Digital Matters – Closing the Gap between Digital & Physical World

The digital revolution is paving the way for artists’ approach in design and making artworks from a different perspective. In particular, the emergence of digital fabrication is replacing traditional production and artifacts — now created with machines controlled by computers, on a desktop and in a fabrication laboratory.

This workshop serves as introduction to identify where digital fabrication sits as a method of creating relative to more traditional processes. Lim Kok Yoong will be presenting the approach to digital fabrication and its relationship to form, materiality, production flow and aesthetics. It will conclude with an overview of general digital fabrication process including cost comparison, materials, decision-making and etc., and last but not least a quick demonstration of common forms of digital fabrication.

Outlines of the workshop:

  1. The emergence of digital fabrication
  2. Classification of fabrication techniques
  3. Art, code and aesthetic aspects of digital fabrication
“When You are not Your Body … Life, Death and In-Between” by Lim Kok Yoong at Valentine Willie Fine Art

About Lim Kok Yoong

Kok Yoong is a Malaysia born media artist who works with digital media and digital technology. He is also a senior lecturer in Media Arts Department of the Faculty of Creative Multimedia at Multimedia University, Malaysia. His works investigate mind, media environments and material processes through theoretical and practice-based work, drawing on his interest in existentialist perceptions of human conditions. His works often engage the concept of ‘presence’, a theme that informs much of the debate that revolves around the concept of embodiment and disembodiment in the age of cybernetics. 

In Kok Yoong’s works, he addresses his concerns about new space-time consciousness shaped by the technologies that are shaking our psychology of presence through manipulating the condition of perceptions. His other research interests include digital memory, digital archiving, digital mapping, media aesthetic, and media curation. His research and practice have led him to build a substantial body of work for publications and exhibitions.

He has exhibited nationally and internationally in Thailand, Philippine, Korea, Japan, and the UK with recent exhibition at Kuala Lumpur Biennale. More of his works can be seen at

Date: 12 October 2019 (Sat)
Time: 2pm – 3pm
Venue: FabU Cafe, Sunway

Fee: Free Admission

Language: English