Leo Kang's Frontstage

Research

Topic: Art Practice for HCI Learning, Teaching and Research
Publication venues: Human-Computer-Interaction (ACM CHI, TEI, DIS, NIME)
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=C0mDDZUAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao

My work explores art-driven research. I use reflective art practice and experimental collaboration paired with ethnography as methodological approaches to produce more resolutely socio-material forms of research work. I also make hybrid objects that can be at once aesthetic forms of art production and exploratory sites in which core research questions are explored in playful, critical, and speculative ways.

Selected Publications:

Kang, Laewoo Leo, Steven J. Jackson, and Phoebe Sengers. "Intermodulation: Improvisation and Collaborative Art Practice for HCI." Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM, 2018.
* Best of CHI - Honourable Mention Award
doi:https://doi.org/10.1145/3173574.3173734 / download: [pdf]



Kang, Laewoo Leo, and Steven Jackson. "Collaborative art practice as HCI research." interactions 25.2 (2018): 78-81.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1145/3177816 / download: [pdf]

Kang, Laewoo. “I Want To: Multi-media Installation for Exploring Our Desire”, Proceedings of International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI). ACM, 2018
doi: https://doi.org/10.1145/3173225.3173315 / download: [pdf]


Jackson, Steven J., and Laewoo Kang. "Breakdown, obsolescence and reuse: HCI and the art of repair." Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM, 2014.
* Best of CHI - Honourable Mention Award
doi : https://doi.org/10.1145/2556288.2557332 / download [pdf]



More:
Kang, Laewoo. "Intermodulator: Interactive Audio-Visual System for Collaborative Improvisation.", Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference, Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM, 2018
doi: https://doi.org/10.1145/3170427.3177760 / download: [pdf]

Kang, Laewoo. "Breaking AndyWall: Transgressive and Playful Exploration on the Dynamic Role of Users in Art and Design." Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference, Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM, 2016.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1145/2851581.2891100 / download: [pdf]

Houston, Lara, Steven J. Jackson, Daniela K. Rosner, Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed, Meg Young, and Laewoo Kang. "Values in repair." Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM, 2016
doi: https://doi.org/10.1145/2858036.2858470 / download: [pdf]


Kang, Laewoo. "Echo(): Listening to the Reflection of Obsolete Technology." Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference Companion Publication on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS). ACM, 2017.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1145/3064857.3079180 / download: [pdf]


Kang, Laewoo, Taezoo Park, and Steven Jackson. "Scale: human interactions with broken and discarded technologies." CHI'14 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM, 2014.
doi : https://doi.org/10.1145/2559206.2574831 / download [pdf]


Kang, Laewoo, Tianyuan Gu, and Geri Gay. "Harmonic paper: interactive music interface for drawing." CHI'13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM, 2013.
doi : https://doi.org/10.1145/2468356.2468492 / download [pdf]


Cheng, Justin, Laewoo Kang, and Dan Cosley. "Storeys: designing collaborative storytelling interfaces." CHI'13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM, 2013.
doi : https://doi.org/10.1145/2468356.2479603 / download [pdf]


Cho, Taemin, Jon Forsyth, Laewoo Kang, and Juan P. Bello. "Time-varying Delay Effects Based On Recurrence Plots", Digital Audio Effects(DAFx), 2011/ download [pdf]

Kang, Laewoo, and Hsin-Yi Chien. "He(和): Calligraphy as a Musical Interface.", Proceedings of the 2010 Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME 2010), Sydney, Australia
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