Chia Amisola

Internet & ambient designer interested in radical means of tooling, gathering, & worlding.

Internet, Ambience, Gathering




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BAD INTERNET

An online gallery for browser-based work on an incredibly slow server, making form of the worst of the web. Send over your slow loading work.

Jan 2023

Gallery

When We Love

The space for WHEN WE LOVE and its accompaniments. Sign up for updates and companions.

Jan 2023

Website

Poeticize

No one ever asks the poets "tabs or spaces?" or the programmer "how would I recite this?"

Jan 2023

Extension (Upcoming)

We are only moving towards each other

A dream sequence.

Jan 2023

Net Art

If I sow all my words, who will reap them?

A slow and seedy social network.

Jan 2023

Website

Developh Library

Curating texts on critical tech for the Philippines. Donate books!

Jan 2023

Library

KAKAKOMPYUTER MO YAN!

A new media zine on Filipino internet culture. Submissions open later January.

Jan 2023

Webzine

RAVE.EMAIL

Mailing list mixes.

Jan 2023

Newsletter/Mixes (Upcoming)

YouTube

I just upload websites.

Jan 2023

Social Media

What is the sound of a website?

For Index Radio.

Jan 2023

Radio (Upcoming)

chias.website

A new Chia center.

Jan 2023

Website

Gazing

We are all under the same stars at night.
Part of when we love.

Jan 2023

Website

Let me email you


2022

chia.pics wrapped

April — December (-ish)

Dec 2022

Website

chia.pics vol 1

A collection. 6x4 spiral bound

Dec 2022

Zine

smiley

A tiny emoticon game. =)

Dec 2022

Website

I love it when you (auto)

love me too

Dec 2022

Website

Tender Websites

Dec 2022

Website (WIP)

a (length) hike

Part of when we love.

Dec 2022

Net Art (Upcoming)

when we love

A browser-based dating sim. Releasing 2023.

Dec 2022

Net Art (WIP)

OFFLINE/ONLINE

An autobiographical website

Dec 2022

Net Art (Upcoming)

autocomplete

Being a teenage girl is impossible

Dec 2022

Website (WIP)

engine.lol alpha 1.2

Featuring publishing, titles, effects, new layout, and new sounds. Coming soon!

Dec 2022

Tool

Collaborations

hotemogirlfriend@gmail.com
Artist CV
Work Resumé (619kb)

engine.lol mobile

Dec 2022

Tool

Holiday Domain Gift Guide

Dec 2022

Writing

There is an internet that is mine and I would like you to live in it with me

Dec 2022

Writing

When I blog about love

From posts over the years.

Dec 2022

Video

naming ambient art

Dec 2022

Writing

Philippine Design Library

Texts on the Filipino design vernacular

Dec 2022

Curation

Philippine Design Redesign

On the identity of the Filipino designer. With Lite mode!

Dec 2022

Website

Write Yourself In

A blog about blogging.

Dec 2022

Workshop

Things to think about when blogging

Dec 2022

Prompts

Developh

A renewal of the Developh website & mission.

Nov 2022

Website, Manifesto

Turning YouTube Comments Into Art

Feature on thesoundof.love

Nov 2022

Press

Please Ignore Us

An invitation to listen to ambient music at Gather East Rock—while ignoring the performers

Nov 2022

Ambient Performance

Please Ignore Us (Audio)

Norns + cassette + field recordings + voice memo samples from conversations in New Haven

Nov 2022

Ambient

Forum Forum

A forum for posting.

Nov 2022

Forum

Maybe Radio

A radio.

Oct 2022

Radio

UK Rave Comments

128 page wirebound zine of comments from acid, jungle, d&b videos. Pre-order now.

Oct 2022

Zine

Me & Abortionism

32 page zine on the underground market of Philippine abortion forums, reworked. Pre-order now.

Oct 2022

Zine

An Idea Generator (For A Website)

Workshop for Developh and full class site with exercises, resources, and more

Oct 2022

Workshop

Making a Poetic Web(site)

Workshop for Developh and full class site with exercises, resources, and more

Oct 2022

Workshop

A Machine Helps Me Write A Poem About Fire

Published with the Yale Literary Magazine, Vol 35 Ed 2

Oct 2022

Poetry

Elegy

Short confessionals on technology and ritual

Oct 2022

Newsletter Stories

Things I want to do

Particularly ones you can help me with

Oct 2022

Blog

On Ceilings

A life update

Oct 2022

Blog

Figma

I started designing Prototyping at Figma

Sep 2022

Work

Moved to San Francisco

Sep 2022

Life Event

dontlistentoth.is

A party series at Yale

Sep 2022

Event

MILK.PLACE POSTERS

A couple dozen new posters for MILK.PLACE.

Sep 2022

Posters

MILK.PLACE

Dozens of prints of media from my walls to yours. Online store coming soon

Sep 2022

Store

Bluish Live at College Street Music Hall (Full)

makes me so crazy though i can't say why

Aug 2022

Ambient Radio Test

Aug 2022

Audio (with Maybe)

Yale Fur Fest

Aug 2022

Poster

Support on Patreon

My work on tools, gatherings, & softer software. I mail trinkets too!

Aug 2022

WW(W)

Website Website (Website)

Aug 2022

WIP...

Everything Perfect Is Already Here

Aug 2022

Poster

220814_010 Night Sounds.WAV

A chorus of insects, back against a dock.

Aug 2022

Field Recording

maybe.press

A Label focusing on small releases of experimental sound, art, & gathering

Aug 2022

Community

Cloudwatching Log 3

Aug 2022

Graphic

chia.neocities.org

A Directory

Aug 2022

Website

philippine.design

Launching a design research initiative

Aug 2022

Research

ambient 4 graveyards

Aug 2022

Mix

my 39 minute piss

An ambient mix done in my bathroom

Aug 2022

Mix

Philippine Cassette Archive

Preserving Pinoy tape culture, archival by me

Aug 2022

Website Archive

Cloudwatching Log 2

July 2022

Graphic

Cloudwatching Log 1

July 2022

Graphic

How DIY Archiving Disrupts Information Disorder

Philippine Collegian

Jun 2022

Press

Sudler Prize

Yale University

May 2022

Press

I graduated from Yale

Yay

May 2022

Life Event

Martial Law Index

DIY archival in response to the Marcos regime's censorship, archival by me

May 2022

Website

chia.pics

A (mostly) digicam collection of personal photos

May 2022

Website

West Haven Waves 220520_0085.wav

Water laps across rocks, tides come and go.

May 2022

Field Recording

5-21-2022

A day in West Haven.

May 2022

Video Log

/)/) ( . .) ( づ i ♡ websites

I love it when you (slider)

love me too

May 2022

Website

engine.lol

A gamemaker that's a game in itself; a browser-based tiny tool to make and publish grid-like collage stories. My Yale undergraduate thesis advised by Rosa McElheny.

Apr 2022

Tool

The (Partial) Encyclopedia and Travelogue to Etherest

Paracosm shit

Apr 2022

Artists' Book

Cloudy.Country

Emailing you pics of clouds. On temporary hiatus!

Apr 2022

Newsletter

Blind Faith

Apr 2022

Game

me and engine

Apr 2022

Game

engine.lol OST

Cassette (ed of 15) and CD (ed of 20) run of the ambient tracks on engine.lol. Hand-dubbed.

Apr 2022

Audio

engine.lol Installation

My desk in an alternate universe.

Apr 2022

Exhibit

Printmaking

Design at Yale invites you to an afternoon of...

For Design at Yale.

Apr 2022

Poster

Biyahe

An ode to the Filipino commute.

Apr 2022

Mix

Creative Web Coding Poster

A workshop with 3 exercises and 3 attendees. For Design at Yale.

Apr 2022

Workshop

Yale Jazzfest

With Kevin Chen.

Apr 2022

Branding

Ako at Si Pedro

"Kinukwento ni mama ang mito ni Pedro Calungsod."

Apr 2022

Interactive Fiction

if you knew me would you love me?

A collection and a prompt.

Mar 2022

Website

Sample Pack Workshop

Sample pack making.

For the Open Music Initiative.

Mar 2022

Poster

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C'mon C'mon

For a WYBC x A24 screening.

Feb 2022

Graphic

The Sound of Love

I heard of love in the YouTube comments section.

Feb 2022

Website

Valentine's Day Poem

Chia likes to think about love.

Feb 2022

Website

Willie Commercial Calendar

Potato Corner and Willie Revillame.

Jan 2022

Workshop

me, my pen, & my neural net

A Digital Diary.

Jan 2022

Website

Dream

To bring all the people I love to the same place

Theophany

The reason you would create anything is because you love it enough to see it exist.

Jan 2022

Nonfiction

Recap

2022

Blog Post

2021

I love it when you

love me too

Dec 2021

Website

Design is Fantasy

A talk on imagination, the speculative, and fantasy for the UX+ Conference

Sep 2021

Talk

Worlding A New Philippines

Fandom, making, creatorhood.

Oct 2021

Talk

Ex-Silicon Valley means nothing.

Blind faith in Western “prestige signals” serves exploiters, not nation-builders.

Apr 2021

Writing

Developh Camp

A fellowship for Filipino technologists supported by the Processing Foundation. With Bianca Aguilar & Nicole Datlangin.

2021

Gathering

Punishing of the Philippines

On digital extremism and the global south.

2021

Website Writing

Practice

Mostly websites, creative & experimental tooling, and gathering. Lately also sound, ambience, noise, analog technologies...

A Website Is A World

Borders, mythologies, emergence.

2021

Website Writing

Everyday I

An exercise in asking.

Dec 2021

Website

Harvard—Yale Show

Nov 2021

Poster

chias.blog

New domain

2021

Blog

If I fall into a very dense cloud, can I die?

A very shitty cloud comic.

Nov 2021

Comic

All the funerals for my past selves

On not knowing myself.

Nov 2021

Zine

Bisita

A recollection of devotion & routine in the only Catholic-majority country in Asia.

2021

Net Art

Kumu

15 months of design for the Philippines' #1 social app

2021

Product

Developh Website

2021

Website

JPEGMAFIA — LP!

Nov 2021

Poster

Timekeeper

A multiplayer decremental game.

2021

Idle Game

𓆝.° 。˚𓆛˚。 °.𓆞

2021

Net Art

Proximities

Can you feel the internet?

2021

Chrome Extension

Caroline Polachek – Parachute

Oct 2021

Poster

The Legacy of NingguangPlayToyy

A live reading.

2021

Performance

Pyro Is Not Passion

A Genshin Impact take.

2021

Extensive Anime Essay

Hu Tao Analysis

An ambitious pre-release take.

2021

Extensive Anime Essay

Getting Started with IF

Apr 2021

Workshop

Khaenri'ah Lore Project

Cultural exploration through Fandom & Genshin Impact.

2021

Community

Themes

Gathering, memorymaking, institutions, loneliness, creation as self-preservation.

Spotify

A summer with Spotify's design systems team.

Internship

In Threes

A self-indulgent collection of introductory lists

2021

Website

૮₍•᷄ ࡇ •᷅₎ა

Strawberry Jam

Oct 2021

2020

Armistice

Experiments in poetic form on the web.

2020

Interactive Fiction

House

After Orteil's nested, a universe explorer in sound. Field recordings & rips.

2020

Net Art

Gay Girl Prays For A Gun

My religion is on my birth certificate. My baptism was the event of the century.

2020

Interactive Fiction

OGH ENDERDRAGON FIGHT 1v11 DEATHMATCH

2020

Minecraft

Festival Website

Featuring an Art Market, livestream Stage (that I also managed), and a list of beneficiaries.

2020

Website

Festival

A 12-hour online event with live acts & vendors completely for charity.

2020

Gathering

Enjambment, Existence

Love to slow cinema and video poetry

2020

Chia's Ultimate Videoke

For a hackathon.

2020

Microgames

2020

Workshop Teaching

Cause.ph

A directory of pro-bono offers and funds through COVID-19.

2020

Website

Dear Student

Visual novel prototype on the Filipino student experience during COVID-19.

2020

Visual Novel

Teleport

A video-first fashion social network.

2020

Internship

Works of Heart

A Filipino design studio.

2020

Internship

Intern.ph

A then-database for PH internships. Also did 50+ free resume reviews.

2020

Website

2019

Iboto.ph

Uplifting progressive politicals to the masses during the 2019 midterms. Reached millions. Led team of 25+.

2019

Website

Collab Website

Designed the brand and site for Developh's incubator program.

2019

Website

Collab

2019

Branding

Round

All in life must come round. On collective memory and mapping.

2019

Website

noob systems

An interferable stream of insecure CCTV cameras.

2019

Sound Art Website

Minecraft Rage Compilation

Performed in front of a montage of Minecraft deaths, I slam coke bottles and destroy a mechanical keyboard.

2019

Performance Art

Design at Yale

(Re-)founded Yale's undergraduate design community.

2019

Community

Yale Women's Center

Design and community at Yale's women center for 3 years.

2019

Community

Statement

2019

Manifesto

Rappler

Design & development at Rappler. But not a lot.

2019

Internship

Older

Fifteen

2018

Net Art

Everything not saved will be lost

2018

Net Art

Me and abortionism

On Filipino abortion forums

2018

Zine

Speaking @ GHC

On the keynote for the Student of Vision Award.

2018

Award

(♡ ᐛ )人( ᐛ ♡)

Lasallian Hearts Day

2018

Net Art

Mental Health Hacks Website

Site and showcase.

2017

Website

Mental Health Hacks

Organized a remote mental health "creation" hackathon with 100+ participants.

2017

Gathering

Mental Health Hacks

2017

Branding & Poster

DevSociety Website

Developh's old site.

2017

Website

Edukasyon.ph

I begged to work here as my first in-person internship and it was a daily 2 hour commute.

2017

Internship

DevEd

Developh's educational zines.

2017

Writing Print

Exchange

2017

Interactive Fiction

Love Always

A site to submit anon confessions around Valentine's Day, two years in a row.

2017

Website

The Day After

2017

Interactive Fiction

Generic Dating Sim

2017

Flash Game

꒰ ๑ơ ₃ ơ꒱

Rogue One Screening

2016

Poster

Developh

Founded a community for Filipino technologists.

2016

Community

Nirvana

2016

Poster

Fall Out Boy Song Searcher

2016

Website

forgive

2016

Media

Behind the Sea

2016

Website

chiaski.com

2016

Website

blog.chiaski.com

Now chias.blog

2016

Blog

Flight Rising EDM Signature

2015

Graphic

IA Forum Signature

2015

Graphic

??? Website

2015

Website

KuzuPeko Network

2014

Website

Dangan Ronpa Ships Network

2014

Website

Roblox Adventures! Driveblox Unlimited Classic

2013

Video

Chia's Anti-Rage Project

2013

Poster

Reviewers

I made a website to host 'reviewers' for school and updated it at an ungodly pace. I was too good

2013

Website

luxidity.haneuri.net

2013

Website

Super Dangan Ronpa 2 Cursors

2013

Resource

Cirrumilus

2012

Website

Still Alive – Portal Lyric Video

2012

Video

The DerpGames Trailer 1

2012

Video

Sky Burst

2011

Website

Web Group

In 2011 I started a 'Webmasters' club, taught people HTML/CSS, and made us all badges.

2010

Website

color dash

2010

Website

Pokemon Scarlet

RPG Maker XP Pokemon Fangame.

2010

Game

destinyzbond.webs.com

My first self-coded layout.

2010

Website

belovedhearts.webs.com

2009

Website

Coming Soon...

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