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JooYoun Paek is an artist and interaction designer born in Seoul and based in New York. She has created interactive objects and installations that reflect on human behavior, technology and social change. She earned a Master’s degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU and is currently an Artist in Residence at EYEBEAM Art & Technology Center.She uses her observation on human behavior - dressing and undressing, drinking and eating, calling and texting, and writing emails and snailmails - to design interactive objects for public spaces. Based on her research on people’s urban lifestyles she created Polite Umbrella (2005) and Pillowig (2004). Most recently, she mixed and matched technology and design theory to develop two tactile interface projects that enhance people's physical senses as well as their ability to create and share their stories with wider audiences: Zipper Orchestra (2006) and Fold Loud (2007).