Jin Wan Park


Affiliation(s):


Chung-Ang University

Location:


Seoul, KR

Bio:

Jin Wan Park is a professor at the School of Integrative Engineering at Chung-Ang University, South Korea. Further, he worked as an art director (CWI, NJ, 1998–2003). He received his MFA in Computer Animation and Interactive Media from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in 1998. The same year, his animation BUG was selected for the Electronic Theater Program of the animation festival at SIGGRAPH (1998). He received his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Chung-Ang University in 1995. As an artist and scientist, he has focused his research on new forms of artistic expression that are only possible through scientific research. His latest work is ‘Visual History with Chosun Dynasty Annals (Art Paper, SIGGRAPH 2016)’ with Leonardo’s cover.


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Writings and Presentations:


Title: Visual History with Choson Dynasty Annals
Writing Type: Paper
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Exhibition: SIGGRAPH 2016: Data Materialities
Abstract/Summary/Introduction:

For this paper, the authors selected three historical events taken from the Annals of the Choson Dynasty that represent dramatic and tragic stories about parents and their sons for data visualization. By connecting names with entities indicating conductions from history books, they found interesting patterns that tell stories with embedded relations. The visualized images in this paper were mainly code-generated, based on the data of the Annals, with some graphic embellishment added.

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Title: Topics on Bible Visualization: Content, Structure, Citation
Writing Type: Paper
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Exhibition: SIGGRAPH Asia 2013: Art Gallery
Abstract/Summary/Introduction:

Text visualization begins with understanding text itself which is material of visual expression. To visualize any text first and the expressive approaches theoretical foundation about the about the approaches for text visualization by diverse examples of test visualization which are derived through the various characteristics of the text. To do this, we chose the “Bible” test which is well known globally and digital data of it can be accessed easily and thus diverse test visualizations examples exist and analyzed the example of the bible text visualization. We derived the unique characteristics of the text-content, structure, and quotation as criteria for analyzing and supported validity of analysis by adopting at least 2-3 examples for each criterion. In the result, we can comprehend that the goals and expressive approaches are decided depending on the unique characteristics of the Bible text. We expect to build theoretical method for choosing the materials and approaches by analyzing more diverse examples with various point of views on the basis of this research.

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Title: Topics on Aesthetic Data Visualization: Viewpoints, Interpretation, and Alternative Senses
Writing Type: Paper
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Exhibition: SIGGRAPH Asia 2013: Art Gallery
Abstract/Summary/Introduction:

Aesthetic data visualization, which looks at complex data sets from an ingenious perspective, is difficult to empirically organize due to its insufficient records. Fortunately, insightful artists and curators have recently provided some notable interdisciplinary exhibitions and publications. This author was a recent participant at such an event; however, it is not easy to summarize the various projects into a single vision because each artist’s value, method, philosophy, and aesthetic preference are unique. This paper categorizes data visualization based on various topics. Aesthetic data visualization is similar to conventional data visualization in that it organizes ambiguous data into a database. Artists then tend to integrate the information into their art. In this regard, it might be possible to identify tendencies and examine data as contemporary iconology, as well as discover hidden possibilities of recent aesthetic data visualizations.

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