Dr George Poonkhin Khut (pronounced Pün-kin, Küt) is an artist and interaction designer working across the domains of contemporary art, design and health research, with a special interest in user experience, participation, and tangible interactions. His doctoral research focused on the use of biofeedback interactions as catalysts for reflections and conversations around ideas and experiences of embodiment, health and selfhood. In 2012 he won the prestigious Queensland Art Gallery National New Media Art Award for his heart-rate controlled artwork “Distillery: Waveforming” – a project that emerged through his collaboration with Dr Angie Morrow at the Children's Hospital at Westmead, researching the use of mobile heart-rate controlled creative relaxation-training apps for children undergoing painful, anxiety-provoking procedures. Other recent projects include the 'The Heart Library Project' at St. Vincent's Public Hospital and the Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, and 'Thinking Through The Body', an interdisciplinary project that explored new approaches to body-focussed interactive art and design informed by the somatic bodywork methodology of Moshe Feldenkrais.
Artist and Interaction Designer
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Dr George Poonkhin Khut (pronounced Pün-kin, Küt) is an artist and interaction designer working across the domains of contemporary art, design and health research, with a special interest in...