Chuan Khoo is an inter-disciplinary digital media artist, interaction designer and educator.
Chuan works across digital media and physical computing in his creative practice. Blurring the lines between art and design, he explores and questions the consequences of computing and the ethereal nature of emerging ties that may not bind.
Electronic contraptions and machine intelligence are manipulated by Chuan to investigate new relationships, flawed logic and everyday assumptions. Using a combination of traditional/digital media, microcontrollers, and hacked objects, his art elicits glitchy robotic dispositions, while intentionally inhabiting human traits of individualism, emotion and social interaction.
Through his design practice, Chuan also delivers digital media design/development services and consultation across interactive media and experiential installation.
Chuan teaches Interaction, Experience Design and physical computing, and believes 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.