Sang Nam is an artist, scholar, and inventor who lives in Greensboro, NC and teaches Interactive Media at the School of Communications in Elon University, Elon, NC. He holds a M.F.A. in Electronic Integrated Arts from Alfred University, New York and a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts and a B.S. in Molecular Biology from the University of California, San Diego. Before joining Elon, Nam taught Imaging Media (New Media Concentration) at the Department of Communication Technologies in the University of Wisconsin, Platteville.
Nam's work metaphorically explores how technologies are used in various art disciplines and how people perceive these art “products” in various dynamics. He studied Sonic Arts with Andrew Deutsch and Video with Peer Bode at Alfred University and Digital Media with Lev Manovich at UC San Diego. Jessie Shefrin, Dean of Graduate Study at Rhode Island School of Art & Design, had influenced a lot to his media research while he studied with her at Alfred.
As an artist, Nam has shown his sensibility toward sound and video throughout his working process, and his work has revealed new possibilities when art and technology merge. His work has been exhibited worldwide, including US, UK, and South Korea.
As a communicatoin theorist, Nam's research has focused on mass media and its reception. He shares his insight at various venues as a research presenter, visiting lecturer, and guest speaker.