Jon He (Ph.D) is an experimental sound and integrated media artist, and researcher. He works within a hybridized culture of art and technology, exploring the frontiers of expressivity through cutting-edge technologies. Currently, Jon is the coordinator for Master of Creative Enterprise and lecturer for Music Technology at the School of Music and Creative Media Production, College of Creative Arts, Massey University. Prior to joining CoCA@Massey, Jon was the postdoctoral teaching fellow in New Media (Sonic Arts) at Yale-NUS College.
Jon completed his Bachelor of Arts in Music Technology at LASALLE College of the Arts (Singapore) in 2010. In 2011, he was invited to Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music (STEIM) for a workshop residency on instrument design for electronic music performance. With the support of CalArts Music Technology Scholarship, Jon completed his MFA with concentrations in Music Technology: Interaction, Intelligence and Design, and Integrated Media at California Institute of the Arts (California, USA) in 2013. During his postgraduate study at CalArts, he was a researcher in a programme supported by National Science Foundation to teach computer science principles to digital media artists. He was also a researcher in a Google Research Award project to develop custom-built remote sensing devices for real-time audio data extraction and visualization.
Jon completed his Ph.D in 2017 under the supervision of Dr. Ajay Kapur and Prof. Dale A. Carnegie with the School of Engineering and Computer Science, as well as New Zealand School of Music at Victoria University of Wellington. His research presents new tools and methodologies that enable new approaches to guqin music analysis, its documentation, and interaction with new media. His research was awarded the Postgraduate Research Excellence Award, and Laywood and Joyce Chan Award 2015 for History/Culture, both of which recognize and reward excellent research that displays outstanding novel research method, and a high level of creativity.