Prologue

Xin Xin (US/TW)

Prologue questions whether the decentralization of surveillance software tools created by governments, corporations and institutions to manipulate our relationship to politics can transgress the individual’s sense of responsibility toward the self and the other, and whether sovereignty can possibly be achieved without centralized protocols.


Xin Xin is an artist and journalist questioning the relationship between agency and technology through video, web, and community projects. Xin has most recently released NEST, a cybersecurity talk show for Chinese-speaking immigrants, and co-founded The School of Otherness which seeks to empower marginalized identities through storytelling, forums, and workshops that process experiences of the other. They initiated voidLab, an intersectional feminist collective exploring art, technology, and society. Their work has been exhibited at the Hammer Museum, IndieCade Festival, Gene Siskel Film Center, and Machine Project. Xin holds a M.F.A from UCLA Design Media Arts. They have given numerous talks at universities and currently teach web and video at UCLA and Loyola Marymount University. MFA, UCLA Design Media Arts (2016)