I am Irene Feng. I’m trying to make an impact with my art, reconnecting humanity with nature. I’ve been in the studio painting and creating new work for a Shanghai art exhibition. The theme: ‘Living with nature’, our break up, and now, at this most critical stage, our reunion with science blending with nature to help us all survive. From ancient Chinese life to protocells, smart materials, and programmable AI. technology helping us return to nature. I want my art to tell this story visually and to touch people’s hearts, so my generation and all generations will use their mind to think, to build, and to solve the problems facing us born from our disconnection from the natural world.
I became an ambassador for Safe Teens Online and I met with other members for a discussion about privacy policies of popular social media platforms and online safety. We each shared our personal experiences and stories to raise awareness and I’m glad to be a part of this and will be doing more.
Safe Teens Online is a program created by teenagers to promote online safety to other teenagers. Technology and internet are great tools to learn, chat, or simply have fun. But meanwhile people are relying on them, they should also gain the knowledge of some online danger like cyberbullying and how to prevent or deal with them.
I made a video both in English and Chinese to talk about computer security and privacy setting. As I was teaching people how to protect privacy during this project, I also realized how a simple action can save one’s data from being compromised. I hope people can check or set their own computer and benefit from this video.