Keynote Speakers

Nina Eidsheim

University of California, Los Angeles

Juyong Park

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology


Nina Eidsheim is the author of Sensing Sound: Singing and Listening as Vibrational Practice and The Race of Sound: Listening, Timbre, and Vocality in African American Music; co-editing Oxford Handbook of Voice Studies; Co-editor of the Refiguring American Music book series for Duke University Pressrecipient of the Mellon Foundation Fellowship, Cornell University Society of the Humanities Fellowship, the UC President’s Faculty Research Fellowship and the ACLS Charles A. Ryskamp Fellowship. She received her bachelor of music from the voice program at the Agder Conservatory (Norway); MFA in vocal performance from the California Institute of the Arts; and Ph.D. in Musicology from the University of California, San Diego. Eidsheim is Professor of Musicology, UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music and founder and director of the UCLA Practice-based Experimental Epistemology (PEER) Lab, an experimental research Lab dedicated to decolonializing data, methodology, and analysis, in and through multisensory creative practices. Back to top


Juyong Park earned his Ph.D. in physics and complex systems from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. He worked on the US college football ranking systems, statistical mechanics of networks, mobile communication patterns, bioinformatics, and musical collaboration patterns before joining the Graduate School of Culture Technology at KAIST. He now focuses on where human creativity originates and how it manifests in the creative enterprises of art and science based on the methodology of statistical physics and complex systems science. His recent work on the computation of novelty and influence of classical compositions garnered attention from multiple international media including the BBC. He has conducted the architecture project PangdoranĂ©e, and co-curated the Ways of Seeing exhibition with Daejeon Museum of Art. He also serves as an editorial board member on Nature Humanities and Social Sciences Communications. Back to top