Qi Li is a scholar, artist, and designer who has lectured at universities in China and New Zealand. Li is a lecturer in Shanghai University of Engineering Science and a senior research fellow in Tongji University in China. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia. His research examines aesthetic approaches to data visualisation through the combination of gaming technology and traditional Chinese philosophies. He is interested in how digital technologies enhance creativity and artistic practices. Li has exhibited his work internationally in England, Australia, New Zealand, and China. In addition to authoring the book Interpretation of Online Gaming, he has published papers on the application of traditional Chinese aesthetics to data visualisation and environmental art in the journals Environmental Values and Humanities and Technology.