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In 1979, Byeongwon was born in Busan, South Korea, one of the largest port cities in the world. He lived along a river, which intertwined with a longer river that led into a huge sea. This was also the place where the Japanese army experimented with bacterial weapons to kill American cows during the Second World War. In his tragic hometown, when he was a child, he was overwhelmed by Japanese and American culture, such as Japanese robot animations and American blockbuster movies. Based on these experiences, he studied Film, Television and Multimedia from SungKyunKwan University, South Korea. After receiving his BFA, he created interactive media and experimental films in the graduate study of Media Art from Yonsei University, South Korea. He also received MFA in Digital+Media from Rhode Island School of Design.