Snow Xu is an artist and technologist who uses VR, AR, machine installations to explore the anatomical and affective differences between humans and machines as they confront each other. Xu explores how computers and machines are used to mediate human biases and transgression that stem from commercially marketed modes of human-machine intimacy. She investigates the way this intimacy interfaces care and violence to influence human’s sense of self. Her artworks exhibit at venues including Ars Electronica and Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.
Recently, Xu was invited to participate in Ars Electronica Festival 2018’s Future Innovators Summit (FIS). In April, she was also selected for MIT Media Lab’s “Make the Breast Pump Not Suck hackathon”, where she collaborated on products for visually impaired parents and won the Start-up Starter Award. As a professional, she has worked alongside scientists, engineers, and data analysts at Viacom and Argonne National Laboratory to create data-driven immersive experiences. Xu is currently completing her BFA in the School of the Art Institute’s Art and Technology Studies department.