OF COURSE is ...

a creative coding program designed to foster the exchange of ideas, tools, and programming skills throughout East Asia and the larger global community. We are a place where hardcore users as well as those just starting to experiment can share their vision, work, and skills both online as well as in the workshops we host in New York, Shanghai, and elsewhere. Founded in Manhattan in 2014, and now beginning its newest series of workshops in summer 2017, OF Course has brought together experts in the field like Sven Travis, Gene Kogan, Lianshen Wang, and Jason Levine with artists and coders from China, the US, and Europe who are intent on combining their artistic visions with cutting edge technology. 

Since 2015, institutional cooperation with Parsons School of Design and Technology, the NYC School for Poetic Computation, Shanghai's Tongji University, and the Hong Kong based Chi K11 Art Space promote academic and creative contact between OF Course and chief centers of innovation in the US and Asia. Furthermore, commercial projects with Alibaba, KIA and other major Asian corporations have continued to expand the OF Course community's exposure and footprint in East Asia. OF COURSE is now expanding from its NYC and Shanghai locations to Beijing and Shenzhen, and aims to build its own in-house creative laboratory for students within the next year. Future workshops planned for Vietnam, Korea and Taiwan will continue to support the cross-border interaction of artistic visions, skills, and technologies in the future.

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Paul Cheng

CEO & Founder

Paul Cheng graduated with an MFA in Design and Technology from Parsons, NYC. He previously worked as a UI/UX designer for Tudou.com, China's first large-scale video sharing site. He was a member of SFPC's first class.
Tristan Revells


Tristan Revells is completing his PhD in East Asian studies at Columbia University. He previously worked in the trade law sector of Boston's Mentor Group, and graduated with a degree combining economics and history from the University of Chicago.
Yaoyao Zhu

Program Manager

Yaoyao Zhu graduated from the Suzhou Art, Design, and Technology Institute with a degree in Commercial Graphic Design. Recently returning from a five-year stint in NYC, she is continuing her career in education management in Shanghai.




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