Jia-Rey(Gary) Chang

was born in Taiwan. After completing his M. Arch degree in Architecture and Urban Design Department, at UCLA, under the direction of Neil Denari in 2009, he came back to his Alma mater, the Architecture Department in TamKang University, Taiwan, researching interactive and parametric architecture. In 2010, he established “P&A LAB” (Programming and Architecture LAB, and lately integrated into archgary.com to continue) exploring the new possible relationships between programming and architecture. Meanwhile, he also worked in the Architecture Department of the National Taipei University of Technology as an Adjunct Lecturer.

In 2011, he joined the Hyperbody LAB to further develop his preliminary study on the “HyperCell”, a bio-inspired architectural component with intelligence, kinetic energy, self-assembly and self-adaptive capacities based on evolutionary development biology and swarm behavior principles. Cooperating with choreographers, visual artists, composers, and programmers, he has been involved in an EU project, MetaBody, during 2011-2014 to explore the pro-activeness and intra-action relationships between body movement and spatial qualities. Meanwhile, he is also extremely interested in the transdisciplinary topics of fashion design, creative coding, visualization, 2D/3D simulation, interactive design and motion tracking technology and has conducted numerous workshops over the years.