You-Jin Kim is a creative researcher and game stage explorer whose work examines immersive diversion platforms, artificial environments, perception distortion, and human interaction which transform our behaviors and perceptions of ourselves, functioning through geometry and spatial relations in an augmented environment.

You-Jin designs and develops computational environments that can be examined and experienced synchronously, expanding new human-computer communication methodologies accentuated by commercial adaptations. His efforts expand reality by finding natural ways of communicating in a simulated reality. His research explores the abilities to navigate interactive game spaces void of physical limitations.

You-Jin is currently a Ph.D. student in the Media Arts and Technology program at UC Santa Barbara and his research includes immersive mixed reality experiences, narrative storytelling, natural interaction, and game stage design. You-Jin enjoys researching in his desk in Four Eyes Lab, overlooking beautiful Santa Barbara coastline.


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School of the Art Institute of Chicago (BFA) Transcript

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2016 MFA Thesis “Computational Sensation Emulator”

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