khooartist, designer, educator
Chuan Khoo is an inter-disciplinary digital media artist, interaction designer and educator.
Chuan works to influence and heighten the best that digital media has to offer to create a meaningful experience for people. He also explores and questions the darker side of the speed of change and the ethereal nature of these new ties that may not bind.
A maker at heart, Chuan manipulates electronic contraptions and machine intelligence to investigate flawed logic and everyday assumptions. Using a combination of traditional/digital media, microcontrollers, and hacked objects, his art often elicits a mechanical, robotic aesthetic, while intentionally inhabiting human traits of individualism, emotion and social interaction.
With over a decade of design and development experience in the creative media industry, Chuan also delivers digital media design/development services and consultation across interactive media and experiential installation.
As an educator, Chuan has extensive teaching experience in the areas of Interaction and Experience Design, espousing his core philosophy in developing balanced designers with sound critical thinking, good practical design and a technologically-curious mindset. He headed the Diploma in Interaction Design programme at the School of Interactive & Digital Media, Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore, and has given classes at the Rhode Island School of Design, the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
Chuan is based in Melbourne, Australia. He is currently a PhD candidate at RMIT's School of Architecture & Design.