ASKlabs works collaboratively with artists, scientists, and engineers to tell inspiring stories of creativity and innovation for public audiences. We help share their amazing stories of process and discovery by creating engaging digital content and programs for public audiences, from digital content to events and exhibitions. Our award-winning films have screened internationally on screens large and small. We've documented a Feminist Hackathon at the MIT Media Lab, Richard Serra's largest outdoor work to date, and the creation of the world's largest kinetic lightning machine. Explore our film and video projects below:
Alberta Chu is founding director of ASKlabs, a boutique digital content production company, established in Boston in 2004. As cultural producer and digital content creator, Chu works collaboratively to develop engaging content and experiences that bring creativity and innovation to global audiences. Alberta's award-winning documentaries often explore the intersection of science and art and the process of making. From science programming to art documentaries, and most recently client-based video work, the common themes throughout are: ingenuity and innovation.
[ ALBERTA CHU ]
PRODUCER | DIRECTOR
Previously in Los Angeles, Alberta worked to create non-fiction popular science programming for major TV networks such as PBS, Discovery, Fox, and National Geographic. Her work has been exhibited at science centers and art museums, including The Exploratorium, Boston Museum of Science, and the National Gallery of Art (DC). Trained as a biologist, Chu has worked as science consultant to the entertainment industry.
In 2014, Chu co-founded Facetopo, an ongoing global beauty and wellness project. Facetopo has exhibited with: AAAS, USA Science and Engineering Festival, Cambridge Science Festival, Hubweek, Cambridge Innovation Center, and SciStarter.
Alberta Chu is an arts advocate in Boston. She serves in an advisory capacity to non-profit arts organizations Catalyst Conversations and Now+There. Alberta is an active supporter of the MIT List Visual Arts Center, Emerson Contemporary Media Arts Gallery, and Boston Art Review. In 2017, Alberta partnered with Boston artists and activists to produce the Nasty Women Boston Art Exhibition and Sale in Boston's SOWA gallery district.
Alberta is skilled at leading teams through all stages of complex projects, from concept ideation to delivery. With over a decade of experience as a cultural producer, popularizer of science, arts advocate, and community-builder in the Boston area, Alberta knows what truly drives public engagement and sold-out launches and events: it’s about connecting with your audience (and free refreshments!) Alberta has produced successful events, exhibitions, experiences, and programs that amplify public engagement with science, technology and art.
Alberta holds a BS in Biology, with a minor in Art History from the University of California at San Diego.