Nam June Paik
Born on 20 July 1932 in Seoul, South Korea, Nam June Paik was an American-Korean installation artist, video artist, and performance artist. He is regarded as one of the pioneers of video art and credited with the coinage of the term “electronic superhighway” in describing telecoms of the future.
Paik was a leading figure of the Fluxus, Modern art, and Neo-Dada art movements, and his most notable sculptural works feature television sets. His artistic practice, which often featured a combination of film, technology, performance, and music, has explored emerging tech and mass media.