Suk Kyoung Choi

Suk Kyoung Choi is a Korean artist and researcher. As a member of iViz lab, Suk Kyoung explores the phenomenology of creative process to extend knowledge of the human factors informing the development of collaborative artificially intelligent technologies supporting human expression. Artistic painting offers access to transitional states existing at the interstices of expression and reflection. It is the translation of this tacit knowledge embodied in artistic practice and expressed through creative inquiry that she identifies as essential to future advances in affective technologies modeling human creativity. Her guiding research questions are therefore motivated by such critical issues as computational access to the pre-conceptual ‘mental image’, what factors and schema give rise to expressive acts, and how these questions inform learning strategies in an increasingly digital culture.

Contact: choisukc@sfu.ca

Position: PhD Researcher

  https://skchoi.org/

Research

Deep Learning AI Creativity For Visuals / Words

Using Cognitive Science as a basis for our work, we attempt to model aspects of human creativity in AI. Specially we are using Neural Networks (and evolutionary systems) in the form of Deep Learning, CNNs, RNNs and other modern techniques to model aspects of human expression and creativity. We are known for modelling expression semantics and generation of visual art (stills, videos, VR) but have extended our work into expressive forms of linguistic (word based) narrative.

BioSensing 2D / 3D / VR Systems

Our lab has extensive experience in using different sensing technology including eye tracking and facial emotion recognition (DiPaola et al 2013), as well as gesture tracking and  heart rate and EDA bio sensing (Song & DiPaola, 2015) to affect generative computer graphics systems. These bio-feedback systems can be used to further understand the body’s reception to generated stimulus (photos, video, VR). They can also be used in conjuncture with other systems such as physical testing and psychological evaluation to help visualize the body’s systems and responses.

Publications

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Guess, check and fix: a phenomenology of improvisation in ‘neural’ painting
Journal Article: Digital Creativity, 2018
VOL. 29, NO. 1, 96–114

S. Choi

Routlege, Taylor & Francis Group

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Touch of the Eye: Does Observation Reflect Haptic Metaphors in Art Drawing?
Conference Proceedings: ACM Conf on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '15), 2015
pp. 579-588

S. Choi, S. DiPaola

Seoul, South Korea

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How a Painter Paints: An Interdisciplinary Understanding of Embodied Creativity
Conference Proceedings: Electronic Visualisation and the Arts, 2013
pp. 127-134

S. Choi, S. DiPaola

London, UK

British Computer Society

The Tacit and the Trace: Towards Syntax Of The Creative Act
Conference Proceedings: Conference on Conceptual Structure, Discourse and Language, 2012

S. Choi, S. DiPaola, T. Schiphorst