My name is Yung-Yi Juliet Chou. I am a researcher, designer and a culture interpreter based in New York. I am my own testing ground where the future of ME has been and continues to be reinvented by myself and reimagined by others.
Welcome to glyfeinLAB, a manifestation of possibilities, pleasures, and inspirations to enhance my everyday learning. The word glyfein comes from the language of Greek, meaning “to write” or “to carve” and serving a symbolic gesture to show design as a process involving both thoughts and efforts. We have thousands of thoughts passing by during a typical day. Having one or two disparate lines of thought to follow should suffice my curiosity; then I can rest one groove in mind and work in another.
The logo is a word that reads “刻” originating in ancient Chinese seal script. What has inspired me and captivated me in this particular word is its multiplicity of meaning. Technically, it can be used to describe an action, to carve and to engrave; metaphorically, it can be used to denote time or degree of quality. It reflects efforts and aftereffects of them. The shape and the meaning of the Chinese character align themselves with my intention.
I come from an interdisciplinary background in art administration, historic preservation, digital interpretation, design technology and cognitive psychology. I have been interested in learning how old technology revived in a new context and new technology thriving in old surroundings. Most real-world problems require an interdisciplinary approach. Involving me so that we can learn together!