SOME "FIRSTS" IN THE LIFE OF DR. RODNEY CHANG
(no special order) COMPILED July 2001

 

 

1ST - EXHIBITING COMPUTER ARTIST IN HAWAII

1ST- DISCO-DENTAL OFFICE

1ST- 10 DEGREES HAWAII

1ST- 10 DEGREES USA

1ST- SOLO EXHIBITION OF DIGITAL ART IN CHINA

1ST-WORKSHOP OF COMPUTER ART IN CHINA -SHANGHAI

1ST-SOLO EXHIBITON OF DIGITAL ART AT LAS VEGAS ART MUSEUM

1S - DENTIST FOR 9 DEGREES IN RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT!

1ST-ROCK BAND WITH ACCORDIONS IN HAWAII

1ST-AVANTE-GARDE ART GALLERY IN KALIHI OF HONOLULU

1ST-PRO-FOOTBALL BOARD GAME

1ST-PHD IN ART PSYCHOLOGY AT UNION INSTITUTE

1ST-BOOK FEATURING COMPUTER ART OF SOLO ARTIST

1ST-BOOK ON MENTAL EVOLUTION

1ST-ART POGS OF HAWAII

1ST-2-SIDED MILKCAP

1ST-GOLD,SILVER STAPLE, WITH INSERTED DIAMONDS MILKCAP

1ST-SIGNED LIMITED EDITION PHONECARD COLLECTIBLES

1ST-HOUSE BUILT TO ACCOMODATE COLLECTION OF DIGITAL DESIGNED LARGE PAINTINGS

1ST-PAINT OUT COMPUTER OIL PAINTINGS

1ST-COMPUTER ART WOODCUTS

1ST-HAWAII DIGITAL ART SERIGRAPHS

1ST-ORGANIZER AND INTERNATIONAL ARTIST TO DO INDIA DIGITAL ART EXHIBITION/CALCUTTA AND ONLINE

1ST-CURATOR ONLINE OF SOLO SHOW OF URUGUAYIAN COMPUTER ARTIST

1ST-CURATOR ONLINE OF GROUP EYGPTIAN DIGITAL ART EXHIBITION

1ST-HAWAII DIGITAL ART SERIGRAPHS

1ST-CYBERARTIST IN WHO'S WHO IN AMERICA

1ST-CYBERARTIST IN WHO'S WHO IN THE WEST

1ST-CYBERARTIST IN WHO'S WHO IN THE WORLD

1ST-4'X4' DISCO THEME PAINTINGS ON CANVAS WITH DJ/TURNTABLES AT ART OPENING (HOUSE OF ART GALLERY, HONOLULU, 1979)

1ST-TWENTY YEAR+ DISCO DANCING DENTIST

1ST-MANY ORIGINAL DISCO DANCE STEPS; DISCOTHEQUE AS PUBLIC SPACE FOR ORIGINAL DANCE AS PERFORMING ART

1ST-DENTIST INTERVIEWED ON 22 USA RADIO STATIONS FOR DISCO DENTAL OFFICE

1ST-ANNUAL HALLOWEEN COSTUMED PARTIES IN DISCO-DENTAL CLINIC

1ST-HAWAII DIGITAL ARTIST TO EXHIBIT IN BRONX MUSEUM, BRONX, NEW YORK

1ST-HAWAII DENTIST ON AUSTRALIA'S 'JUST FOR THE RECORD' FOR DISCO DENTAL OFFICE

1ST-HYPNOTIC STUDIES ON ART, CONFORMITY AND JUDGMENT

1ST-POSSIBLE DISCOVERY AND HYPOTHESIS OF AN EXISTING DUAL AESTHETIC JUDGMENTAL SYSTEM, ONE CONSCIOUS AND THE OTHER SUBCONSCIOUS, USING HYPNOTISIS AS RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

1ST-CROSS-CULTURAL STUDY OF WESTERN VS KOREAN CHILDREN ART DEVELOPMENT AND CONFORMITY

1ST-HYPNOSIS AND SEXUALITY RESEARCH

1ST-ARTIST TO EXHIBIT 'ODONTIC IMAGES' IN ROCHELLE, ILLINOIS (1972)

1ST-AMERICAN DIGITAL ARTIST TO EXHIBIT IN RUSSIA (ST. PETERSBURG), ESTONIA (ESTONIA ART MUSEUM), URUGUAY, EYPGT (CAIRO), INDIA (CALCUTTA), JAPAN (TOKYO)

1ST-DIGITAL ARTIST TO SOLO AT EAST HAWAII CULTURAL CENTER

1ST-DIGITAL ARTIST TO BE JURIED INTO 'ARTISTS OF HAWAII' AT HONOLULU ACADEMY OF ARTS; 1ST DIGITAL ARTIST TO EXHIBIT IN THE LOCAL HAWAII MUSEUM

1ST-DENTIST TO USE FISHING LINE AS AMAGLAM PLACEMENT PROCEDURE

1ST-HAWAII ARTIST TO USE DENTAL MATERIALS AS MIXED MEDIA

1ST-HAWAII ARTIST TO BLINDFOLD SELF AND MAKE BRONZE FIGURE SCULPTURE

1ST-TO ROLE PLAY ART OBJECT IN PUBLIC AS 'DISCO DOC' CHARACTER

1ST-PROLIFIC ORIGINAL DIGITAL IMAGERY FROM COMPUTERS AND SOFTWARE 1985-2001

1ST-INTERNET VIRTUAL REALITY ART MUSEUM FOR CYBERART

1ST-USING HTML AS ART ANIMATION TOOL

1ST-DECLARE 1 PIXEL ENCLOSED IN DIGITAL FRAME AS A WORK OF ART

1ST-DIGITAL ARTIST TO IDENTIFY ELEMENTS OF DIGITAL ART THAT HAVE HISTORICAL PRECEDENTS WITH DIFFERENT 20TH CENTURY WESTERN ART "-ISMS" (IN ARTIST'S ONLINE JOURNAL)

1ST- TO USE PART OF PUBLIC ONLINE BULLETIN BOARD AS PART OF A VIRTUAL WORK OF ART

1ST-TO DEFINE CYBERART EXTENSIVELY AND AS "DIGITAL ART MADE EXCLUSIVELY FOR CONTRIBUTION TO ONLINE CYBERCULTURE"

1ST-WEBMASTER OF THE "CYBERART RING"

1ST-TO MAKE AND DECLARE 'LONGEST" (VERTICAL LENGTH) WORK OF ART ON THE INTERNET

1ST-ART STUDENT TO FANTASIZE/WRITE DIALOGUE OF INTERVIEWING FAMOUS DECEASED ARTISTS OF HISTORY

1ST-EOBITUARY.COM AND CENTER OF CYBERCULTURE.COMS; VIRTUAL REALITY CEMETERY CONCEPT

1ST(?)ONLINE ARTIST'S RECEPTION FOR ONLINE OPENING VIA A CHATROOM WITH INVITED GUESTS

1ST-'KALIHI' AND 'PYGOYA' LICENSE PLATES

1ST-HAND PAINTED POGS

1ST-DENTIST WITH 12 MARATHONS AND 10 COLLEGE DEGREES COMPLETED

1ST-TO ARRIVE AT ARTIST'S NAME VIA A DREAM (PYGOYA)

1ST- DIGITAL ART EXHIBITION AT HELENA MONTANA MUSUEM

1ST-HAWAII ARTIST ACCEPTED IN JURIED SIGGRAPH

1ST-HAWAII ARTIST TO EXHIBIT/SOLO IN NEW YORK CITY WITH BROOK SHIELDS AND FRED GWYNNE AT OPENING

1ST-HUGE BOOK OF SPORTS TEAM NAMES FOR FOOTBALL TEAM (UNPUBLISHED)

1ST-BOOK ON ART PSYCHOLOGY BASED UPON PHENOMENOLOGY (UNPUBLISHED)

1ST-INTERVIEWED HAWAII ARTIST IN NATIONAL AMIGA MAGAZINE

1ST-SCULPTURE MADE FROM MULTIPLE CARPULES OF DENTAL ANESTHETIC

1ST-HAWAIIAN TO POUR PERFUME IN THE EYES AND DRINK IT

1ST-TO INSPIRE THE CREATION OF A LARGE CANVAS PAINTING CONSISTING OF MODULAR MILKCAPS FOR SALE INDIVIDUALLY

1ST-AUTHOR OF PUBLISHED HAIKU POEM BASED UPON AMERICAN FOOTBALL

1ST-ARTIST TO USE TERM 'LAST PLACE' AS SATIRE AGAINST '1ST PLACE' AS SUBJECTIVE JURIED HONOR OF ART COMPETITION QUALITY

1ST-AINA HAINA KOOL-AID DRINK STAND

1ST-SHOEBOX AS PRAY MANTIS GAMBLING ARENA

1ST-NEIGHBORHOOD DISSECTION OF LAB CATS FROM UH (DIDN'T GO OFF WELL WITH PARENTS)

1ST-HOMEMADE STAMPS FOR CHILDREN'S MAIL SYSTEM USING OUTDOOR SECRET SPOTS AS MAILBOXES, DELIVERED WITH CANCELLATION MARKS

1ST-HOMEPAGE STAMP ALBUM FOR HOMEMADE STAMP EDITIONS

1ST-OUTDOOR SEMI-ENCLOSED PATIO AS RACE TRACK FOR TRICYCLES-WITH MUD, WATER, BOXES FOR CENTER OBSTRUCTION IN AINA HAINA, HONOLULU

1ST-SAME PATION AS FULL COURT WITH TWO MINIATURE BASKETBALL NETS USING CLOSE HANGERS AND TENNIS BALLS; WITH MINIATURE BASKETBALL LEAGUE TEAMS AND SCHEDULING

1ST-HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL BOARD GAME LEAGUE WITH SCHEDULE (AND GAMBLING)

1ST-'FISHING' FOR TOADS AT NIGHT OVER LAWN USING CASTING ROD WITH HOOK BAITED WITH SHINY ALUMINUM FOIL

1ST-REAL BATTING BASEBALL BOARD GAME

1ST-REAL PAJAMAS ATTIRED IN HIGH SOCIETY HONOLULU CLUB PREMISES

1ST-TO KEEP PRAY MANTIS LIVING UNDER WATER FOR 9 DAYS

1ST-HAWAII DIGITAL ARTIST TO EXHIBIT IN PARIS, FRANCE

1ST-TO HIRE DJ AS DENTAL STAFF AND HAVE RADIO BROADCAST IN DENTAL CLINIC

1ST-HAWAIIAN TO BE ON NBC'S REAL PEOPLE TV SHOW

1ST-DENTIST TO DANCE DISCO ON NATIONAL TV

1ST-ARTIST TO PROCLAIM DISCO MUSIC AS TRUE ART

1ST- HAWAII ARTIST TO PROCLAIM AND PUBLICLY EXHIBIT DIGITAL IMAGERY AS FINE ART (HONOLULU CLUB, 1985)

1ST-TO THROUGHLY PHOTO-DOCUMENT A FAMILY FISHING BOAT TRIP ON THE INTERNET AND USE IT AS TEACHING TOOL FOR THE CHILDREN - ALTERNATIVE CLASSROOM

1ST-CHESS PIECES AS PART OF MIXED MEDIA PAINTING

1ST-USING CNN COVERAGE INSPIRATION FOR AMERICAN FLAG WITH DESERT CAMOUGLAGE PATTERN

1ST-PROCESS SCULPTURE USING ROACH TRAPS AS REAL COCKROACHES AS PART OF WORK OF ART

1ST-TO DECLARE OVER RADIO AIR THAT DISCO-DENTAL OFFICE IS ART AS ART INSTALLATION AND PERFORMANCE PIECE

1ST-DENTAL HYPOTIST OF PEDODONTIC DEPARTMENT OF LOYOLA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY, ILLINOIS

1ST-TO HYPOTHESIZE CORRELATION OF DR. TORRENCE'S (UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA) "FOURTH GRADE SLUMP" IN CREATIVITY WITH RESEARCHER'S DISCOVERY OF UNIVERSAL (INTERNATIONAL) "FOURTH GRADE SLUMP IN ART AND CREATIVITY"- RESEARCH, USC GRADUATE DEGREE RESEARCH AND THESIS

1ST-MALE STUDENT TO GET COLLEGE CREDIT AT ROSARY COLLEGE FOR GIRLS, RIVER FOREST, ILLINOIS

1ST-THEORY OF MULTIPLE LEVELS OF CONSCIOUSNESS CORRELATED WITH EVOLUTION OR "MENTAL ONTOGENY RECAPITULATES PHYSICAL PHYLOGENY" - TRANSFORMATIVE PSYCHOLOGY

1ST-TO LABEL AND DEFINE - "PIXELISM," "PAINT OUTS,", "CYBERPAINTINGS,", "WEBISM"

1ST-DISCO DENTIST DANCER ON HAWAII MOVING COMPANY TV SHOW

1ST-AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD BLOCK TRACK MEETS ORGANIZER FOR HOME-MADE RIBBONS

1ST- 'CYBERPAINTINGS' OR ACTUAL HAND-PAINTED CANVASES AS HARDCOPY ORIGINAL REPRODUCTIONS OF ORIGINAL DIGITAL IMAGERY OF MONITOR

1ST-11X6 FT. CANVAS OF 4 MM HAND-PAINTED SQUARES TO REPLICATE/'PAINT OUT'/PRINTOUT DIGITAL IMAGE

1ST-PLAYING PSYCHOLOGIST/THERAPIST WITH YOUNG ARTIST TO INSPIRE/CONVINCE HER SHE IS PAINTING LIKE VAN GOGH BY COPYING DIGITAL ARTIST'S IMAGERY TO CANVAS USING THICK PAINT BRUSH AND PALETTE KNIFE TECHNIQUE

1ST-TO TRACE LIVING NUDE MODEL TO CANVAS THEN FRAME IN FRAME WITH PULSATING THEATRICAL LIGHTBULBS FOR LIVING ROOM WALL

1ST-TO CREATE RADICAL KINETIC SCULPTURE THAT SECURES COVERAGE FOR VALENTINE SPECIAL ITEM FOR HONOLULU CITY'S 5 PM TV NEWS WHICH GBTS GIRLFRIEND BACK DUE TO FAMILY EMBARASSMENT AND PRESSURE

1ST-TO WEAR BRIGHT RED SUEDE SHOES TO HIGH SCHOOL AND AFRO HAIRSTYLE, HEXAGON HORN-RIMMED GLASSES WITH WIDE RAINBOW SUSPENDERS TO 10 YEAR CLASS REUNION

1ST-AT NORTHER ILLINOIS UNIVERISTY, SCHOOL OF ART, GRAD STUDENT TO EXPERIMENT USING READYMADE WALL PAPER TO CREATE MIXED MEDIA FRAME-SCULPTURES

1ST-TO GET MASTERS DEGREES IN ART AND IN PSYCHOLOGY AND A D.D.S. TO STUDY FOR A PH.D IN ART PSYCHOLOGY

1ST-BEHAVIORIST THEORY HYPTHOSIZING STIMULUS-RESPONSE RELATIONSHIP AMONG ARTIST'S BEHAVIOR/DEVELOPING WORKS, AUDIENCE FEEDBACK AND SOCIETAL REWARDS

1ST-AESTHETIC MATHEMATICAL FORMULA FOR "ART APPRECIATION"

1ST-TO SUGGEST USING AESTHETIC MATHEMATICAL FORMULA TO CREATE COMPUTER ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE PROGRAM TO SIMULATE ARTIST'S DECISION MAKING PROCESS

1ST-DENTIST TO LIVE IN A CLOSET SIZE SPACE FOR 1 MONTH IN S. KOREA

1ST-HONOLULU DENTIST TO CONVERT 3-BEDROOM RAT AND COCKROACH INFESTED RENTED HOUSE (X-COOLIE ACCOMODATIONS- WITH 5.5' HT. 1ST FLOOR LIVING ROOM BUT HIGHER SECOND FLOOR ROOMS) IN PALAMA AS ART STUDIO TO PRODUCE 4'X4' DISCO PAINTINGS

1ST-HONOLULU DENTIST TO LIVE IN ALTERNATIVE SPACE OF INNER CITY WAREHOUSE WITH LIVING ROOMS AND BEDROOMS AS GALLERY SPACES THAT ROTATE NEW SHOWS, BY CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS, EVERY MONTH FOR YEARS

1ST-PERSONALLY DESIGNED HAWAII KAI RIDGE HOME WITH DISCO DANCE FLOOR WITH 24' CEILING, PRIVATE LIBRARY, GALLERY SPACE TO ACCOMODATE 39 6'X4' AND LARGER COMPUTER PAINTINGS, WET BAR IN ATRIUM, GAZEBO WITH FISH POND, PRIVATE HOME MOVIE THEATER WITH 8' SCREEN AND TIERED ROWS OF SEATING WITH AWESOME PANARAMIC VIEW OF SANDY BEACH AND OCEAN

1ST-TO DO RESEARCH (INCONCLUSIVE AND CUT SHORT DUE TO BUDGET) ON THE POSSIBILITY OF A MALE MONTHLY CYCLE BY STUDYING 17-KETOSTEROIDS OF URINE SAMPLINGS

1ST-TO ATTEMPT "BRAINWASHING" FOR "ART'S SAKE" BY USING HYPNOSIS AND POST-HYNOPTIC SUGGESTION FOR COLOR AFTERIMAGE STUDY

1ST-TO RESEACH PERSONALITY TYPING OF HEALTH PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS AS DIFFERENT FROM ART STUDENT MAJORS

1ST-TO ROLE PLAY AND FUNCTION AS "CURATOR" IN VIRTUAL ONLINE MUSEUM FOR CYBERART AND BUILD ITS INTERNATIONAL CONTENT, REPUTATION AND ATTENDANCE

1ST-USING TWO SEPARTE STYLES OF FISHING ON SAME CHARTERED BOAT TO PROVIDE LIFE-LONG MEMORY AND ALTERNATE CLASSROOM LEARNING EXPERIENCE FOR CHILDREN

1ST-TO CAST SHARK JAW TO MARINE SHELL AS BRONZE DISCO DINASAUR FIGURE

1ST-TO CONSIDER SELF 'LIVING LEGEND' LAST REMINENT OF POPULAR AMERICAN DANCE, COMBINING STYLES STEPS FROM 1050S-2000S AND IMPROVISING SEQUENCES ACROSS STYLES WHILE INTERPRETING SONG TO INCLUDE CONTEMPORARY EDITING

1ST-IN AINA HAINA TO SET OFF MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE TO SEA AND GET AN ANSWER

1ST-TO CREATE SIT DOWN SKATEBOARDS USING PARTS OF ROLLER SKATES

1ST-TO FORM 'MOTORCYCLE GANG' IN AINA HAINA USING BICYCLES WITH PLAYING CARDS IN WHEEL SPOKES HELD WITH CLOTHES PINS

1ST-TO WRITE ABOUT CORRELATION BETWEEN DISCO LIGHTING AND PHOTONIC COMPUTER MONITOR LIGHT

1ST-TO USE DENTAL LIGHTS AS PROJECTED LIGHTS FOR DISCO SPINNING BALL ABOVE DANCE FLOOR IN RECEPTION ROOM

1ST-TO USE "WOULD YOU LIKE TO DANCE WITH ME ON NATIONAL TV?" IN WAIKIKI AS A PICK-UP LINE AND SCREENING DEVICE

1ST-COMBINING KUNGFU MOTIONS WITH DISCO DANCING

1ST-WEBMASTER OF LAS VEGAS ART MUSEUM

1ST-WEBMSTER OF EAST HAWAI'I CULTURAL CENTER

1ST-WEB ART ANIMATION USING MONA LISA

1ST-MIXED MEDIA ART: FISHING REEL WITH ART PAINTBRUSH WITH DRIED PAINT ("FISHING FOR FAME"); RAT TRAP WITH ART PAINT TUBE SQUOOSHED ("NO ESCAPE FOR LIFE")

1ST-NEWSPAPER AD FOR WIFE IN TAIPEI, INTERVIEWS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

1ST-ROCK GROUP MANAGER, CHOREOGRAPHER TO ACCUMULATE 11-2 CONTEST RECORD, WIN BATTLE OF THE BANDS, DO 600+ GIGS ON WEEKENDS DURING HIGHSCHOOL/COLLEGE YEARS OF MEMBERS

1ST-DIGITAL ARTIST TO SEEK OUT DREAM CONTENT FOR ART IDEAS, LINK CHAOS THEORY WITH DIGITAL ARTIST'S BEHAVIOR, PROMOTE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AS MEANS TO MAKE COMPUTER THE ACTUAL ARTIST, PREDICT THE LIMITED ROLE OF PHYSICAL MUSEUMS IN A HIGH-TECH ONLINE GLOBAL CULTURE

1ST-FOUNDER OF HAWAII COMPUTER ART SOCIETY

1ST-FOUNDER OF SOHO-TOO GALLERY & LOFT, HAWAII

1ST-FOUNDER OF TRULY VIRTUAL WEB ART MUSEUM AND ITS CYBERCULTURE LIBRARY AND LIVING HISTORY DOCUMENTATION OF DIGITAL ART ACTIVITY AROUND THE WORLD

1ST-(BORN ARBITRARY YEAR TOO SOON!) OF THE BABY BOOMER GENERATION NOT TO BE CLASSIFIED AS SUCH (1945 BIRTH BUT COMPLETE ADOPTION OF ATTITUDES AND VALUES AS LIFESTYLE AND GROUP IDENTITY)

1ST-CHILD AT 42 (BRONSON)

1ST-AMONG 1ST TO EXHIBIT PHOTOCOPY COLLAGES AS FINE ART IN HAWAII (1986)

1ST-ORGANIZER OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BUS EXCURSIONS TO A DISCO DENTAL ENVIRONMENT TO LEARN ABOUT TEETH

1ST-HAWAII DIGITAL ARTIST TO DROP PHYSICAL WORLD EXHIBITING TO FOCUS EFFORTS ON CREATING CYBERART FOR GLOBAL CYERCULTURE; ORGANIZER OF LIGHTHOME HAWAII AS HAWAII'S MEMBER IN WORLD R2001 ART WEB RING

1ST-CYBERARTIST USING INTERNET TO PROVIDE JOURNAL ACCESS FOR COMPREHENSIVE DOCUMENTATION OF LIFE WORK AND ARTISTIC DEVELOPMENT AND AS POSSIBLE FUTURE RESEARCH ONLINE ARCHIVED RESOURCE BY THE ARTIST - www.lastplace.com/page49.htm

1ST-TO PURSUE SIMULATION OF OTHER MEDIA AS DIGITAL ART THEN CREATE THE LATTER AS SIMULATION OF TRADITIONAL PAINTINGS ON CANVAS, THEN USE THE CANVASES AS MERE INTERMEDIARIES TO TRANSPOSE THE IMAGES BACK INTO DIGITAL FOR FINAL GENERATION, EXHIBITING AND EXISTENCE AS CYBERART ON THE INTERNET

1ST-TO INTEGRATE A LIFE AROUND DENTISTRY, ART, PSYCHOLOGY AND DANCE WITH HIS LIFE AS CASE STUDY ACHIEVEMENT OF GOAL OF "ART=LIFE"