About the Exhibit
The exhibit “Technologies of Memory and Loss—An Armful of Azaleas” reproduces versions of
the canonical Korean poem using data object of three dimensions to investigate the institutional
systems of cultural memory we call literature. It consists of three models that project classic
Korean poems onto three dimensional models Unicode values that were extracted from the poem were
used to form models that get their identity by by re-articulating the computer code used to
display in three dimensions on a computer screens. The models were usually printed using 3D
printers and placed on display, for this version of the project, Augmented Reality technologies
are used to display the models virtually.
List Selected Works by Wayne de Fremery (USA/KOR)
“Hwang Jini’s “Green Hills and Blue Stream”
“Kim Sowol’s “Azaleas”
"Yi Sang’s “Poem No. 4"
Wayne de Fremery is an associate professor at Sogang University in Seoul, in the School of Media, Arts, and Science.
His research concerns bibliography and the socialisation of 20th-century Korean literary texts. Wayne holds a bachelor’s
degree in Economics from Whitman College, a master’s degree in Korean Studies from Seoul National University, and a doctorate
in East Asian Languages and Civilisations from Harvard University. Books and journals designed by Wayne have appeared with
the Harvard Korea Institute, the University of Washington Press, and his own award-winning press Tamal Vista Publications.
He holds three patents for inventions that creatively document and preserve culture and, in 2017, became a member of the
Korean Agency for Technical Standards – the first non-Korean citizen to represent South Korea on an ISO committee.
This project is a brought to you by:
SI Digital Heritage Group,
Virtuale Switzerland, and