April 2018 at la SAT, Montreal

Laewoo (Leo) Kang, 강래우 (姜來佑)

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

(email) lk423@cornell.edu; (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 promote HCI creativity and sustainability. 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 Experimental Collaboration for HCI', which explores alternative research and pedagogical frameworks where artists can engage in and contribute to the field of HCI and design in their own art and collaborative practices. I am advised in this work by Dr. Steven Jackson, Dr. Phoebe Sengers, and Dr. Trevor Pinch.