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About Ani Liu


MIT Media Lab

Design Fiction


I am a first year student at MIT Media Lab, in the Design Fiction group. My work often operates at the intersection between technology, the mediated body, culture & the sensorium.

As a researcher, I have a huge interest in extending sensory perception through technology, to expand the frontiers of human experience through novel applications of engineering. By designing with these experimental extensions of the body, I explore the relationships between technology, culture, and the creation of self.

As an artist and designer, I continually seek to discover the unexpected, through playful experimentation, intuition, and speculative storytelling. Some of my interests include prosthetics, perception, architecture, augmented reality, sensorial hacking, glitches, cyborgs, science fiction, and corgis.

Learning by Making

I am a marvelously lucky participant of Neil Gershenfeld's "How to Make (Almost) Anything" course at MIT.
This is where I will chronicle my adventures and assignments from my first semester at MIT Media Lab.

Computer Aided Design

Week 1

Computer Controlled Cutting

Week 2

Electronics Produciton

Week 3

3D Scanning & 3D Printing

Week 4

Computer Controlled Machining

Week 5

Electronics Design

Week 6

Molding & Casting

Week 7

Embedded Programming

Week 8

Output Devices

Week 9

Input Devices

Week 10

Interface Programming

Week 11

Modular Machines

Group Project, Weeks 9-13

Final Project In Progress

Weeks 1-13