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Byeongwon Ha

Title: Assistant Professor / Media Arts
School of Visual Art and Design
Phone: 803-777-5752
Office: McMaster 221
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Byeongwon Ha


Ph.D., Media, Art & Text, Virginia Commonwealth University
M.F.A., Digital+Media, Rhode Island School of Design
M.F.A., Media Art, Yonsei University
B.F.A., Film, Television and Multimedia, SungKyunKwan University


Byeongwon Ha is an assistant professor in Media Arts in the School of Visual Art and Design at the University of South Carolina. He has created as an artist in the field of new media art in Columbia, South Carolina. His research traces a significant transition from analog media, including film, architecture, and video, to new media. After releasing several short narrative films in South Korea, he became an experimental filmmaker. He presented a structural film, One Cold Day, I Find a Bolex, at the Experimental Film and Video Festival in Seoul (EXiS) in 2006. He continues to practice more progressive film and video in the United States. He exhibited his interactive video piece Diligent Typist at SIGGRAPH Asia 2012 in Singapore. He presented a paper about his interactive sound project Tweeting Twitter at the International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) in Dubai, UAE in 2014. He published several papers about Nam June Paik’s early interactive art pieces for ISEA in Vancouver, Canada in 2015; Hong Kong in 2016; Manizales, Colombia in 2017. He also exhibited his interactive photography project Floating Painting and interactive sound piece Diligent Operator at ISEA in 2017, and his Goolge Village at ISEA in Durban, South Africa in 2018. As an artist in the field of art-and-technology, he took part in the Art.CHI II workshop at the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) in San Jose, California in 2016. In 2018, he participated in an artist-in-residence program at Asia Culture Center in Gwangju, South Korea, where he exhibited his participatory video project Ordinary People. In 2019, Dr. Ha published two articles: “Nam June Paik’s Unpublished Korean Article and His Interactive Musique Concrète Projects” as an author in Leonardo Music Journal (MIT Press) and “Survey and Analysis of Interactive Art Documentation, 1979–2017” as a coauthor in Leonardo (MIT Press).


Digital Media Arts Fundamentals (MART 210)
New Media Art (MART 380)
New Media: Video Game Design (MART 581D)

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