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Ian Cheng

Born in 1984, Los Angeles, United States

Lives and works in New York City, United States


Ian Cheng's artistic exploration delves into the intricate concept of mutation and humanity's innate ability to adapt to and engage with change. His creative process draws inspiration from a blend of video game design principles, improvisation techniques, and cognitive science insights. Cheng has produced a captivating series of simulations that delve into the inherent capacity of agents to navigate an ever-evolving environment. The culmination of his exploration is manifested in the Emissaries ...Read more