 2002. (PDF 3mb)
"Speechpainting - An Architectural Medium," E-Zine, 15.10, Oct 2001. (PDF, HTML)
with sponge, "The surface that holds the image is unstable," ec/Arts #2, September 2000. (PDF, HTML)
"Geometric Measure Theory As Monster Mash," Society for Literature and Science, 4S, October 1999, slides. (How mathematicians construct and re-nromalize pathologies in order to extend concepts in geometric measure theory, departing from Lakatos.)
with Tim Lenoir, "The Virtual Edge -- Tracing the Postmodern Surgeon," From Energy To Information Conference , Austin Texas, 1997, slides.
"PostScript? Geometric Writing As Performance," Imaging and Visualization in the Cultures of Science and Medicine, University of Utah, March 1998, slides.
with Niklas Damiris, "Hyletic Material: Concepts and Mathematics for a Continuous Ontology."
Sha, Xin Wei, Adrian Freed, Navid Navab, "Sound Design As Human Matter
Interaction," CHI, April - May 2013, Paris (paper).
Sha, Xin Wei, Michael Fortin, Navid Navab, Tim Sutton, "Ozone: Continuous State-based Media Choreography System for Live Performance," ACM Multimedia, October 2010, Firenze (paper).
Sha, Xin Wei, Michael Fortin, Jean-Sebastien Rousseau, "Calligraphic Video: A Phenomenological Approach to Dense Visual Interaction," ACM Multimedia, October 2009, Beijing (paper, slides).
Sha, Xin Wei, "A Scientific Approach to Gesture Tracking in Performative Environments," Computer Science Concordia University, 13 November 2007 (PDF).
with * Doug Van Nort, * David Gauthier, Marcelo M. Wanderley ,"Extraction of Gestural Meaning from a Fabric-Based Instrument," ICMC 2007. (PDF)
with * David Birnbaum, * Freida Abtan, Marcelo M. Wanderley, "Mapping and dimensionality of a cloth-based sound instrument," Sound & Music Computing, 11-13 July 2007, Lefkada Greece.
Sha, Xin Wei, and Satinder Gill, "Gesture and Response in Field-Based Performance," 5th conference on Creativity & Cognition, ed. Ernest Edmonds, London: ACM, 2005, pp. 205-09. (PDF)
with Chris Salter, "Sponge: A Case Study in Practice-Based Collaborative Art Research," 5th conference on Creativity & Cognition, ed. Ernest Edmonds, London: ACM, 2005, pp. 92-101. (PDF)
Y. Serita, J. Fantauzza, S. Dow, G. Iachello, V. Fiano, J. Berzowska,
Y. Caravia, D. Nain, W. Reitberger, J. Fistre, "Demonstrations
of expressive softwear and ambient media," Ubicomp 2003 (short PDF, video, long PDF).
G. Iachello, S. Dow, Y. Serita, T. St. Julien, J. Fistre, "Continuous
sensing of gesture for control of audio-visual media," ISWC
International Society for Wearable Computing, 2003. (PDF)
Y. Visell and B. MacIntyre, "Choreographing Responsive Media
Environments Using Continuous State Dynamics on a Simplicial Complex," in preparation, 2004.
François Guimbretière, Terry Winograd, "Geometer's
Workbench: An experiment in Interacting with a Large, High Resolution
Display," Stanford CSD Technical Report, 2001. (PDF)
Ze Wang, Gio Wiederhold, Oscar Firschein, Sha Xin Wei, "Content-based
Image Indexing and Searching
Using Daubechies' Wavelets," in International Journal
of Digital Libraries(IJODL), Springer-Verlag, 1997. (http://link.springer.de)
Works Cited, Bibliography for dissertation, Differential Geometric Performance and Technologies of Writing.Geometer's Workbench, Stanford CS Information Mural group talk, 1998. (Description of a blackboard application for Winograd and Hanrahan's interactive workspace.)
Functional Programming, for chapter in book on Mathematica Programming, 1997. (Tutorial on functional programming using Mathematica's powerful structure operators, with motivation from multilinear algebra, iterated maps, and ergodic maps.)
"Inside and Outside the Box," Creating Space for Art, 14-15 Oct 2005. http://spaceforart.concordia.ca/ (video of slides, 75m)
("TML," Technology Summit, New Delhi, 21-23 Sep 2005. temporary link for JB: PDF, PPT)
Concerns for SLL-CIV Project" (Review of information
systems architecture and project plan for Learning Lab's first
web-based class experiment.) "Networked
Scholarly Spaces," Humanities Computing: Philosophy and Digital
Resources, Bologna, 2000, to appear in Humanities Communication
Writing," Faculty Seminar on
Innovation, 10 Aug 1995 (Survey of trends in new media and now genres