Hi there, my name is Joyce Wang (王心怡).

I am an antidisciplinary student/researcher interested in cultural narratives around science, technology, and media.

I was born and raised in Beijing. At the moment, I am an undergrad studying Computer Science and Drama (Video and Media Design track) at Carnegie Mellon University.

I adore writing, museums, new environments, and being active. My family and friends are the most important part of my life. Often finding myself in between various cultural and intellectual spaces, I try to find a balance between different parts of my identity and live as honestly as I can.

Feel free to take a look at my resume, or my portfolio of theater and media art projects. I also keep a list of fun readings I did recently.

Thanks for coming here. Shoot me a message – hope I get to know you someday too.


social computing / online ethnography research, 2018-2019, ongoing

An Online Ethnographic Study of Op-eds on Social Media (Computer Science Senior Honors Thesis, adviced by Prof. Kathleen Carley)

AI/HCI research, 2018 summer

Designing collaborative workflow for authoring conversational AI (advised by Dr. Mubbasir Kapadia at Disney Research, presenting extended abstract at IVA 2019)

ethnography research, 2014-2015

The Education of Migrant Children in Mainland China (funded by the Community and Multicultural Development office at Phillips Academy) -info and paper


media design for devised theater, Jan-Feb 2019

“Objects in the Mirror are Closer Than They Appear” (written by Hannah Manikowski)

projection design for opera, Nov 2018

“Renegesis” (libretto by D. T. Burns, composed by Ziyu Wang, performed at Compos-it Opera Festival, CMU )

projection design for play, Sep-Oct 2018

“The Way Out West” (written by Liza Birkenmeier, directed by Kim Weild, performed at CMU) -documentation

experimental performance, Sep-Oct 2017

“Translations” (created by yours truly) -documentation

projection and interaction design for play, Sep-Oct 2017

“How to Put on a Sock” (created and directed by Rachel Karp, performed at CMU) -documentation

Community building

research-based activism, 2018-2020, ongoing

Forming interdisciplinary student community and mentorship network (funded by Fifth Year Scholarship, CMU)

campus activism, 2018-2020, ongoing

CMU Listens: facilitating dialogues and workshops for developing active listening skills