Dr. Kristy H.A. Kang is an award winning media artist and scholar whose work explores narratives of place and geographies of cultural memory. She is an Assistant Professor at the School of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and Associate Director of the Spatial Analysis Lab at the University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy. Her research interests include histories and theories of digital media arts, spatial and mobile narrative, and transnational media and ethnic studies in the U.S. and Asia. She is an Adobe Education Leader and an Annenberg Fellow, among a group of international artists and scholars recognized for their work in communication research and creative practice with technology. She received her Ph.D. in Media Arts and Practice at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts.
Kang is a founding member of The Labyrinth Project —a research initiative on interactive narrative and digital scholarship at USC that has produced a range of pioneering interactive cultural histories using new media in collaboration with experimental filmmakers, scholars and cultural institutions. These works have been published and presented internationally at conferences and art institutions including the Getty Research Institute, The ZKM Center for Art and Media, the Society for Cinema and Media Studies and received several awards including the Jury Award for New Forms at the 2004 Sundance Online Film Festival. Kang received this award as co-director with Carroll Parrott Blue and The Labyrinth Project for The Dawn at My Back: Memoir of a Black Texas Upbringing–an interactive memoir which explores the cultural history of race in Houston, Texas.