Jinsil Hwaryoung Seo, Ph.D.

Hwaryoung is an interactive artist/researcher focusing on aesthetics of interactive experience. Currently she is an assistant professor in the Department of Visualization at the College of Architecture and a faculty fellow in the Center for Health Systems & Design at Texas A&M University. Seo received a Ph.D. in Interactive Art and Technology from Simon Fraser University in Canada and an MFA in Computer Arts from School of Visual Arts (SVA). With interdisciplinary, interactive art practice, Seo investigates the intersection between body, nature and technology. Seo has been fascinated by the aesthetic qualities of human experience, the relationships that emerge through interactions within artworks, the underlying beauty and pattern inherent in nature. Her current research concentrates on designing for tangible and kinetic aesthetics in the contexts of performance, learning and health. Seo has chosen interactive art/design for her creative practice and research in particular as it encourages immersive and embodied relationships within a work of art.