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About John Kim

Professor Kim is a theorist and practitioner of new media, who has exhibited interactive installations at museums and galleries across the country. His teaching has focused on how new media impacts on the humanities and humanistic research. He is interested in how new media - from cell phones and Web 2.0 to video games and mobile computing are reshaping how we live, create and work.
Kim also was a Visiting Resident at Sarai, a premier institute for new media production and research based in New Delhi, India. He is pursuing collaborations with scholars and artists on a research project that he has been developing over the last several years exploring the aesthetic, cultural, and critical implications of new media technologies on site-specific installations.
Before returning to teaching, he also worked as a programmer and designer at a handful of internet startups.
EDUCATION: B.A., Williams College; M.A., PhD. Stanford University.
Kim has been teaching at Macalester College since 2009.


Present Associate Professor, Media and Cultural Studies, Macalester College

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  • Introduction to the New Media
  • Texts and Power
  • Senior Seminar on New Media

Contact Information

Macalester College
Neill Hall, 301c
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105


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