Lim Kok Yoong

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School: School of Communication & Design
Department: Digital Media
Position: Associate Professor
Location: RMIT Saigon South
ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3022-2643

Dr. Lim Kok Yoong, RMIT Saigon's associate professor, previously served as a senior lecturer and dean at Multimedia University, Malaysia, with over 16 years of experience in creative multimedia as educator and researcher. His expertise spans media arts and design, media culture, media philosophy, curation, and digital fabrication.

He is a Kuala Lumpur-based media artist known for media art installations exhibited/showcased in museums, galleries, festivals, and networks in various countries, operating a fabrication lab in Malaysia and showcasing his work at

  • (Ph.D) Doctor of Philosophy (Media Engineering), Soongsil University, Korea
  • (MA) Master of Art in Fine Art, Norwich University of the Arts, UK
  • Bsc (Hons) Creative Multimedia (Digital Media), Multimedia University, Malaysia

  • New media production and practice
  • Interactive media arts
  • Media curation
  • Design thinking and ideation
  • Digital fabrication
  • Media culture and philosophy

  • Artistic Research
  • Media Arts
  • Locative Media
  • Digital-physical Phenomenon
  • Embodied and Disembodied Consciousness

Key Publications

1. Jamal, J. I., Yosuf, M. H., Lim, K. Y., & Jamal, J. A. (2023). Improving Visual Style Classification in Digital Games Using Intercoder Reliability Assessment. Journal of Information and Communication Technology, 22(2):283-308. DOI: 10.32890/jict2023.22.2.62. 

2. Wonowidjoyo, M., Lim, K. Y., & Sitharan, R. (2023). Krystof Kieślowski’s Inner World: Exploring Film Editing as Sites of Memory. Quarterly Review of Film and Video(QRFV), Taylor & Francis.

3. Jamal, J. I., Yosuf, M. H., Lim, K. Y., & Jamal, J. A. (2022). Digital Game Visual Style Classification: Influence of Information Quality Components on the User Satisfaction During Game Searching Activity in the Digital Game Library, International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies, 2022, Vol 16, Issue 24, p107. DOI: 10.3991/ijim.v16i24.32837.

4. Lim, K. Y., Woods, P. C., & Koo, A. C. (2022). Active Idealism of a Smart City: A Case of Putrajaya. Proceedings of the 2ndInternational Conference on Creative Multimedia 2022 (ICCM 2022), Atlantis Press. Doi: 10.2991/978-2-494069-57-2_34.

5. Ng, Y. K., & Lim, K. Y. (2022). Sonification of Weather Data as a Non-human-centric Artistic Approach. F1000 Research,

6. Lim, K. Y. (2020). I Move, Therefore I Am. International Journal of Creative Multimedia, 1-7,

7. Lim, K. Y., Mohd Yusof, M. H., Tan, K. C., Ibrahim, K. & Wee, J. F. (2019). Emotional Mapping of Cyberjaya. Proceedings of Research Innovation Commercialization & Entrepreneurship Showcase (RICES 2019), 6-7.

8. Lim, K. Y. (2018). No Man’s Land. In Sphaera: Imaginarius/ Sphaera. Essencia. Exhibition catalogue, published by Pusat Kebudayaan Universiti Malaya.

9. Lim, K. Y. (2017). The Implication of Locative Media in the Extended Practice of Drawing. Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Multimedia Information Technology and Applications,197-200.

10. Lim, K. Y. (2016).Such Beauty, And Yet, Deadly! In ‘Foreign Bodies: Human in A Posthuman World’ exhibition catalogue, published by the Department for Culture and Education of German Consulate General in Shanghai (AKuB).

11. Lim, K. Y., & Yoon, J. S. (2016). Post-virtual Geophilia. TECHART: Journal of Arts and Imaging Science, 3(3),1-5.

12. Lim, K. Y., (2016). Somplexity – An Experiment of Posthumanist Platonic Sex. Proceedings of the 22nd International Symposium on Electronic Art – ISEA, 305-308.

13. Lim, K. Y., Yap, S. B, & Yoon, J. S. (2015). Digging into the Cassava Tuber: Archiving Social Memory in Cyberspace as Social Digital Archeology. Proceedings ofthe20thInternational Symposium on Electronic Art–ISEA,145-147.

Creative Works

1. When You Are Not Your Body (2023), National Visual Art Gallery, Malaysia (Permanent Collection).

2. WYANYB 2.0 (2022), Mediating Asia, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art.

3. Primordial Memory (VR) (2022), Beyond Mirage, E-Gallery, Multimedia University

4. Unstable Portraiture (2022), ber {SEMANGAT}, Galleri Puteh, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

5. Primordial Memory (2021), Art In The City 3.0, Sensorium of Inversion/ Immersion (Sensorii). 

6. Licensed to Wait (2021), Stories Across Rising Land, Museum MACAN (Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara).

7. Operasi Cassava – Reconsidering Cassava’s Agency through Human-plant Interaction (2020), PHYTOPIA, Art Science Gallery Bengaluru, India.

8. Miscible Breach (2020), KOSMA Spring International Invitational Exhibition: Alone Together – Art from Home.

9. The Epistemology of Phoenix (2019), Chiphwapyeong exhibition, The Presidential Archive, South Korea.

10. Operasi Cassava 4.0: Memory Farming (2017), Kuala Lumpur Biennale, National Visual Art Gallery, K. Lumpur, Malaysia.

Principle Investigator

  • Krishen Jit ASTRO Fund (2009)–RM30,000
  • MMU Mini Research Grant (2012)–RM15,000
  • MMU Mini Research Grant (2018)–RM25,000
  • Magnum Opus Music Consultancy – RM13,000
  • Cultural Economy Development Agency (Cendana) Art in the City 3.0: Sensorium of Inversion/ Immersion (SENSORii) (2021)–RM25,000
  • Cultural Economy Development Agency (Cendana) Visual Arts Production Funding (2022)–RM8,000


  • Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (2023) – RM66,100

  • (MMU) RICES Bronze Award (2019) – Emotional Cartography of Cyberjaya
  • (MMU) Excellent Researcher Award (2019)
  • Digital Creative Content Creation (DC3) Award (2017) - 1st Place, New Media Category
  • (Soongsil University) Best Teacher Award (2015)
  • Target Follow Art Prize (2005) – Norwich Fringe Festival, UK

  • Founder & director (2019 – present), FABU Private Limited, Malaysia
  • Digital Media Technician (2006), Norwich University of the Arts, UK
  • New Media Designer (2003 – 2004), Motionworks Private Limited., Malaysia

  • Senior lecturer (2017 – 2023)
  • Dean of Faculty of Creative Multimedia (2021 – 2023)
  • Deputy Dean of Academic and International Relations (2018 – 2021), Multimedia University, Malaysia
  • Assistant Professor (2013 – 2017), Global School of Media, Soongsil University, S. Korea
  • Lecturer (2006 – 2012), Multimedia University, Malaysia
  • Program Coordinator (Media Arts) (2009 – 2012), Multimedia University, Malaysia