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.
TED Talk at TED@Cannes, Cannes Lions: 59th International Festival of Creativity – Summary Video of TED@Cannes
TED Fellows Talk at TED2012:Full Spectrum, Long Beach, CA – A full recap of TED Fellows Talks
2/28, 2012, Photo by Damian Palin
Minified version of the Yale MFA Thesis Show, Lux et Veritas, went to Seoul, Korea – Space Hamilton
Minified version of the Yale MFA Thesis Show, Lux et Veritas, also went to Berlin, Germany – Chert Gallery
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