Jomkwan is an exceptional creative technologist. He studied architecture during undergrad, where he realized his true passion for technology. After graduating, he searched for ways technology could enhance our experience more deeply. The quest has led him to MFA Design and Technology program at Parsons where his never-ending ideas bloom like first dawn spring. His works reflect his fun-loving and delightful nature. Jomkwan is a one-man army. He possesses a wide range of skills such as design, 3D visualization, physical computing, wearable tech, programming, and most importantly, creativity. His quest for innovations will never cease, as progress can never be stopped.
Tacticon is an animatronic toy supporting a first person shooter game with simulated terrain. How is the real robotic game experience different from a role-playing game on a digital console? Can the tactile animatronic nature of the avatars and environment engage players more deeply? Will the mechanized GI-Joe like toys inspire further exploration on the part of the players through hacking and digital making? This prototype suggests a new problem space and further directions for investigation.