Los Angeles, California
"New technologies mediate the ways in which we experience, consume, and share experiences of the everyday. How can we develop creative ways to engage difference, identity, and community in this space?"
Kristy H.A. Kang is an award-winning media artist and scholar whose work explores narratives of identity formation and cultural memory. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in media arts and practice at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. Kang has taught multimedia workshops internationally at universities in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Her research interests include histories and theories of digital media arts, database cinema, animation, spatial and mobile narrative, and transnational media studies between the United States and East Asia.
Kang is a founding member of The Labyrinth Project, a research initiative on interactive narrative and digital scholarship at the University of Southern California that has, since 1997, produced a range of interactive cultural histories using new media in collaboration with experimental filmmakers, scholars, and cultural institutions. These works have been published and presented both internationally and nationally at conferences and art institutions including the Getty Research Institute, the ZKM Center for Art and Media, and the Society for Cinema and Media Studies. They have received numerous awards including the Jury Award for New Forms at the 2004 Sundance Online Film Festival.