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Kristy H.A. Kang nominated to be newest Adobe Education Leader:

The Adobe Education Leader (AEL) program is made up of education professionals in schools and higher education institutions in countries around the world who want to engage closely with Adobe to help create and communicate a vision of technology-enhanced education environments.


July 8-10, 2013:  Presentation of a paper “Between Theory and Practice: Designing Narratives of Place in Immigrant Communities” at the International Visual Sociology Association 2013 Annual Conference: The Public Image, Goldsmiths, University of London.


June 26th, 2013: A presentation on “Animation and the Art of Interface Design” at the Redefining Animation 25th Annual Conference of the Society for Animation Studies.  The conference will be held in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts.


National Tour of The Dawn at My Back

The Dawn at My Back: Memoir of a Black Texas Upbringing continues its national tour as part of the UCLA Film and Television Archive film series L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema.

“This evocative DVD-ROM from the Labyrinth Project, based on a memoir by Carroll Parrot Blue, leads viewers on a rich visual and textual exploration of Blue’s family history, and of the history of Houston’s black community. Using her great-grandmother’s quilt as an interface, Blue and co-director Kristy H. A. Kang create plateaus of historical and narrative interest in a series of visual “panscapes,” constructed from original photographs, video and archival materials, and the spoken word. Winner of an Online Film Festival Jury Award at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival.”

Shannon Kelley, UCLA Film and Television Archives

Upcoming screenings:

·         Chicago, March 28 – June 7, 2013
·         Film Studies Center at the University of Chicago
·         Conversations at the Edge at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
·         Block Cinema at Northwestern University

·         Washington D.C., March 3- May 13, 2013
·         The National Gallery of Art
·         AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, MD

·         Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge, April 19-May 6, 2013

Past screenings:

·         Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, September – October 2012

·         International House, Philadelphia, January 2013

·         TIFF Cinematheque, Toronto,  January – February 2013

·         Museum of the Moving Image, New York, February 2013

·         Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, March 1-24, 2013


April 4, 2013:  A presentation of interdisciplinary work in the digital humanities that explores narratives of identity formation and cultural memory at UC Riverside as part of Critical Digital Humanities. The Critical Digital Humanities Collective is a group of graduate students and faculty members of the University of California, Riverside who work on, and through, the complex materialities of digital networks.  (


February 5, 2013:  “Image and Illusion: The Art of Film”.  A lecture on early cinematic devices of illusion and spectacle for The Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Evenings for Educators Series.



Events 2011 – 2012

October 30, 2012: Screening of excerpts from The Dawn at My Back: Memoir of a Black Texas Upbringing at UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive as part of the touring exhibit of L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema

January 24, 2012: Participated in a panel entitled “L.A. Stories” at the USC Fellows Forum.

January 20-22, 2012: Presentation of a paper Spatial Narratives: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Designing Experiences of Space and Place at the 6th International Conference on Design Principles and Practices at UCLA.

September 14-21, 2011: I will be chairing a panel on Transmedia Narrative: Modes of Digital Scholarship and Design Across Public Spaces at the International Symposium of Electronic Arts (ISEA) in Istanbul, Turkey.

April 15, 2011: Participation in the Spatial Analysis in the Humanities Workshop on Geographic, Cyberspatial, Photographic, and Cinematic Spaces, Places, and Embodiments at USC presenting excerpts of my work The Seoul of Los Angeles: Korean Transnational Identity and Memory in Digital Space.


Events 2009 – 2010

June 17 – 21, 2010: Presentation of a paper entitled The Seoul of Los Angeles: Korean Diaspora and the Construction of Transnational Identity and Memory in Digital Space at the Crossroads Cultural Studies Conference in Hong Kong.  The paper will be part of the panel Asia Pacific Intersections: Digital Media, Transnational Space and Cultural Identities.

March 9, 2010: Presentation of a talk on Designing Narrative Spaces at Dartmouth College, Department of Film and Media Studies, New Hampshire.

February 24, 2010: Presentation of a talk entitled  Designing Narrative Spaces: Representing Place and Identity in Interactive Cultural Histories at Occidental College, Los Angeles.

August 13-17, 2009: An Exhibition of Labyrinth Projects at the Visible Evidence Conference, Los Angeles.

August 13-20, 2009: Exhibition of Labyrinth Projects at LACDA 2009 DigitalArt.LA International New Media Expo, Los Angeles.

July 17 – August 16, 2009: Interactive project The Dawn at My Back: Memoir of a Black Texas Upbringing by Carroll Parrott Blue, Kristy H.A. Kang & The Labyrinth Project exhibited in MoA Cine Forum 5: Faces of Love, Museum of Art, Seoul National University, Korea.

June 8, 2009: Invited lecture entitled Tracing Memory in Narrative Space: Database Documentaries by The Labyrinth Project at The Global School of Media, Soongsil University, Seoul, Korea

March 15-August 2, 2009: Exhibition of  interactive cinema installation The Danube Exodus: The Rippling Currents of the River, by Peter Forgács and The Labyrinth Project at The Jewish Museum, New York.