The online showcase introduces a variety of attempts by young media artists to understand the world based on the scale of the human body, and further to connect the natural world with the digital space. Each of the showcase’s participants presents both web-based digital art and NFT projects, sharing their research and concerns about the upcoming Web 3.0 environment. For three years, the Korea National University of Arts has collaborated with Ars Electronica on research and exchange about how creation, the most human-like activity, changes the digital and online sphere. In 2022 this exchange focuses on Human Touch through five expert lecture series on human-natural-machine relationships and art creation that runs through them.
Co-founder and director of design studio Marshmallow Laser Feast
Marshmallow Laser Feast (MLF) creates immersive experiences, expanding perception and exploring our connection with the natural world. Fusing architectural tools, contemporary imaging techniques, and performance with tactile forms, MLF sculpt spaces that lay dormant until animated by curiosity and exploration.
So Yeon Leem is a researcher in science and technology studies whose academic interests include human enhancement technology and the body, new material feminism, and science, technology and gender. Her work has appeared solo- and co-authored articles in international journals such as Ethnic and Racial Studies, Medical Anthropology and Social Studies of Science as well as books such as Women of No Mystery(2022), Modest Witnesses(2021, co-authored), Posthumanism and the Transformation of Civilization(2017, co-authored), and Living as Cyborgs in the Age of Science and Technology(2014). She currently works as an assistant professor at Dong-A University’s College of General Education, where she is working on a book about plastic surgery cyborgs.
Starr is interested in how Virtual, AI and digital systems no longer simply model physical reality, but also shape the way we behave and act with or without our knowledge and consent. These digital artworks are showcased in thought provoking multimedia exhibitions accompanied by insightful public programmes. Community, healing and learning are the core of Starr’s practice.
Eunyoung Park is a multidisciplinary artist, designer and researcher who works across art, design and technology. Her works include a toy, a space-building tool, and soft robots. As such, she enjoys working with diverse media and taking playful approaches to projects for making them deliver good stories. Her works often involve with demystifying cutting-edge technologies by opening up the process of making and revealing the interconnectedness of things. After seven years of working and studying between Finland, Germany, Denmark and US, she is continuing her practice back in Seoul. eunyoungpark.co/artists/
Špela Petrič envisions artistic experiments that enact strange relations to reveal the ontological and epistemological underpinnings of our (bio)technological societies. Her work revolves around the reconstruction and re-appropriation of scientific methodology in the context of cultural phenomena, while working towards an egalitarian and critical discourse between the professional and public spheres.