RANGER LIU (they/them) is an interdisciplinary artist, researcher, and musician. They graduated cum laude from Columbia University in 2022 with degrees in Astrophysics and Computer Science (Intelligent Systems). They are currently an M.F.A. candidate in Design and Technology at Parsons School of Design.
Their creative work investigates theoretical frameworks of knowledge, including astronomy, physics, mathematics, and linguistics, and the ways in which these frameworks can be translated, combined, broken, and reshaped through visual, sonic, and physical expression. Their current interest is in creating new structures for composition, including new instruments and notations.
Their astronomical research focuses on exoplanets and instrumentation. Their CS research investigates MaxMSP as a formal programming language as well as ML applications for video games.
They are classically trained in piano and can get by on the guitar, bass, ukulele, and drums. In their free time, you can find them solving Rubik's Cubes, bouldering, and reading sci-fi.