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Please join us for an evening of drinks, conversation, and collaboration. Together with interactive artist Marpi, The Midway Gallery started a series that we call our Binary Salons. Our Binary Salons are a place where artists who are working at the intersection of art + technology can come together to share ideas and practices. These Salons are for artists and by artists.

On Tuesday, July 16 @ 6pm will feature presentations by Jiabao Li and Victoria Scott, both artists who use technologies to engage audiences in unique and thoughtful ways, taking participation and immersion to new levels.


Past Salons have featured artists: Inigo Quilez (IQ), Can Buyukberber, Chelley Sherman, Eccoscreen, Osman Koc, Jeffrey Yip, Swan, Cere Davis, Lauren Bedal & Travis Bennett, Donald Hanson, Xiaohan Zhang, Dylan Urquidi, Camila Magrane, Zoey Vero, Nick Shelton, Will Clark, Anastasia Victor, and Tyler Freeman.


JIABAO LI works at the intersection of emerging technology, art and design. Her work opens questions about technology's influence on human perception, identity, and emotion. Her research-based projects range from wearables, projections, drones, installations to scientific experiments. She holds a Master of Design in Technology degree with Distinction from Harvard GSD. Currently, she is a Prototyping Designer at Apple, working on experimental interfaces and technologies. Jiabao's work has been featured in Domus, TechCrunch, Yahoo, CCTV, Yanko Design, and The National. Her work has been shown in Milan Design Week, Dubai Design Week, ISEA, SIGGRAPH, CHI, AR in Action, and PRIMER. She is the winner of iF Design Award, Future Cities Contest, ISWC Design Award, and Harvard Best Thesis Award.

VICTORIA SCOTT is a visual artist working between physical sculpture and digital media. Her process involves working with electronic media and physical materials to create simulated and real site-specific installations, sculptures, virtual reality, GIFs and digital images.

This past year, she has been an artist-in-residence at Oregon Story Board (Portland), researching virtual and augmented reality platforms, and is currently developing several soon to be released interactive VR environments, incorporating photogrammetry and sculpture.

Other recent projects include physically constructing material representations of conceptual objects that exist in simulated digital environments, the public commons and in the space of cultural imagination

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, she is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and completed her MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago within the Art and Technology Department.

Scott has exhibited at galleries, and museums throughout North America and Europe, including the Centro Nacional de las Artes (Mexico City), San Jose Museum of Art (California), the University of Toronto Art Centre (Canada), Kasia Kay Art Projects (Chicago), Galleri Enkehuset (Stockholm), and the 01SJ Zer01 Biennial (San Jose).

She has been awarded project commissions from the San Jose Museum of Art, Zer01 Art and Technology Network and and is the recipient of several grants from both the Canadian and Ontario Arts Councils.

Victoria has taught digital media arts practice at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the San Francisco Art Institute and the California College of the Arts. She lives and works in San Francisco.