I was born amidst the Urban atmosphere of the Capital City of Malaysia -Kuala Lumpur. Together with 2 other siblings,we were raised among the urban poor community of the developing nation. I saw my parents strive to raise the value and lifestyle of their growing sons and that gave me the spirit and inspiration to strive for excellence. As I grew, realized the changes that is taking shape among the society and the country as whole.
Technology is the buzz word for a developing country such as Malaysia leaving its influence and consequences to its residence and the society. It has been a very rapid growth and I am a person caught in between all the hyped growth. My interest with the technology started when I enrolled to Multimedia University for the Digital Media Arts Undergraduate Programme in May, 1997.
I was involved in several exhibition and shows during my school days and there was a constant issue concerning the practice of arts in the newly discovered field of technology among Malaysians. This problem appeared much clearer when I joined Faculty of Creative Multimedia,as a tutor in June 2001.Can this newly found media transform the way we research, analyze, teach, and present our work?
Knowing all too well that new technologies often bring us into an unrealized vision of the future I started my journey traveling along the practice of New Media Arts in Malaysia. I was involved in some National as well as International Projects and Showcases of Digital Arts such as the International Juried Immedia Digital Arts Showcase, goto ("Net.Art") from Asia, Third Place Gallery by Sony, Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA) 2002 Showcase. I was even featured as the Artist of the day at Museum of Computer Arts (MOCA). I also published works and paper on the thoughts and understanding I discovered concerning the practice of New Media Arts in Malaysia and currently contributing as an online publisher for Rhizome.org.
Despite all the intriguing prospects and experience of technological enthusiast, I realized exposure is the key in discovering and broadening my knowledge in New Media. Currently seeking an opportunity to pursue my academic achievement.Hopefully it will serve as career advancement and as an upgrade to be a better person contributing to the development of the society.Thats the least I would be able to do in improving the values which my parents have strived to raise.
FCM, Multimedia University
63100 Talan Multimedia