We`re the Soft Interaction Lab.





Soft Interaction Lab, led by professor J. Hwaryoung Seo, is an interactive art/design research group. We integrate physical and digital experiences experimenting soft/organic materials and tangible interaction techniques. Our primary aim is to engage diverse audiences who could get benefits from soft interaction through research and creative activities. 

If you would like to join SIL as a graduate student or a undergraduate student, please contact Dr. Seo at hwaryoung@tamu.edu.

Interactive Arts
Tangible STEAM Education
Creative Health & Wellbeing

Our Projects

Our Team

Jinsil Hwaryoung Seo, PhD

Jinsil Hwaryoung Seo, PhD


Associate Professor VIZ

Brian Smith

Brian Smith

3D Artist

MFA in VIZ student

Stephen Aldriedge

Stephen Aldriedge


MS student in VIZ

Janelle Arita

Janelle Arita

UX Designer

MS student, VIZ


VR performance at TEI 2019 in Tempe, Arizona

We performed our VR performance project, Upwell at the Tempe Art Center in Arizona this week, as part of the arts track program at TEI2019 (ACM International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction).
We appreciate all the positive feedback!
We feel extremely supported by the TEI community.

Congratulations to the team and contributors!
Austin Payne, Michael Bruner, Nathan Ayres from the VIZ department and Ashlyn Thompson, Kelsey Clark, Kali Taft, Hannah Juenke, Sarah Behseresht, Christine Simone Bergeron, and Alexandra PooWiler.
Ashlyn and Kelsey’s performance was exceptional at TEI.

I would like to thank the arts track and the local committees.
Without their endless care and support, this project wouldn’t be performed successfully.

Another note, this TEI was very special to me because we have a great SFU reunion with Huaxin, Josh and Karen.

It would have been perfect if I didn’t miss the connecting flight in Dallas. I am stuck in a hotel room tonight without my suitcase.

Great Success at ISEA 2019 in Gwangju, Korea

We had three papers presented and one artwork was exhibited.
Congratulations the team!
Upwell: Performative Immersion by Jinsil Hwaryoung Seo, Michael Bruner, Austin Payne and Nathan Ayres

The Transmediated Self: A visual metaphor to human cognition by Anatol Bologan (Mad Arts), Jinsil Hwaryoung Seo, Joseph Orr and Vidya Sridhar

One Step: The Impact of Interactive Public Installations on Promoting Public Awareness of Poverty Issues by Eman Al-Zubeidi, Courtney Michalsky, Stephanie Sykora and Lauren Toler

Colors for All: Immersive Narrative 360 Video for Color Blind Awareness by Eunsun EunSun Chu, Jacqueline Gonzalez, Jinsil Hwaryoung Seo and Caleb Kicklighter

From VIZ, Professor Krista Steinke also premiered her video on the media wall at the ASIA Plaza.

Also I appreciate the great support from the VIZ department, college of Architecture, AVPA at Texas A&M.

Dr. Seo at SXSW



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