Tengchao Zhou was born in 1990 in China. He spent his pre-college years in China and went to study Computer Science and another major at New York University at 18.
He was drawing at 3. He was making Flash games and animated cartoons at 11. He was inventing and making computer software at 16. He was attending and organizing hackathons at 21. He was building a dictionary and doing research at 24. He was making computational media art at 27.