Sihwa Park

About

Selected Works
YouTube Mirror
Uncertain Facing
GeoD
ARLooper
Ballet Mécanique
Brand Logo Sonification
TopicBubbles
Loading...
BeHAVE
InstaSynth
Structured Improvisation X
FormSound

Archive
SoniPi
Letter Frequency Visualization
Generative Audiovisual Study
Ring of Quartets
Hans Zimmer’s OST vs Film
︎︎︎Past Works (2008-2015)

Recent News

- Apr 7, 2024: YouTube Mirror has been accepted for CVPR AI Art Gallery!
- Oct 24, 2023: Appointed a Connected Minds Research Enhanced Hire position with a $100,000 startup fund.
- Sep 1, 2023: YouTube Mirror was presented at AIMC 2023, Brighton, UK.
- Jun 12, 2023: YouTube Mirror has been accepted for AIMC 2023 as both a paper and an installation!
- May 31, 2023: YouTube Mirror was exhibited at NIME 2023, Mexico City, Mexico.
©2023 Sihwa Park

Sihwa Park

Sihwa Park is a sound interaction designer, media artist, and researcher. His research interest lies in interactive audiovisual software art, exploring the possibilities of computational algorithms and emerging technologies in designing novel audiovisual interfaces to augment cross-modal sensory experiences and collaborative interactions. He also studies expressive approaches that use data as an art material to drive audiovisual content generation based on data visualization and sonification as well as computational algorithms used in computer graphics and machine learning.

His data art practice aims to make data-driven audiovisual art that reflects how we see ourselves through our data and depict the relationship between humans and machines that affect us based on data and algorithms. His work has been presented at international venues, including ICMC, NIME, ISEA, IEEE VISAP, SIGGRAPH, SIGGRAPH Asia, CHI, Ars Electronica, and NeurIPS.

He is Assistant Professor of Computational Creativity and Artificial Intelligence in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design at York University, Toronto. He holds a Ph.D. in Media Arts and Technology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was a Chancellor's Fellowship recipient from 2016 to 2021. Before pursuing his Ph.D, he also worked as a UX designer and freelance iOS application developer in Seoul, Korea.

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Academic Appointment
Oct 2023 - Present
Research Enhanced Hire (REH) Position, Connected Minds, York University, Toronto, Canada
Jan 2023 - Present
Assistant Professor, School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design, York University, Toronto, Canada

Education
June 2022
Ph.D. in Media Arts and Technology, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Feb 2011
M.S. in Graduate School of Culture Technology, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Korea
Feb 2009
B.S. in Computer Engineering, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea (Magna Cum Laude)

Professional Experience
Nov 2019 - June 2022
Graduate Researcher, AlloSphere Research Group, UCSB, Santa Barbara, USA
Jul 2018 - Aug 2020
Research Assistant (as a Data Visualization Specialist), WhatEvery1Says (WE1S) project, UCSB, Santa Barbara, USA
Jan 2016 - Jul 2016
Freelance iOS Developer, Alleys Wonderlab, Inc., Seoul, Korea
Apr 2015 - Jun 2016
Visiting Researcher, Audio & Interactive Media Lab, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea
Jul 2011 - Apr 2015
UX Design Researcher, LG Electronics, Seoul, Korea
Jun 2009 - Jan 2011
Research Assistant, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Korea

Exhibitions
Jun 2024, “YouTube Mirror” at the IEEE/CVF Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference (CVPR) AI Art Gallery 2024 (Online)
Aug 2023, “YouTube Mirror” at the International Conference on AI and Musical Creativity (AIMC), Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, Brighton, United Kingdom
May 2023, “YouTube Mirror” at the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME), Centro de Cultura Digital, Mexico City, Mexico
May 2022, “YouTube Mirror” at the MAT 2023 End of Year Show: SYMADES, California NanoSystems Institute, UCSB, Santa Barbara, USA
Nov 2021, “Uncertain Facing” at the Special Exhibition of Advanced Imaging International
Festival 2021: Advanced Imaging & Artificial Intelligence (Online, invited)
Dec 2020, “Uncertain Facing” at the NeurIPS 2020 Workshop on Machine Learning for Creativity and Design (Online)
Dec 2020, “Uncertain Facing” at the SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Art Gallery (Virtual), Daegu, Korea
Oct 2020, “Uncertain Facing” at the IEEE VIS Arts Program (VISAP) Exhibition (Online), Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Sep 2020, “Uncertain Facing” at the Wilde State: Networked exhibition, Ars Electronica Festival 2020, Linz, Austria
Jun 2020, “Uncertain Facing” at the MAT 2020 End of Year Show: Bricolage (Online), UCSB, Santa Barbara, USA
Oct 2019, “Brand Logo Sonification” Installation at the IEEE VIS Arts Program (VISAP), Vancouver, Canada
Jun 2019, “Brand Logo Sonification” Installation at the MAT 2019 End of Year Show: MADE [at] UCSB, the California NanoSystems Institute, UCSB, Santa Barbara, USA
Aug 2018, “BeHAVE” Installation at the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), Daegu Art Factory, Daegu, Korea
Jun 2018, “BeHAVE” Installation at the MAT 2018 End of Year Show: Invisible Machine, the California NanoSystems Institute, UCSB, Santa Barbara, USA
May 2017, “FormSound” Installation at the MAT 2017 End of Year Show: Re-habituation, the California NanoSystems Institute, UCSB, Santa Barbara, USA
May 2017, “InstaSynth: Listen to Your Colors” at the MAT 2017 End of Year Show: Re-habituation, the California NanoSystems Institute, UCSB, Santa Barbara, USA
Oct 2012, Interactive Installation of “시(Poem, 詩) Under the Sea”, “Project Gogunbuntu” Group Exhibition, Art Space Seogyo, Seoul, Korea

Performances
Nov 2019, CREATE Ensemble Performance, “The Ring Trilogy (2019)” (with ARLooper), at Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, UCSB, Santa Barbara, USA
Jun 2019, CREATE Ensemble Performance, “Ballet Mécanique (2019)” (with ARLooper), at the MAT 2019 End of Year Show: MADE [at] UCSB, the California NanoSystems Institute, UCSB, Santa Barbara, USA
Apr 2019, CREATE Ensemble Performance, “Ballet Mécanique (2019)” (with ARLooper), at Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, UCSB, Santa Barbara, USA
May 2018, CREATE Ensemble Performance, “Loading (2018)” (with ARLooper), at Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, UCSB, Santa Barbara, USA
Nov 2017, CREATE Ensemble Performance, “Structured Improvisation X (2017)” (with FormSound Interface), at Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, UCSB, Santa Barbara, USA
Oct 2012, Audioviusal Performance “시(Poem, 詩) Under the Sea” at Club Badabi, Seoul, Korea
Aug 2011, “Sound Catch” Co-director, KAMPO Performance at Hyundai Card 37th Culture Concert, Seoul, Korea
Jun 2011, Sound Visualization, PLASMACK Party at Platoon Kunsthalle, Seoul, Korea
Mar 2011, Sound Visualization, “Luv Luv Nujabes” Tribute Concert at Club Sound Holic City, Seoul, Korea
Oct 2010, Sound Visualization, Yuna Kim's Stage of Grand Mint Festival 2010 at Olympic Park, Seoul, Korea
Oct 2010, Co-director, KAMPO Performance at Studio SEMI Exhibition, KT&G SangSang Madang, Seoul, Korea
Sep 2010, Co-director, KAMPO Performance at Incheon International Digital Art Festival 2010 Conference, Incheon, Korea
Nov 2009, Technical Support, “ResoNations: International Telematic Music Concert for Peace”, Seoul, Korea

Publications
Sihwa Park, “YouTube Mirror: An Interactive Audiovisual Installation based on Cross-Modal Generative Modeling”, In Proceedings of the International Conference on AI and Musical Creativity (AIMC), Brighton, United Kingdom, 2023
Sihwa Park, “Data-Driven Audiovisual Art Focused on the Uncertainty in the Human-Data-Machine Loop”, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), 2022
Sihwa Park, “ARLooper: A Mobile AR Application for Collaborative Sound Recording and Performance”, In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (revised selected papers of CMMR 2019), Vol. 12631, 2021
Sihwa Park, “Collaborative Mobile Instruments in a Shared AR Space: a Case of ARLooper”, In Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME), Birmingham, United Kingdom, 2020
Sihwa Park, “ARLooper: Collaborative Audiovisual Experience with Mobile Devices in a Shared Augmented Reality Space”, In Extended Abstracts of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA ’20). ACM, Honolulu, HI, USA, 2020
Sihwa Park, “ARLooper: a Mobile AR Application for Collaborative Sound Recording and Performance”, In Proceedings of International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research (CMMR), Marseille, France, 2019
Sihwa Park, “Multimodal Data Portrait for Representing Mobile Phone Use Behavior”, In Proceedings of the International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA), Gwangju, Korea, 2019
Sihwa Park, “BeHAVE: a Heatmap-based Audiovisual Representation of Personal Data”, In Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), Daegu, Korea, 2018
Sihwa Park, Woohun Joo, “FormSound: A Particle Formation-Based Audiovisual Interface”, In Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), Shanghai, China, 2017
Jiho Choi, Junhee Yeo, Hyeonchoel Lee, Saehun Jang, Kyunging Yang, Sihwa Park, Jinhae Choi, “Designing Interaction for Conversational TV using Extended CFA Model”, In Proceedings of HCI Korea 2013, Gangwon, South Korea, 2013
Sihwa Park, “A System for Collaborative Mobile Music Performance”, M.S Thesis, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), 2011
Sihwa Park, Seunghun Kim, Samuel Lee, Woon Seung Yeo, “Composition with Path: Musical Sonification of Geo-referenced Data with Online Map Interface”, In Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), New York, NY, USA, 2010
Sihwa Park, Seunghun Kim, Samuel Lee, Woon Seung Yeo, “Online Map Interface for Creative and Interactive Music-Making”, In Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME), Sydney, Australia, 2010
Sihwa Park, Seunghun Kim, Samuel Lee, “ComPath : A Music-Making Environment with Interactive Map Interface”, In the Journal of the Korean Electroacoustic Music Society (KEAMS), 2009

Invited Talks
Feb 2024, Big Idea Talk at Connected Minds Annual Research Retreat, York University
Nov 2023, Invited Talk at the Digital Media Grad Colloquium, York University
Nov 2022, Invited Talk, Sound Media Production at Duksung Women’s University
Jun 2022, Invited Talk at the ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community SPARKS
Apr 2022, Invited Talk, GRADTDA 5150 Emerging Trends in Data Visualization at the Ohio State University
Mar 2022, Invited Talk at the Department of Computational Arts, York University
Mar 2022, Invited Talk at the School of Interactive Games and Media, Rochester Institute of Technology
Mar 2021, Invited Talk at the School of Art + Art History, University of Florida
Feb 2021, Invited Talk, Art185AI Art and Machine Learning at UCSB
Nov 2020, Invited Talk, Art22 Introduction to Programming for the Arts at UCSB
Feb 2020, Invited Talk, CS291A Future User Interfaces at UCSB
Oct 2019, Invited Talk, Art22 Introduction to Programming for the Arts at UCSB
Oct 2019, Invited Artist Talk at the IEEE VIS Arts Program (VISAP)
Feb 2019, Invited Talk, Art22 Introduction to Programming for the Arts at UCSB

Research Funding
Oct 2023 - Oct 2028, Connected Minds REH Research Allowance, York University
Oct 2023, Connected Minds REH Startup Fund, York University

Honours and Awards
Spring 2022, GSA Excellence in Teaching Award, UCSB, Santa Barbara, USA
Summer 2021, SYMADES 2021 Research Grant, UCSB, Santa Barbara, USA
Winter 2021, Visual, Performing, and Media Arts Award, Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UCSB, Santa Barbara, USA
2016 - 2021, Chancellor's Fellowship, UCSB, Santa Barbara, USA
2009 - 2010, Full Scholarship at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Korea

Service
2024, Peer-reviewer, International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA)
2023-2024, Peer-reviewer, AI and Musical Creativity (AIMC)
2021-2024, Peer-reviewer, New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME)
2021, Peer-reviewer, International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD)
2019, Program Committee, International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA)
2019, Peer-reviewer, International Computer Music Conference (ICMC)

Media Interviews and Coverage
Vice (Web Magazine), May 13, 2011
CreativeApplicationNetwork (Web Magazine), Apr 30, 2011
Industry Channel (Korean TV), Nov 2, 2010
KBS 9 News (Korean TV), Oct 24, 2010
Bloter (Korean Online News), Oct 10, 2010