Recent News

Article in XinHua News Newspaper
Radio Interview on Irish Newstalk and The Madeliene Brand Show, South California
Article in German Financial Times Newspaper, July 2nd
News article on BBC NEWS and ABC News
Radio Interview on BBC World Services, Newsday July 30th
Live Interview on CNBC WorldWide Exchange Television July 13th

Speaker at the Microsoft Design Expo, Redmond, Seattle
Talk and Exhibition at V2 Test Lab Space, Rotterdam, Netherlands


Shing Tat Chung
Lives and Works in London

T +44 77 8988 6625

Designer, Artist, Fund Manager

Recently Graduated from Design Interactions, Royal College of Art London and from Fine art from Slade School of Fine Art and Frankfurt Staedelschule.

CV: Full Curriculum Vitae


  • Superstitious Thoughts
    How our world is shaped around our irrationalities.

    The Design Research platform centres around Superstitions and Irrationalities. How they emerge from our private spheres to infect larger and more complex systems. Some are more obvious such as lifts and hotels avoiding auspicious numbers whilst some are more eye opening ones such as 'feng shui holes' in buildings and the fact that having a number 13 household automatically devalues your house by £7,511.

  • Links and Publications
    The Research can be found on the Design Research Platform - Superstitious Thoughts.
    Whilst the texts, essays and case studies were transfered into the small publication - Irrational Essays


Recent News



Recent News


The Superstitious Fund Project
Project Website

A trading algorithm that operates Superstitiously...

Would you trust a Superstitious Robot with your money? The Superstitious Fund Project is a live experiment in which an algorithm trades based on superstitious beliefs. The autonomous algorithm makes decisions based on lunar cycles and numerology, and also develops its own form of superstitious logic, creating lucky and unlucky values that influence its behaviour. 144 people from around the world has invested a total of £4828.88 in the fund, which will return the resulting balance back to its investors in a year's time. Now trading, the stock market board shows the current performance of the superstitious fund in real time - refreshing its data every eight seconds.

The Robot 'buys' or 'sells' when a superstitious indicator appears, such as the number 13.

The accompanying book documents the creation of the fund, which was developed with the assistance of finance professionals, fortune tellers, programmers and lawyers.



Sponsored by Microsoft Research, GDP Capital and Embedded Adventures and Supported by Trading-Gurus.com

Programming: Jim L Hunt, Yosuke Ushigome, Benedikt Grosse.
Finance Advisors: Christopher Bouckley / Caliburn Capital Partners, Takeki Fukushima / UBS Securities, George Potts / GDP Capital and Oliver Hequet.
Special Thanks to Owen Wells
Photography by Diego Trujillo and Shing Tat Chung


1 The Live Performance Board

2 The Live Performance Board Detail
3 Publication: How I made a Fund... A Superstitious One
4 The Certificate Negative
5 World Map of Investors
6 Visting the Celebrity Fortune Teller


the superstitious
fund project
2010-2012 Copyright to Shing Tat Chung