After engaging in a myriad of interdisciplinary courses and creative design initiatives at the Rhode Island School of Design, Jaekyung Jung became interested in the ‘intentional and planned’ interference of human physical, sensational, and conscious behaviors as they increase the probability of new forms of creation. As witnessed in the effect that bipolar disorder and epilepsy had upon Van Gogh’s painting technique and the cataract that induced Monet’s unique color scheme and style in his later works, the interruption of human logic, motor skills, and senses can play a significant role in inventing new modes of creative expression.

In order to test this thesis, He developed devices that artificially induce physical, sensational, and intentional interferences for the subject. Then, He conducted experiments to test the effects of intentional interruptions upon artistic expression.

He presented the results of this six-month ‘intentional interruption’ experiment involving interrupted pen, vision, and memory during an exhibit featured at the 23rd International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno 2008 in Brno, Czech Republic. The project ‘Interrupted’ was selected as the Space Time Student Awards in Physical Installation category for 2008 Space Time Interactive competition and will be exhibited at SIGGRAPH 2008 this coming August.