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ThingThingThing: Unity Workshop and Collective Creation



Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15, 1:00-5:00pm
Asia Art Archive in America
43 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201


This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration is required
Please register here


Making an art game is like daydreaming – one that we can go back to over and over again. Game Objects are external manifestations of creators’ spirits. When their creators are tied up with the reality of life, these tiny things awake in the wondrous space of “grandeur” (Gustave Bachelard, 1948) created through the imagination of their creators. They twist, turn, wiggle, roll around. On a sunny day, they wonder into the deep land, make a friend, sing a song(more like make a sound to their creators) by the river. Gently, they bring together heaven and earth, and opens us the future of reality.

ThingThingThing is an experimental collaboration between Asia Art Archive and artist duo ZZYW, formed by Yang Wang and Zhenzhen Qi. A group of participants and the organizers will spend two fun and action packed days in AAA’s lovely Brooklyn Heights office, learning fundamentals of video game development, and make a collective art game along the way. At the end of the two days, the result is a film that generates it own plots in real time, composed by all participants using Unity, a video game development platform and C# as the programming language.

Day One: participants will be supplied with 3d models that roughly refer to humans, animals, or objects.They will learn about creating materials, editing textures, as well as using computer code to manipulate the location, movement, rotation, and size of the models.

Day Two: participants will be supplied with simple computer code, as well as modifying and writing their own code to add slightly more involved game plays to what they have created. For example, a computer code can be attached to the model that tells the model to “make a sound” when it approaches the river, or “disperse tiny stars” when meeting a new friend.

Throughout the entire workshop, the artists will collect 3d Things made in all shapes and forms, and put them into a virtual world. At the end of the two-day workshop, we will project the final version onto the wall, and watch our creations walk around and meet each other – thing to thing, while we also get to know one another, human to human.



Sat. Jan 27th, 2018
8PM – 10PM EST
TLD Art and Technology Center
80 Greenwich St. New York, NY

Special Event Night of .ZIP exhibition

Visual Programming and Interactive Arts
Oct 16 – 27th

Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts

Interactive Art Exhibition

Sep. 24 – Nov. 11


Yang Wang: Shell 壳
Zhenzhen Qi: Prism 棱镜


Fri, September 22, 2017
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM EDT

47 Great Jones Street
New York, NY 10012

A group exhibition showcasing interactive works exploring selfie counterculture
CultureHub’s Fall 2017 season kicks off on September 22 with a group of international artists taking on selfie culture. Berlin-based new media artist Irina Spicaka, Yang Wang, Zhenzhen Qi, Ramsey Nasser, Lisa Jamhoury, and Kaho Abe will present interactive works commenting on our narcissism and desire to be “liked” by others. Come to our Season Kickoff on September 22 to learn more about how you can be at the front lines of art, technology, and community.


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