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Eugenia S. Kim

Eugenia S. Kim is a transdisciplinary creator and researcher who uses movement and multimedia technology to create narratives. She holds a Ph.D. in creative media from the City University of Hong Kong, an M.Sc. in information science from University at Albany and a B.Sc. in electronic media, arts and communications from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Her doctoral research proposed the use of dance and somatic movement practices, motion capture and virtual reality (VR) for creating illness narratives about bipolar disorder. From 2001 to 2017, she created and performed dance works for the stage before switching her focus to motion capture, VR and the metaverse. She was also a digital archivist/humanist/librarian from 2011 to 2016 with a specialization in digital dance preservation. She is a co-founder of the metaverse design start-up Kaki, an editorial team member of JDSP, a member of the Somatic Practices and Chronic Pain Network (SPCPN) and an artist with the Augmented Materiality Lab.