Johnson Liew


New Taipei City, Northern Taiwan, TW


Liew is on a team comprised of four new media artists of different nationalities (Taiwan, Malaysia, China). Their fields of expertise include interactive programming design, digital music, visual design, animation effects, interactive installations, interdisciplinary art, and more. Currently, all members of the team are studying at the Graduate School of New Media Art at National Taiwan University of Arts, where they work with other creative members of Pey-Chwen Lin Digital Art Lab. Under the guidance of Professor Pey-Chwen Lin, the team has been participating in important exhibitions and competitions both in Taiwan and abroad.

Art Works:

Writings and Presentations:

Title: Record One Message to The Person You Love!
Writing Type: Sketch / Art Talk
Exhibition: SIGGRAPH Asia 2017: Mind-Body Dualism

The title, “Record One Message to The Person You Love!”, invite the audience to stand in front of the voice reception installation and say a few words to their loved ones. These messages will be processed by the processing computer program in real-time and converted into dynamic data images according to audience’s volume and frequencies of voices. The messages can also be immediately converted into 3D printing model files, which can then be printed into unique white vinyl disc-shaped objects engraved with each person’s own identity markings. In the end, each of the 3D printed objects will be displayed on the wall. Audience will be able to use the AR interface on the mobile device to replay the messages and videos corresponding to each of the 3D prints. Also expresses the feelings one has towards a lover through just a few words during interaction with the work.

Through this work, we discuss how in the digital age, all of our messages may someday become souvenirs to be stored, printed, and replayed records. Through exhibition in different countries and locations, and the collection of messages to their loved ones by a large number of people, this installation has the potential to become a big database. Gradually, with an ever increasing number of messages recorded, it might even become a museum for sound and memory. Also expresses the feelings one has towards a lover through just a few words during interaction with the work.