Linda Dai is a first-year MODA student centering her studies on new media and its impacts on traditional notions of interaction, spatiality, and aura. She is also interested in curatorial practice as something that lies at the intersection of art, politics, and society by acting as a mediator between the art world and the public sphere. Linda graduated from Pomona College, where she majored in Media Studies and minored in Politics. Her senior thesis project interrogated perceptions of digital art as public art through a series of contemporary case studies and international artist interviews. She hopes to extend her interdisciplinary studies of art to her graduate academic endeavors as well. Linda has worked with various galleries and media groups in New York and Los Angeles, assisting with departments ranging from publications and marketing to event planning and curation.