Nam June Paik was a truly global artist. Born in South Korea, he lived and worked in Japan, Germany and the United States. He was one of the first Asian artists who found success in the West. In his art, Paik saw technology as a way to open up the world and connect with people in different countries – beyond national borders and cultural differences. He experimented with TV, broadcasting, synthesizers and robots, and was one of the first artists to use video as art.