An Xiao Studio
the virtual studio of an xiao mina

Speaking at Xindanwei, a new media space in Shanghai. Image by Anita Hawkins.

I lead small-group workshops focusing on creative expression and empowerment through social media, media strategies for emerging designers and artists, and community building through online platforms. I'm equally comfortable with large groups of thousands and small circles of a half dozen, and I tailor my talks for a variety of audiences, from corporate to academic to creative. Recent larger venues have included Twitter University, the Microsoft Social Computing Symposium, Creative Mornings, TEDGlobal, the Media Evolution Conference, the National Conference for Media Reform and others, and I've only spoken at universities and research organizations like the National Democracy Institute, Yale/Haskins Laboratories, Parsons the New School for Design, Art Center College of Design, and others.

For information about booking, please get in touch. And be sure to watch the videos below to get a sense of my style.

Internet Street Art and Social Change in China
Personal Democracy Forum
New York University

Building a Catalog of Twitter Bots
SF Python Meetup / Twitter University

"Global Lulzes", a panel discussion on global internet memes
Moderator: Ethan Zuckerman, Director at the MIT Center for Civic Media
Co-Panelists: Bia Granja, YouPIX; Anas Qtiesh, Meedan and Global Voices

Art Under the Influence... of Social Media
Mindshare Los Angeles at the Downtown Independent Theater


1stfans Twitter Art Feed Artist for January 2009: An Xiao
Brooklyn Museum



Marina and Ai: A Lecture at the Ayala Museum, Manila's leading museum of contemporary art



Social Media Art = Crowd-Created Art
Social Media Week New York 2010