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Hee-Eun Kim

Hee-Eun Kim

Global Futr Lab Participant 2015

Hee Eun Kim is a researcher studying digital media and all the related fields of creative media in CrossMediaLab at Ewha Womans University in Korea. She is taking part in The British Council/ FutureEverything's Global Futr Lab At FutureEverything, Manchester in February 2015.

Hee-Eun is especially interested in interactive media art and physical computing, with a focus on user experience, interactive design and user interface.

Musical interface performance

Hee-Eun Kim’s project, for which she works with partner Yoona Yang,  is called Net Disruption. Strings are connected randomly in the edges of the cube that create different scales of spaces inside. Hee sees the strings as the metaphor of a net and the division of the space is disruption of a net as audiences interact and transform the shape of the space. This division of space can be experienced from the multi-sensory perspective, including the visual elements and the aural elements.

Net Disruption

For visual elements, the strings installed on the artwork divide space and create various string patterns. These patterns are consistently transformed while strings are moved with smartphones hung on the string. The pieces of the space divided by the strings are expanded or reduced by the gestures of audience.  For sound, they have used OpenFrameworks and Xcode to connect with iphones, the sensors of the iphone detect the vibrations of strings so when the audience shakes a string sounds are emitted.