with Jen Liu
Promontory Project: A Case Study on the Annihilation of Time and Space
Partial NEST grant awardee for project in collaboration with human-computer interaction researcher Jen Liu (2018)
Promontory Project: A Case Study on the Annihilation of Time and Space is a joint collaboration between multimedia artist Laura Hyunjhee Kim and human-computer interaction researcher Jen Liu that re-examines the visual, cultural, and social history of the technological wild west. Golden Spike National Historic Site, located in Promontory Summit, marks the point where the Transcontinental railroad was completed in 1869. Bridging the American East and West Coast across mountains, prairies, deserts and forest, this railroad marks an “annihilation of space and time,” a popular catchphrase from the 19th century used to describe how new communication and transportation technologies, such as the railway and telegraph, can rapidly influence a society.