Frank Ming

Frank Ming
Cohort Year: 2023
Research Interests: early cinema, science and technology studies, text and image, film theory, digital culture, elemental media, and video games
Education: BAs, Central China Normal University & Wuhan University; MFA, Communication University of China; MA, Columbia University


Situated at the intersection of media history, biomedical sciences, and disability studies, my research explores the conditions of (im)possibility and manifold processes through which human sensorium co-evolve with media technologies, with a particular emphasis on the sociocultural constructions of sensory sensitivity, disorder, and overload from the late-19th century to the present. Besides cinema, I am also actively engaged with a variety of mediums, ranging from optical toys to motion photographs, writing systems, juridical operations, digital currencies, and artificial intelligence.