张圣琳，茶农/教授，2000年取得加州大学环境规划与地景建筑博士，目前任教于国立台湾大学建筑与城乡研究所，并负责台大创新设计学院（NTU D School）社会创新组，台大『大学PLUS』社会责任计划，同时是阿里巴巴新乡村研究中心高级顾问。
出生于台湾，梦想成为现代舞编舞家，圣琳是一位市民社会政治行动者，透过公众参与、市民艺术、社区设计、以及乡村振兴，以创新的方式关心环境相关议题。她的生活与研究结合全球在地的经验，自1991留美后，海外生活与教学20年。2009年回台后穿梭于亚洲投入台湾、日本及中国大陆的乡村，特别关注青年入乡议题，并自2015开始在四川乡村与组织川大、北大、台湾大学以及成功大学合作的『川北台成教学实践基地』。圣琳主要的作品包括The Global Silicon Valley Home: Livesand Landscapes within Taiwanese American Trans-Pacific Culture(Stanford University Press, 2006)，以及立基与台湾坪林的『山不枯』茶品牌（2017获得第四届国家智荣奖）。2017年共创『村客松transkathon』与两岸为主的华文青年连结云端与在地的乡村对话及实践行动。
Shenglin Elijah Chang is a tea farmer and professor who received her Ph.D. at UC Berkeley in 2000. She is currently a faculty of Graduate Institute of Building and Planning at National Taiwan University(NTU), also serves as the Director of Social Innovation at NTU D School, co-PI of University PLUS for NTU social responsibilities, and the Senior Consultant of the New Ruralism Research Center of the Alibaba New Ruralism Research Center since 2018.
Born in Taiwan, a want-be choreographer, Shenglin has developed and implemented innovative approaches to public involvement in environmental issues through civic arts, community design participation, rural revitalization, and social-political activism. After being in the US for two decades, shenglin relocated to Asia to continue her commitment of inventing socio-culturally and ecologically sustainable methods to revitalize rural areas, primarily focusing on youth issues in the countryside of the East Asian region of Taiwan, Japan, and China, e.g., ChuBeiTaiCheng Rural Planning Program. Her research intertwines knowledge and action: The Global Silicon Valley Home (Stanford University Press, 2006); 『Sanpuku』 tea brand (2017, received the 4th National Intelligence Award as the co-founder of Sanpuku). In 2017, Shenglin has co-founded the Transkathon socio-platform to engages cross-disciplinary multi-generation individuals to participate in rural dialogues and actions.
Transkathon Experiments in Action: Open Sourcing and Leapfrogging between Urban and Rural Networks都市化與科技新創的洪流中，我們想像百分之七十的人類帶著VR+AR眼鏡與各種AI走在台北、北京、紐約、巴黎的街頭。如銀翼殺手2049（Blade Runner 2049）與頭號玩家（Ready Player On）的幻想劇本，是我們的日常。這樣的時代，什麼是鄉村？
In the torrent of urbanization and technological innovation, we imagine that 70% of humans, some of them wearing VR+AR glasses, are walking on the streets of cities like Taipei, Beijing, New York, and Paris, while deep-learning AI robots alos hang out at street corners, just like the fantasy scripts of Blade Runner 2049 or Ready Player One. What does rural mean in the era of intelligent urban and rural future?
As leapfrogging, the “Transkathon” experiments on how rural would evolve into 2049. In the context of the intelligent urban and rural fabrics, “rural” embodies ecological knowledge transforming into informational flows of local wisdom that support peoples’ everyday lives. Rural, farming, and crops are the DNA of everyday civilization, which has accumulated thousands of years of competition between human and nature. How is this knowledge linked in the context of intelligent urban and rural? How do interdisciplinary talents move and transport in-between urban and rural? How does the diverse knowledge of the countryside spread around the world? The village as a place, how do people experience the land? How to experience the virtual?
Transkathon makes the countryside a platform for virtual and real mobility. ” transkathon” is a platform based on the simplest WeChat self-media App community. It is a cross-disciplinary villager with a variety of caring villages and “open source” values. The online and offline flexible and mobile villages explore these questions and look for new directions in the era of urban and rural fabrics.