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First Name
A'yen
Last Name
Tran
Job Title
Interactive Project Coordinator
Department
Interactive
Institution
Local Projects
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About Local Projects:

Local Projects is a media design firm for museums and public spaces. We create a diverse range of installations from large environmental interactives, websites, and mobile applications, to simple experiences composed of thumbtacks, vellum, or conversation.

While innovation drives much of today's design, we're interested in creating projects that can endure. So while technology facilitates our work, storytelling is at its heart.

To that end, and despite the migration of many of our experiences to an online space, we're interested in how media plays a role in a real physical space. When that space is large, we delight in spectacular media installations that seamlessly integrate architecture and media. In physical environments of all sizes, we seek to facilitate connections between strangers. When our work becomes the instrument for dialogue between two visitors, we call that "triangulation," and we consider it one of the holy grails of our design work.

About me:

A'YEN TRAN - Interactive Project Coordinator
A'yen Tran is an interactive project coordinator, artist and story collector. Before joining Local Projects, she managed large-scale interactive art and media projects for non-profits and artists. She directed logistics and external relations for artist Swoon's nautical art projects with Deitch Projects, and served as Online Director for non-profit organization Seeds of Peace before joining Swoon. A'yen helped found art collective The Miss Rockaway Armada with whom she has installed artwork in the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art and floated 800 miles of the Mississippi River recording oral histories aboard homemade eco-art rafts and a solar-powered story-boat. She has spoken at PS1, MASSMoCA and the Conflux Festival, and collaborated with Swoon in 2009 to float to the Venice Biennale on the Swimming Cities of Serenissima. A'yen holds a B.A. from Columbia University.

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