Altereality is a multi-disciplinary research based studio working on the intersection of art, design and technology. We are interested in speculating possible futures to address unseen issues and opportunities. We use designed artifacts and scenario-building to create immersive experiences.

Shihan Zhang

Shihan Zhang (right) is an award-winning Design Futurist whose passion lies in challenging cultural stereotypes and social preconceptions through building experiences of future-present intersections. Her works are expanding technologies’ possibilities and extrapolating world conditions to forecast plausible futures and address Anthropocene challenges. Her projects have been humbly recognized by Fast Company World Changing Ideas Awards, International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA), Core77 Design Awards, etc. She also gave talks and exhibited my work worldwide in Dutch Design Week, Toronto Design Festival, Foodinno Conference, Chengdu Design Week, and etc. She is the co-founder of Altereality Studio, the Exhibition Chair of PRIMER Conferences, the Design Director of SF Design Week Award Exhibitions, and currently an artist incubator in Gray Area Art and Technology.

Qinqin Yang

Qinqin Yang (left) is an interdisciplinary designer with mixed background in interaction design, speculative design and creative technology. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Design and Technology from Parsons the New School of Design and Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with minor in Art History from University of California - Los Angeles. She holds three individual patents for innovative designs and her work have been exhibited at Immersive Storytelling Symposium, Platforme Gallery, PRIMER and Gray Area etc. As a co-founder of Altereality Studio, she takes design as a method to question the cultural, social and ethical implications of emerging technologies in order to envision the future and reflect on impact within a larger system.

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