E Roon Kang lives and works in New York, where he operates an interdisciplinary design studio, Math Practice. He works in print, web, environmental graphics, as well as interactive installations, with interest in studying, evaluating, and criticizing complex systems and its consequential pointlessness of a pursuit of efficiency.

He is also a co-organizer of a Brooklyn based curatorial group AGWF, which works to discuss topics both in and outside the field of art, in an effort to present a place for thought, action, and construction.

E Roon is a recently appointed TED Fellow (2012), and was previously a research fellow at SENSEable City Laboratory of MIT (2009–2010) – following paths of trashed objects, imagining new form of public three-dimensional display, or taking part in re-inventing electronic bicycles.

His work has been shown at many places in different contexts, including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Platform 2009 of Seoul, Seattle Public Library, and the Architectural League of New York. E Roon's work has won NSF Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge in 2010, and during the same year, he was a recipient of Young Guns award from The Art Directors Club.

He studied graphic design at School of Visual Arts (BFA) and Yale University (MFA), taught courses at SUNY Purchase, Rutgers University and Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, and is currently an adjunct professor at New York University, ITP.


  1. TED Fellows Talk at TED2012:Full Spectrum, Long Beach, CA – A full recap of TED Fellows Talks

    2/28, 2012, Photo by Damian Palin

  2. Became a TED Fellow, will be presenting at TED2012:Full Spectrum on February 2012, Long Beach, CA – Meet the TED2012 Fellows

    2/27–3/2, 2012

  3. Balktalk, project with the SENSEable City Lab, is featured in Talk to Me at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY – MoMA: Talk to Me

    7/24–11/7, 2011

  4. Participating in a group show, Between, featuring twelve designers and design studios. Between-Between London, #2 Calvin Street, London E1 6NW, UK.Between-Between

    10/30–11/4, 2010

  5. Received ADC Young Guns 8 award from The Art Directors Club of New York, recognizing fifty creatives under 30. The Young Guns 8 exhibition will be open through October 22, 2010 at ADC Gallery, 106 West 29th Street, NYC – ADC Young Guns 8

    10/7–10/22, 2010

  6. Gave a talk at The Book Society, Seoul, Korea. Organized by an independent publisher, mediabus. – The Book Society

    8/28, 2010

  7. Minified version of the Yale MFA Thesis Show, Lux et Veritas, went to Seoul, Korea – Space Hamilton

    5/16–5/28, 2010

  8. Subcurrents participated in an exhibition series, Mannam, in New York – Project No.8 and 8b

    2/28–3/27, 2010

  9. Minified version of the Yale MFA Thesis Show, Lux et Veritas, also went to Berlin, Germany – Chert Gallery

    2/13–2/20, 2010

  10. Study: Additive Circle participated in the group exhibition, Bibimbop: Unexpected Transformations in New York – Allegra Laviola Gallery

    2/1–2/6, 2010

  11. Minified version of the Yale MFA Thesis Show, Lux et Veritas, went to Basel, Switzerland – New Jerseyy

    11/27–12/19, 2009, Photo from New Jerseyy

  12. Trash Track, the project with the SENSEable City Lab is open to public at two locations:

    Seattle Public Library

    Architectural League, New York
    9/17–11/7, Toward the Sentient City

  13. Study: Additive White participated in the Platform 2009 in Seoul – Platform in KIMUSA

    9/3–9/25, 2009, Photo from Samuso