Individuals involved with @lab

Hye Yeon Nam

Hye Yeon Nam is a digital media artist working on interactive installations, performance video, speculative design, and experimental games. She is a PhD candidate in digital media with a minor in computer science at Georgia Institute of Technology and holds an MFA in digital media from the Rhode Island School of Design. As assistant professor at New York Institute of Technology, Nam taught undergraduate and graduate courses in multi-media tools, interactive design, and visual imaging, and as a graduate instructor at Rhode Island School of Design, she lectured on introductory computer animation and 3D animation using Maya. Nam’s art has been displayed domestically and internationally at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC; Times Square (as a runner-up for the Metropolitan Art Prize); FILE Festival in Brazil; Future Places Festival in Portugal; and Juan Media Festival in Korea. Her work was broadcast on the Discovery Channel in Canada and broadcast live on Good Day Sacramento; published in Leonardo Journal; and featured in Wired, We Make Money Not Art, Makezine, Business Insider, Slashdot, and Engadget, among other publications.

(225) 578-5411 | 321A Art Bldg |

Derick Ostrenko

Frederick “Derick” Ostrenko received his MFA in digital media from the Rhode Island School of Design. He holds joint appointments at LSU: he is the program coordinator and assistant professor of digital art at the School of Art and a member of the cultural computing research group at the Center for Computation & Technology (CCT). He teaches classes in creative coding, 3D graphics, interactive installation, and video production.

Ostrenko is a media artist and creates physical and virtual systems that examine the intersections of media, culture, and technology. He employs custom hardware and software that use various interfaces such as mobile applications, brain waves, generative visualizations, video processing, animation, and games. His research focuses on pushing art and technology to reveal hidden networks between people by creating structures for innovative forms of expression and discovery.

225-578-5411 | 321B Art Building |