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Nick Hwang
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Nick Hwang is a composer, sonic artist, and game designer whose work explores connections in art, technology, and interaction. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater in the Media Arts and Game Development program.

His research interests include live electronic/acoustic instrument performances, laptop ensembles, physical/gestural musical controls, interactive musical systems, and game design in musical settings. His on-going research projects include musical controllers, networked musical communication, laptop orchestra development, and distributed performance systems.

Nick's work, music, and installations have been performed and presented at ISEA, NIME, SEAMUS, NYCEMF, NowNet Arts, Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, Root Signals, MoxSonic, SIGGRAPH Spark, Web Audio Conference, GameSoundConference, International Society of Improvised Music, and International Tuba Euphonium Association.

Nick enjoys engaging in undergraduate research with students, where students in the past have created educational games, interactive art, and installations. Under Nick, students won the 2017 International EuroHaptics Student Competition for a hand therapy rhythm game. Nick typically takes on 2-3 independent studies a year with students who are interesting in personalizing their education with topics/practice beyond what is offered in courses.