Laewoo (Leo) Kang, 강래우 (姜來佑)

Multimedia artist, HCI researcher
Ph.D candidate in Information Science, Cornell University

(email); (C.V) download C.V (2018)

My work explores art-research integration into more multi-disciplinary platforms for problem discovery, theory building, and creativity learning in the broad Human-Computer-Interaction (HCI) and media art domains. I use art practice, technology design, and ethnography as integrated research methods to explore diverse topics and issues in HCI, interactive art, NIME (New Interface for Musical Expression), and STS (Science and Technology Studies). I also exhibit my artwork as an aesthetic and alternative form of research representation in which core questions in the fields are explored in playful, critical, or speculative ways.

I am currently completing my dissertation entitled 'Improvisation and Collaborative Art Practice for HCI Inquiry', which explores alternative research frameworks where artists can engage in and contribute to HCI research in their own art and collaborative practices. I expect to complete the dissertation by May 2018. I am advised in this work by Dr. Steven Jackson, Dr. Phoebe Sengers, and Dr. Trevor Pinch.

Leo Kang, Feb 2017