Lin Hsin Hsin
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Lin Hsin Hsin is a digital media pioneer, who has created digital music in 1985, digital art in 1986 and digital animation in 1989. She has demonstrated the notion of Web Art and Net Art in 1995, created pixel-free, scalable painting using HTML in 1996, Interactive 16.7 million color Web-enabled 3D Art in 1999.
Lin has created the first virtual museum in the world, and was one of 200 cyber-personalities featured in the book "24 Hours in Cyberspace" published by Simon & Schuster in November 1996. She has pioneered the use of a two-button mouse with a 16.7 million color digital palette to create unprecedented digital art, ranging from digital Chinese calligraphy and digital Western oil painting to 235 genres of digital fabrics to digital glass and ceramics since 1994. Her digital and animated sculptures, robosculpted and exhibited in the City Hall, Paris, 1999, 2001 and 2003.
The award wining artist has exhibited in more than 60 cities in 22 countries in Asia, Europe, North America and Chile.
As a composer, Lin has performed in Pisa, Italy, June 2005, Bourges, France, 2004 and 2003. Lin was invited by Kunstradio Radiotopia acoustic network, a commission by Ars Electronica Festival and co-produced by ORF Kunstradio, Vienna to present her works in a live broadcast arts radio program in 2002. Besides composing and performing, Lin has created several new musical instruments:
- March 2003, virtual instruments including a didgeridoo, a Brazilian berimbau used by the Amazon aborigines
- April 2005, a digital sound board to create the sound of nature interactively
- December 2005, a musical wearable that lights up in response to music
- June 2006, a vegetable tambour
- December 2006, pioneered a digital contact less interface -- a total reconceptualization of acoustical musical instruments. As such, she can create unlimited number of musical instruments and install them as playable 3D art.
To date, Lin has composed some 1,200 minutes of music. Lin is an author of 6 poetry books, and has invented two new markup languages between July/October 2006.
Awards and honours
1976 : Special Award, Ministry of Culture
1979 : The Tan Tsze Chor Art Award
1985 : Silver Medal, Societe des Artistes Francais, Paris
1987 : First Prize, IBM Singapore Art Award
1995 : Lin Hsin Hsin Art Museum granted Top 5% of All Web Sites Award by Point Communication Corporation, USA
1996 : Lin Hsin Hsin Art Museum given the Virtuocity Award by VXR Corporation, USA
1996 : Named one of the 200 cyber personalities in the 24 Hours In Cyberspace worldwide project
1997 : Lin Hsin Hsin Art Museum given the Editor's Choice Award (Art Category), by NBNews, USA
1998 : Lin Hsin Hsin Art Museum cited in PC Novice Guide to the Web: The 2500 Best Sites in the Art Category, by Sandhill Publishing, USA
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