Shi holds a BA degree in Interaction and Moving Images from the London College of Communication and an MA degree in animation from the Royal College of Art. And Ruini is currently a PhD candidate investigating the possibilities between crypto and animation. As an animation director and crypto researcher, Shi explores virtual intimacy and creates narratives that interrogate the compatibility between humanity and emerging technologies.
Her first film "Strings" won the Award of Distinction at Prix Ars Electronica 2019. And her graduation film "Desire Line" won the animation award at ADAF 2020. Also, she has been selected for festivals worldwide, including Animafest Zagreb, Royal Television Society Award, and Transmediale. Moreover, her recent work "FuneralPlay" won the first award at iArt Youth Project 2021. She was also nominated for the Rapport Award for Women in Art and Tech in 2019.