Visual Arts & Technology Lecture: Su Hyun Nam, "Mediative Digital Media"

Monday, April 14, 2014 ( 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm )

Location: Morton 324

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In her work, artist and educator Su Hyun Nam employs digital technology as a tool of mediation to both dissolve conflicts between competing social norms and clashing cultural perspectives, as well as address the separation between socio-relationships and information systems. In so doing she uses technology to synthesize the computational process of production with the more meditative process of self-discovery. In this talk Professor Nam will discuss her understanding of the nature of technology at the humanistic level and her use of new media as a cultural organism.

Su Hyun Nam is a Chicago-based interdisciplinary media artist, working at the intersection of art, technology and communication to resolve her transcultural identity as well as the heterogeneity of the urban social environment. She graduated summa cum laude from Konkuk University with a degree in Contemporary Art and Communication Design, and received her MFA in Art and Technology Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has exhibited internationally, including solo shows at the Sullivan Gallery and Richard Gray Gallery in Chicago, PrintScreen FESTIVAL in Israel, SIGGRAPH ASIA 2012 in Singapore, AC Institute in New York, Suwon Art Center, and Kring Kumho Compound Culture Space in Korea. She is currently an instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, teaching programming, web culture, physical computing and 3D video game art.