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Storynest
Storynest
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Sex Male
Act Virtual Reality Act
Seasons 13
Position Reached Unknown

Storynest was a virtual reality act from Season 13 of America's Got Talent. It is unknown whether or not they continued in the competition.

Background

Storynest was created by Hsin-Chien Huang. He is a new media creator with backgrounds in art, design, engineer and digital entertainment. His career endeavor explores cutting edge technologies in art, literature, design and stage performing. His projects often involve large-scale interaction, performing, mechanical apparatus, algorithmic computations and video installations. Huang is also the director of the Digital Content and Technologies Program in National Cheng Chi University, and commits to the teaching of cross-discipline collaboration and STEAM education.

Hsin-Chien graduated from National Taiwan University with two book-coupon awards. Then he studied industrial design in Art Center College of Design and Illinois Institute of Technology for master degree in design with Moholy Nagy scholarship. After graduation, He collaborated with world-renowned multimedia artist Laurie Anderson on her interactive project "Puppet Motel" and "Here". Huang has also been a researcher on interactive music in Interval Research Corporation. Afterward Huang devoted himself to the digital entertainment industry. He worked as Art Director at Sega and Sony Computer Entertainment and developed game titles "Geist Force" and "Kinetica".

Hsin-Chien's art works has been exhibited in galleries, art museums and art fairs throughout the world. The art events and venues include Taipei Fine Art Museum, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art, Venice Biennale, MOMA, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art Denmark, Shanghai Biennale, OK Center in Linz, Beijing 798, Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Gana Art Gallery and 404 Festival of Electronic Art in Argentina, among others. Hsin-Chien has also been commissioned to create projects for the National Palace Museum, Mogao Caves VR Experience, Singer Jay Chou's Concert, Wakin Chau "Jiang Hu" Launch Ceremony, Jody Chiang's farewell Concert, Taipei Pavilion in the Shanghai Expo, and Pavilion of Dreams in the Taipei Floral Expo. Huang's public arts can be seen at Taipei including "Listening" at Huilong , "Our Personal Public Art" at Nankang Exhibition Hall , "The Moment We Meet" at Taipei's World Trade Center and "Window of Heaven, Mirror of the Traveler" at the Taipei Railway Station.

He has received grants and support from numerous institutions including Ministry of Culture Taiwan, the National Culture and Arts Foundation, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art, HTC VR Division and National Center for High-performance Computing. In addition, he is a contributor to the SIGGRAPH, Transmediale, International Symposium on Wearable Computers, the Creators Project, Taiwan Public Television and 404 Festival. He was a speaker at Unity's Unite and AR/VR Vision Summit, Cornell University and TEDxTaipei.

Hsin-Chien was awarded the grand prize of "New Voices, New Vision" new media competition in 1994, the Muse Award of America Association of Museum in 2009, and the Light of Taiwan's Honor from Taiwan's President Ma in 2011, the Fifth Public Art Award from the Ministry of Culture Taiwan in 2016, Best VR Experience in 74 Venice Film Festival. [1]

Audition

Storynest's audition in Episode 1303 consisted of having the judges wear virtual reality goggles, which allowed them to view a virtual reality performance that included moving images such as stars and galaxy-type structures in outer space, glowing dancing figures, and butterflies, dragons, and other animals hovering in front of the judges. Whether or not STORYNEST continued in the competition is unknown.

Trivia

  • Storynest were briefly seen on stage, not performing, in a montage in Episode 1302.

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