| Leonardo/ISASTwith Arizona State University

Suk Kyoung Choi

Postdoctoral researcher and teacherat Simon Fraser University
Focus area: AI (Machine Learning, Neural Networks, Deep Fakes)

Suk Kyoung Choi is a Korean artist and researcher working in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. She is currently a postdoctoral collaborator with PI Dr. Steve DiPaola's iViz lab (ivizlab.sfu.ca(link is external)) in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University. Choi’s research examines conceptual metaphor in AI augmented pragmatic praxis to study the nature of embodied transformations between experience and knowledge. Suk Kyoung explores the phenomenology of creative process to extend knowledge of human factors informing the development of collaborative artificially intelligent technologies supporting human expression. Artistic painting offers access to transitional states existing at the interstices of expression and reflection. It is the translation of this tacit knowledge embodied in artistic practice and expressed through creative inquiry that she identifies as essential to future advances in affective technologies modeling human creativity. Her guiding research questions are therefore motivated by such critical issues as computational access to the pre-conceptual 'mental image', what factors and schema give rise to expressive acts, and how these questions inform learning strategies in an increasingly digital culture.
Her artwork has been shown in Seoul, London, Calgary, Chicago, Vancouver, and Munich.