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Soomi Park

MA work

I am a designer and an artist based in London and Seoul. My earlier works focused on media art, but I am now also exploring areas of speculative design. I am interested in on the social, cultural and ethical consequences of emerging technologies using design as the medium, and to explore those consequences and ask probing questions.

As digital technology develops at speed, personal privacy is becoming an increasingly important issue. Many people seem willing to sacrifice their privacy in order to use digital communication, sharing personal information like never before, while others have begun to use technology to protect their privacy and take control of their digital lives. I am interested in asking whether is it possible to achieve total privacy while still getting the benefits from digital communication technologies.

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  • Soomi Park profile image
  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Design Interactions, 2013

  • I am a designer and an artist based in London and Seoul. My earlier works focused on media art, but I am now also exploring areas of speculative design. I am interested in on the social, cultural and ethical consequences of emerging technologies using design as the medium, and to explore those consequences and ask probing questions.

    As digital technology develops at speed, personal privacy is becoming an increasingly important issue. Many people seem willing to sacrifice their privacy in order to use digital communication, sharing personal information like never before, while others have begun to use technology to protect their privacy and take control of their digital lives. I am interested in asking whether is it possible to achieve total privacy while still getting the benefits from digital communication technologies.

  • Degrees

  • MA, Digital Media Design, International Design School for Advanced Studies (IDAS), Hongik University, Seoul, South Korea, 2007; Exchange Programme, Hyper Media Design, Ecole de Design Nantes (EDNA), France, 2006; BFA, Multimedia & Animation Design and Visual Communication Design, Sookmyung Women’s University, South Korea, 2005
  • Experience

  • Lecturer, Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea, 2011; Tutor, Dankook University, Seoul, South Korea, 2010–11; Tutor, Dong-Eui University, Busan, South Korea, 2009; Artist in residency, Platoon Kunstalle, Seoul, South Korea, 2009
  • Exhibitions

  • Lay Artist, Artcenter Nabi, Seoul, South Korea, 2012; B.Y.O.B Seoul, Gallery LVS, Seoul, South Korea, 2011; Tweak, Church Gallery Space, Limerick School of Art and Design, Limerick, Ireland, 2010; Anxiety E(A)nd, Platoon Kunsthalle, Seoul, Korea, 2009
  • Awards

  • Third Prize, Ars Electronica PRIX, 2008; Second Prize, Fun & Free Advertisement Competition, 2003
  • Conferences

  • 'Technology and Emotional Fashion', Design R&D Center Design Conference, Dankook University, Seoul, South Korea, 2010
  • Publications

  • See Yourself Sensing: Redefining Human Perception, Madeline Schwartzman, Black Dog Publishing, 2011; Functional Aesthetics, Sabine Seymour, Springer Vienna Architecture, 2010; CyberArts 2008, Prix Ars Electronica, Hatje Cantz, 2008