With 9 publications in books and top-tier academic journals, and original research presented at 11 international conferences, Lian's professional scholarship spans the fields of new media, games, art history, and performance. More recently, she focused on the intersection of art and law as a 2011 Art & Law Writing Resident with Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.
Ably transitioning from academic research to entertaining content for the general public, Lian used her blog Silicon Valley Ryan Gosling to become a contributor for The Next Web. Another favorite ongoing project of hers is Snacks Digest, which she writes with Thomas Patrick Naughton.
Lian has authored 4 original full-length plays and performances that have been professionally produced at such venues as The Nuyorican Poets Cafe, HERE Arts Center, The University of Chicago, P.S. 122, the New Orleans Contemporary Art Center, and The University of Massachusetts.
Since 2010, Lian has written copy for products, one-sheets, and pitch decks for several companies and projects including Evotee and Cofounderly. Her efficient language is always compelling, memorable and on-brand.
Lian spent 2006-08 and 2011 as a researcher and editor for media theorist Douglas Rushkoff. Books she has worked on with him include Program or be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age; Life, Inc.: How the World Became A Corporation and How To Take It Back; and Get Back in the Box: Innovation from the Inside Out.