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Amy J. Chen

artist, writer, && programmer studying computer science + art practice @ stanford

polymath. striving to learn as much as I can about everything and anything I can, to observe and listen, and, in response, to do good.

E M A I L L I N K E D I N I N S T A G R A M T U M B L R

A R T

Installation and interactive artist. Shown work in Stanford's Undergraduate Juried Art Exhibit, the Cannon Tunnel in Washington D.C., Frost Music Festival, and the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards' National Exhibit at Parsons in New York, among others. National awards in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and the Congressional Art Competition. Won grand prize in the 8th annual Lucerne Art of Dairy contest. Current projects: #objectaday (daily photo series on Instagram), sunTen (iOS app), and a hand-sanded Gongfu tea table made from a slab of redwood.

R E S U M E S A W A C O W

W R I T E

Director of Stanford's Spoken Word Collective, former Editor-in-Chief of Leland Quarterly, and occasional contributor to Stanford Arts Review. National medalist in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, most notably for a poem composed of derivatives (yes, from calculus). Published in the Stanford Journal of Asian American Studies (Vol. 7) and The Best Teen Writing of 2012. Former student columnist for the Lake Oswego Review. Involved in literary magazines and organiztions since 2010. Current projects: Homewreck'd (tentative title, novella), poetry (as always), weekly-ish blog (on Tumblr).

R E S U M E S W C L Q

C O D E

Passionate about technologies and ideas that improve quality of life and uphold what matters most. Full-stack Search Experience Intern at eBay (Summer 2017). Previous: intern at Acxiom Labs and Stanford's IxD research group. Experienced in Processing, Facebook's Graph API, and using OpenCV in her own art practice, 3DR drones in human-drone interaction research, and Pebble smartwatches (rip) in a watchface project (VIBES). Current projects: intern at eBay, phoneHome (lifestyle app), this website right here, and websites for groups on campus.

R E S U M E G I T H U B V I B E S

S P A R K E D

Grain of salt: I try to embody the best traits of those I admire while avoiding the bad. This list is by no means comprehensive.

General: Kurt Vonnegut (morality), Ayn Rand (determination), da Vinci (curiousity, breadth), John Lennon (audacity), Rafael Lozano-Hemmer (interdisciplinary creativity), Rachmaninoff (beauty), Schumann (vitality).

Art: Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Marina Abromavic, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Wayne Thiebaud, Richard Diebenkorn. Heavily inspired by Fluxus.

Writing: Haruki Murakami, Kurt Vonnegut, Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, Henry Miller, Charles Burns, Richard McGuire, Tennessee Williams

Other: Bioshock, The Beatles, Her (Spike Jonze), Moonrise Kingdom, Steven Universe, Chance the Rapper

M I S C

Speaks English, Chinese, and French.

Committed to honesty & truth, even in minor circumstances.

Working on a list of 100 resolutions for 2017.

Training for the 2017 SF Half-Marathon.

Making a year-long list of songs liked from her Discover Weekly on Spotify. Listen to it here.

Reading two books originating from each continent this year. Send recommendations!

Avid traveller.

Coffee and Chocolate enthusiast.

Suprisingly good at Tetris.

INFJ.