Math Practice is a design and research studio of E Roon Kang.

Its work is a unique blend of commercial, cultural, and research projects, with focus in strategic use of technologies for creative applications.

32 Union Square E, Suite 1007
New York, NY 10003
United States

+1 347 687 2516

E Roon Kang lives and works in New York, where he operates an interdisciplinary design and research studio, Math Practice. He works in print, web, and environmental installations, with interest in studying, evaluating, and criticizing complex systems and its consequential pointlessness of a pursuit of efficiency.

E Roon's work has won NSF Science and Visualization Challenge, and shown in places including the MoMA, Platform 2009 of Seoul, Seattle Public Library, and the Architectural League of New York.

He gave talks and lectures at MIT, NYU, TED Conferences and Cannes Int'l Festival of Creativity, among others, and taught courses at Bauhaus-University Weimar and SUNY Purchase, and Rutgers University, and is currently an adjunct professor at New York University, ITP.

E Roon is a TED Fellow and was a research fellow at SENSEable City Laboratory of MIT. He is a recipient of the Young Guns award from Art Director's Club, and holds an MFA from Yale University.

Selected Press

Talks / Lectures / Events

  • January 23 – 24, 2013

    Vier Kurse: A+–×=B

    My Students' exhibition of the outcome of A+–×=B workshop, Ernst-Thälmann-Str. 19, Weimar, Germany.
  • January 8, 2013

    Bauhaus Masters: E Roon Kang

    Artist talk at R116, VdV, Bauhaus-University Weimar, Germany.
  • January 8 – 25, 2013


    Full-semester workshop on design and automation, at Bauhaus-University Weimar, Germany.
  • December 22, 2012

    Pixel Pusher Workshop

    Workshop on electronics and motor controls, by Taeyoon Choi, hosted at Math Practice.
  • November 17, 2012

    Design Sharing 2012

    Artist talk at TCDC, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • November 7, 2012

    TED Talk: Challenging Efficiency

    TED Salon 2012: Exporing Possibilites, London, UK.
  • October 25, 2012

    Printing Code

    Guest lecture in Printing Code at New York University, Interactive Telecommunications Program.
  • July 30, 2012

    Lunch Talk @ Hyperakt

    Talk and presentation at Hyperakt, New York.
  • June 19, 2012


    TED Talk at TED@Cannes session. Cannes Lions: 59th International Festival of Creativity, Cannes, France.
  • March 20, 2012

    Mason Gross Presents

    Artist Talk at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.
  • February 28, 2012

    TED 2012, Fellows Talk

    TED Fellows talk at TED2012: Full Spectrum, Long Beach, CA.
  • July 24 – Novermber7, 2011

    MoMA: Talk to Me

    BackTalk, featured in Talk to Me exhihibition at Museum of Modern Arts, curated by Paola Antonelli.
  • June 1, 2011

    Kookmin Universty

    Guest lecture at Kookmin University, Visual Communication Design, Seoul, Korea
  • October 30 – November 4, 2010


    Group show, Between, featuring twelve designers and design studios. Between-Between London, #2 Calvin Street, London E1 6NW, UK.
  • August 28, 2010

    The Book Society

    Artist talk at The Book Society, Seoul, Korea.
  • February 28 – March 27, 2010


    Group show Mannam at Project No.8 and 8b, New York, NY. With Christian Marc Schmidt, Jae Jeon, Abi Huynh, Yoonjai Choi, Ken Meier, Chris Ro, Huy Vu, Min Lew, Koen Malfait
  • September 19 – October 11, 2009

    Trash Track:
    SENSEable City Lab

    Trash Track, project with the SENSEable City Lab is shown at the Seattle Public Library, Seattle, WA.
  • September 17 – October 11, 2009

    Toward the Sentient City

    Trash Track, project with the SENSEable City Lab participated Toward the Sentient City exhibition at the Architecture League of New York, Seattle, WA. Curated by Mark Shepard.