DaeYoung Kim


DaeYoung Kim

DaeYoung Kim, often referred to as “DY” Kim, was a pioneer in the development of the Korean and Asian Internet. His leadership in regional Internet organizations advanced the Asia-Pacific network infrastructure serving four billion people. DaeYoung had global impact through his work using the Internet to share live, multi-site events, creating many of the techniques required to handle compressed and uncompressed video. 

DaeYoung had significant influence over Internet services and networking in the Asia-Pacific region in his roles from 2002 to 2012 as chair for APAN-KR, the Korean membership group of the Asia-Pacific Advanced Network (APAN), and as chair of APAN from 2012 to 2015. APAN, formed in the late 1990s, is a non-profit association for Asia-Pacific national research and education networks (NRENs). DaeYoung was also one of the facilitators in the development of the Trans Eurasian Information Network (TEIN), which was launched in 2000 to better allow European and Asian academic researchers to network. 

DaeYoung pioneered the exploration of APAN’s advanced Internet as a new platform for professional performing arts. In 2003, he launched a serial cyber-performance project called DancingQ, globally relaying live dance performances on the Internet by uncompressed HD (2K) and later UHD (4K). The project involved partners from the U.S., South America, Europe, and Asia, each region staging global artists in real-time, interactive performances. The project grew to become part of APAN’s Culture Working Group, with biannual cyber performances of dancers and musicians. 

As a precursor to DancingQ, DaeYoung coordinated with the University of Washington Research Channel team to transmit an uncompressed HD stream of the implosion of Seattle’s KingDome from Seattle to Busan in August 2003, the first uncompressed HD transmission to cross the Pacific. 


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