Sang Nam
Since 2004
Works in Madison, Wisconsin United States of America

BIO
Sang Um Nam

Sang Um Nam is an artist, scholar, and inventor who lives in Madison, WI and teaches Imaging Media (New Media Concentration) in the Department of Communication Technologies at University of Wisconsin, Platteville. He received his B.S. in Molecular Biology and B.A. in Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts from University of California, San Diego in 2001 and his M.F.A. in Electronic Integrated Arts from Alfred University in 2004.

Nam has a background in both art and science and possesses a unique ability to synthesize original projects and theoretical constructs that are both challenging and engaging. Examples of this kind of approach can be seen in Silent Scream (2004, single channel video) where he utilizes complex mathematical formulas in the generation of “processing scores” and his unique approach to sound composition where geometric patterns are mapped across performance interfaces.

Nam has been able to synthesize the knowledge of digital technology and incorporate it into his work in ways that have been able to extend his ideas. His sensibility to sound/image and his deep understanding of digital technology have allowed him to take advantage of working both traditionally and not traditionally. In Fluxion (2004, video installation), he achieved to make a digital representation of natural event in mathematically calculated space with his unique ability of computer programming and he clearly showed what could happen when technology and art merges.

Nam is a serious inventor and artist who is making formidable work and an exciting artist with fantasy and vision in searching unconventional integration of art and science. He invented many audio mixers and channel controllers, including Quadraphonic and Octaphonic Sound Perspective Generator, which users can move sound stream with a joystick or a control board he made in 3-dimensional space. In 2003, he invented Sensor Board: Sensor Board is a modified keyboard that allows users to interface with computer with sensors instead of pushing buttons, and it opens many possibilities for artists, who want to explore more in interactive aspects.

Also, Nam pursues his career as an international educator. Especially, he tries to be connected with other cultures and help bring more diversity into the community he belongs to. His research and practicum on international education have been acknowledged to many conferences including Global Education 2007: Best Practices in International Education, which will be held at Green Lake, WI from October, 2007. He proposed a new model for international student services on campus, and many campuses are interested in adapting his model. Recently, he lectured on “Cultural Influences on Communication in Business” as a guest lecturer at University of Wisconsin, Platteville on September 2007. As part of his research, he traveled to many Southeast Asian countries such as South Korea, Thailand, Nepal, and Myanmar, and shared his teaching philosophy. In 2006, he traveled to South Korea and had two Artist Talk presentations and two Image-Manipulation workshops.

As a researcher, Nam is interested in Semiotics and Communication Theory applications in mass media and various art disciplines, and he often travels around the nation to present his research. Recently, he appeared for the presentation at the College Music Society’s 2007 Regional Conference (Pacific Central Chapter) - he shared his insights about how beginner piano student develops one’s decoding system of music notation at San Francisco State University on March 2007. Also, he shared his insights about “Mass Media and Mass Production” at Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY on March 2007.

Updated September 2007
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JOB

Assistant Professor of Imaging Media


Deadline:
Wed Dec 12, 2007 14:36

Communication Technologies.
Assistant professor starting August 20, 2008. Salary commensurate with professional experience and qualifications. Terminal degree (Ph.D., M.F.A., or Ed.D.) required in related field. We seek a forward-thinking individual who has the ability to teach in both our major core and Imaging Media Emphasis (see www.uwplatt.edu/commtech).

The successful candidate will have the vision and initiative to help shape curriculum for the future in this rapidly evolving field and will embrace change. Expertise required in image-creation and -manipulation software (Macintosh), with preference given to candidates also possessing Web design skills. Demonstrable skills in oral and written communication required.

Observable dedication to undergraduate education, enthusiasm for professional engagement with students in and out of classroom and laboratory, and ability to work in teams in a collegial environment are a must. Ability to perform routine lab maintenance required.

Application materials must include letter of application, curriculum vita, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, electronic portfolio (Web, CD, or DVD), and four or five references. Portfolio must include a minimum of 20 pieces; additional works by your students a plus. Teaching philosophy should include an explanation of commitment to, or experience with, diverse populations.

Send application materials to:
Dr. Arthur L. Ranney, Search & Screen Chair
Department of Communication Technologies
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
1 University Plaza
Platteville, WI, 53818-3099.

FAX: 608.342.1517.
E-mail: ranneya@uwplatt.edu.

Review of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action employer, seeks to build a diverse faculty and staff, and encourages applications from women and persons of color. The names of nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing that their identities be kept confidential, and of all finalists, will be released upon request.


JOB

Assistant Professor in Imaging Media


Deadline:
Sat Nov 17, 2007 10:07

Location:
United States of America

Position:
Assistant Professor of communication technologies (9 month, full-time, tenure track).

Date:
Review of completed applications will begin December 1, 2007, and continue until the position is filled. Position is available August 20, 2008.

Responsibilities:
Teach courses in both our major core and Imaging Media Emphasis (see www.uwplatt.edu/commtech) depending upon department needs and the candidate's expertise and interests. Candidate may be required to teach by alternative delivery methods. Other responsibilities include: advising students, professional and scholarly activity, applicable university and community service, plus other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
Terminal degree (Ph.D., M.F.A., or Ed.D.) required in communication or related field. The successful candidate will have the vision and initiative to help shape curriculum for the future. Expertise required in image-creation and -manipulation software (Macintosh), with preference given to candidates also possessing Web design skills. Demonstrable skills in oral and written communication required. Observable dedication to undergraduate education, enthusiasm for professional engagement with students in and out of classroom and laboratory are a must. Ability to perform routine lab maintenance required. Demonstrated commitment to or experience with racially diverse populations required.

Salary:
Commensurate with professional experience and qualifications. Outstanding fringe benefits included.

Contact:
Send letter of application, curriculum vita, three letters of reference, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable), statement of teaching philosophy (should include an explanation of commitment to, or experience with, racially diverse populations), electronic portfolio (Web, CD, or DVD; may include additional works by your students), and names and contact information for five references to:
Dr. Arthur L. Ranney
Department of Communication Technologies
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
1 University Plaza
Platteville WI 53818-3099
FAX: 608-342-1517
Email: ranneya@uwplatt.edu
Final candidates will provide a teaching demonstration.

Department:
The Department of Communication Technologies has seven faculty and teaching staff members with approximately 200 students. The department emphasizes hands-on learning for technologies used for mass media and communication, with small class sizes and individualized attention. Our well-equipped labs for broadcast and computer imaging complement our emphases in broadcast production, imaging media, journalism, and public relations. The department is responsible for supervision of the campus radio station, programming for an educational access channel, and the student newspaper. More information is available at http://www.uwplatt.edu/.

UW-Platteville:
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 7,000 students in more than 40 different undergraduate majors and a select few graduate programs. It has historic institutional strengths in agriculture, criminal justice, education, engineering, and technology management. More information is available at http://www.uwplatt.edu/.

Platteville:
Platteville is a friendly, progressive community of 10,000 in the beautiful rolling landscape of Southwest Wisconsin. It offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and a vibrant business/industrial base. More information is available at http://www.ci.platteville.wi.us/.


OPPORTUNITY

Assistant Professor in Imaging Media


Deadline:
Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:56

http://www.uwplatt.edu/pers/employ/emp_08COM4.htm

Position:
Assistant Professor of communication technologies (9 month, full-time, tenure track).

Date:
Review of completed applications will begin December 1, 2007, and continue until the position is filled. Position is available August 20, 2008.

Responsibilities:
Teach courses in both our major core and Imaging Media Emphasis (see www.uwplatt.edu/commtech) depending upon department needs and the candidate's expertise and interests. Candidate may be required to teach by alternative delivery methods. Other responsibilities include: advising students, professional and scholarly activity, applicable university and community service, plus other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
Terminal degree (Ph.D., M.F.A., or Ed.D.) required in communication or related field. The successful candidate will have the vision and initiative to help shape curriculum for the future. Expertise required in image-creation and -manipulation software (Macintosh), with preference given to candidates also possessing Web design skills. Demonstrable skills in oral and written communication required. Observable dedication to undergraduate education, enthusiasm for professional engagement with students in and out of classroom and laboratory are a must. Ability to perform routine lab maintenance required. Demonstrated commitment to or experience with racially diverse populations required.

Salary:
Commensurate with professional experience and qualifications. Outstanding fringe benefits included.

Contact:
Send letter of application, curriculum vita, three letters of reference, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable), statement of teaching philosophy (should include an explanation of commitment to, or experience with, racially diverse populations), electronic portfolio (Web, CD, or DVD; may include additional works by your students), and names and contact information for five references to:
Dr. Arthur L. Ranney
Department of Communication Technologies
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
1 University Plaza
Platteville WI 53818-3099
FAX: 608-342-1517
Email: ranneya@uwplatt.edu
Final candidates will provide a teaching demonstration.

Department:
The Department of Communication Technologies has seven faculty and teaching staff members with approximately 200 students. The department emphasizes hands-on learning for technologies used for mass media and communication, with small class sizes and individualized attention. Our well-equipped labs for broadcast and computer imaging complement our emphases in broadcast production, imaging media, journalism, and public relations. The department is responsible for supervision of the campus radio station, programming for an educational access channel, and the student newspaper. More information is available at http://www.uwplatt.edu/.

UW-Platteville:
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 7,000 students in more than 40 different undergraduate majors and a select few graduate programs. It has historic institutional strengths in agriculture, criminal justice, education, engineering, and technology management. More information is available at http://www.uwplatt.edu/.

Platteville:
Platteville is a friendly, progressive community of 10,000 in the beautiful rolling landscape of Southwest Wisconsin. It offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and a vibrant business/industrial base. More information is available at http://www.ci.platteville.wi.us/.

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, seeks to build a diverse faculty and staff and encourages applications from women and persons of color. The names of nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing that their identities be kept confidential, and of all finalists, will be released upon request.


DISCUSSION

Assistant Professor in Imaging Media


http://www.uwplatt.edu/pers/employ/emp_08COM4.htm

Position:
Assistant Professor of communication technologies (9 month, full-time, tenure track).

Date:
Review of completed applications will begin December 1, 2007, and continue until the position is filled. Position is available August 20, 2008.

Responsibilities:
Teach courses in both our major core and Imaging Media Emphasis (see www.uwplatt.edu/commtech) depending upon department needs and the candidate's expertise and interests. Candidate may be required to teach by alternative delivery methods. Other responsibilities include: advising students, professional and scholarly activity, applicable university and community service, plus other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
Terminal degree (Ph.D., M.F.A., or Ed.D.) required in communication or related field. The successful candidate will have the vision and initiative to help shape curriculum for the future. Expertise required in image-creation and -manipulation software (Macintosh), with preference given to candidates also possessing Web design skills. Demonstrable skills in oral and written communication required. Observable dedication to undergraduate education, enthusiasm for professional engagement with students in and out of classroom and laboratory are a must. Ability to perform routine lab maintenance required. Demonstrated commitment to or experience with racially diverse populations required.

Salary:
Commensurate with professional experience and qualifications. Outstanding fringe benefits included.

Contact:
Send letter of application, curriculum vita, three letters of reference, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable), statement of teaching philosophy (should include an explanation of commitment to, or experience with, racially diverse populations), electronic portfolio (Web, CD, or DVD; may include additional works by your students), and names and contact information for five references to:
Dr. Arthur L. Ranney
Department of Communication Technologies
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
1 University Plaza
Platteville WI 53818-3099
FAX: 608-342-1517
Email: ranneya@uwplatt.edu
Final candidates will provide a teaching demonstration.

Department:
The Department of Communication Technologies has seven faculty and teaching staff members with approximately 200 students. The department emphasizes hands-on learning for technologies used for mass media and communication, with small class sizes and individualized attention. Our well-equipped labs for broadcast and computer imaging complement our emphases in broadcast production, imaging media, journalism, and public relations. The department is responsible for supervision of the campus radio station, programming for an educational access channel, and the student newspaper. More information is available at http://www.uwplatt.edu/.

UW-Platteville:
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 7,000 students in more than 40 different undergraduate majors and a select few graduate programs. It has historic institutional strengths in agriculture, criminal justice, education, engineering, and technology management. More information is available at http://www.uwplatt.edu/.

Platteville:
Platteville is a friendly, progressive community of 10,000 in the beautiful rolling landscape of Southwest Wisconsin. It offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and a vibrant business/industrial base. More information is available at http://www.ci.platteville.wi.us/.

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, seeks to build a diverse faculty and staff and encourages applications from women and persons of color. The names of nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing that their identities be kept confidential, and of all finalists, will be released upon request.