FRANCIS LI ― Born in Santa Rosa, Francis applied to be involved with the “Hearts in San Francisco” project in order to continue to explore electronics and technology as a medium for art, while giving back to the local community. The construction of the three hearts in his heart series, with their 3D printed shells and embedded electronics, reflects the influence of technology in the city while paying tribute to the prominent maker/DIY community here. Drawing upon the past/present/future city theme of this year’s mini hearts series, one heart uses 60s inspired color palettes reflecting the city’s role in history with the Summer of Love, another has a rainbow pattern that is a tribute to the LGBTQ community, and the last has a faceted shape to highlight the 3D technology inherent in its construction, along with an animation that represents networking in its technological forms of data on the Internet and communication between people through social networks. Francis, an interaction designer and software engineer, is the cofounder and CTO of DohJe, a company that provides an innovative recognition and retention platform for healthcare, aiming to improve healthcare through gratitude. For more information on Francis:

This sculpture is approximately 7 inches tall, 6 inches across (at the widest point), on a 3 x 3 inch square steel base and weighs approximately 5 pounds.

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