September 12 at 4pm: Pr. Mark D’Inverno

For the third colloquium of the semester, held on September 12, 2018 (Wednesday), we will welcome Pr. Mark D’Inverno from Goldsmiths, University of London, UK, who will give a talk on the topic The Future of Creativity

The talk will start at 4:00 pm in M6094 Future Cinema Studio.

 Date: 12 Sep 2018 (Wednesday)

Time: 4:00 pm

Venue: M6094 Future Cinema Studio, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong

Topic: The Future of Creativity

Abstract:

There is a constant buzz around the word creativity. Reference to it has spread prolifically since the 1950s within and beyond academia, associated with novelty, value, imagination and innovation. What could be wrong with that?

We argue its use has become so ubiquitous across academia, marketing, politics and every -day as to mean no more than which we approve of.

So in this talk I’ll challenge the extensive and expansive use of this term and propose an alternative terminology that regains a meaning and currency for human activity that we wish to teach in universities.

So we consider “creative activity” as an alternative to “creativity”, and through the lenses of recent research and teaching innovation at Goldsmiths, look to answer the following key questions:

  1. What is human creative activity?
  2. What pedagogy should we use for teaching creative activity?
  3. How should we reframe AI research to inspire human creative activity?

I will aim to answer these questions from the perspective of being a musician, a lecturer, and an AI researcher.

About the speaker

Professor Mark d’Inverno holds an MA in Mathematics and an MSc in Computation from the University of Oxford and a PhD from University College London entitled “Agents, Agency and Autonomy”. He has been a Professor of Computer Science at Goldsmiths for over 10 years, leading large research projects across artificial intelligence, art, music and education and published over 200 peer-reviewed articles including several books such as Computers and Creativity.

He currently holds the position of Pro-Warden International (one of the 3 Vice Presidents) at Goldsmiths, University of London and was the Pro-Warden for Research and Enterprise between 2012 and 2016. He was the Head of the Computing Department between 2007 and 2011, which pioneered interdisciplinary research and new programmes – such as Digital Arts Computing, Music Computing and Creative Computing – at the interface of technology and creative practice.

He is a critically acclaimed jazz pianist in the UK and over 30 years has led a variety of successful bands in a range of different musical genres such as the Mark d’Inverno Quintet.

About Goldsmiths

Goldsmiths is one of the world’s leading institutions for the Creative Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and is currently in the top 50 institutions in the world for a range of subjects including performing arts, art and design, media, anthropology and sociology. It has a rich heritage of producing alumni that have had a significant and lasting impact on the UK’s Creative Industries with alumni including Mary Quant, Steve McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, Anthony Gormley, Adrian Sutton, James Blake and Damien Hirst.

 

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September 11th at 4pm: change of date

For the second colloquium of the semester, held on September 11, 2018 (Tuesday), we will welcome researcher Dr. Franziska Bruckner who will give a talk on the topic Stops in Motion – Animation as Meta-cinematographic Concept” 

The talk will start at 4:00 pm in M6094 Future Cinema Studio.

Date: 11 Sep 2018 (Tuesday)

Time: 4:00 pm

Venue: M6094 Future Cinema Studio, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong

Topic: Stops in Motion – Animation as Meta-cinematographic Concept

Abstract:

Stop-motion is an animation technique, in which objects are shifted in small increments between individually photographed frames, creating the illusion of movement when the series of photos are projected as a continuous sequence. In filmic contexts stop-motion reaches a specific potential of expression, but already includes historically grown aspects of intermediality by combining artistic spheres like photography, music, fine arts, theatre or puppetry. More comprehensive ideas of animation are featured from several theorists, such as Lev Manovich (1995), Alan Cholodenko (1991) or Suzanne Buchan (2013), which also emphasize the variety of manual, mechanical and conceptual possibilities of stop-motion beyond the medium film.

The lecture “Stops in Motion” focuses on an expanded notion of stop-motion, its potential before, in, and beyond its filmic boundaries and aims to explore a brief history of this aesthetically diverse animation technique. Beginning with precinematic devices, the lecture outlines important steps of stop-motion in film history and explores innovative prospects since its digitalization. This not only includes possibilities of established stop-motion software, but also focuses on opportunities in virtual and augmented reality applications. As stop-motion vitalizes objects in a visible fragmented way, it is an ideal concept for investigating new understandings of cinematic perception. Viewed from this perspective, stop-motion functions not anymore as a technique but as a “meta-cinematographic” concept and becomes a tool to fragment and recompose the world.

Biography:

Dr. Franziska Bruckner (Salzburg, 1981) is senior researcher and head of the research group Media Creation at the St. Poelten University of Applied Sciences. She is co-coordinator of the AG Animation within the German-speaking Society for Media Studies and board member of ASIFA Austria. From 2009 to 2013 she was a university assistant at the department of theater-, film- and media studies in Vienna. From 2013 to 2017 she worked as lecturer for animation theory and practice at the University of Vienna, University of Tuebingen and University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria.

More on:

http://franziska-bruckner.com

 

First colloquium: September 5 at 4pm with Ryohei Nakatsu & Naoko Tosa

For our first colloquium, held on 05 Sep 2018 (Wednesday), we will have Adjunct Professor, Kyoto University &Former Professor, National University of Singapore Ryohei Nakatsu and artist Naoko Tosa to give a joined talk on the topic “What Kind of Change Would We Face in the 21st Century?” followed by “Invisible Beauty 福”
The talk will be started at 4:00 pm in M6094 Future Cinema Studio.

Date: 05 Sep 2018 (Wednesday)
Time: 4:00 pm
Venue: M6094 Future Cinema Studio, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong

First topic: What Kind of Change Would We Face in the 21st Century?
Speaker: Ryohei Nakatsu

Abstract:
As AI and Information Technology are advancing rapidly, it is expected that the technological singularity would come around 2045 when the capability of AI would surpass all aspect of human intelligence. In the basis of this hypothesis, there is the Western belief initiated by Plato that logical thinking is the basis of human intelligence. We have believed that this belief should be the guiding principle even in the 21st century. However, recently several new phenomena such as the election of Trump to the US president and Brexit occur that conflict with this principle and therefore could not be expected by most people. What is happening? This is a very important question to think and decide the future direction of Singapore as well as Japan. I will talk about this in my presentation.

About the Speaker:
Ryohei Nakatsu received the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electronic engineering from Kyoto University in 1969, 1971 and 1982 respectively. After joining NTT in 1971, he mainly worked on speech recognition technology. In 1994, he joined ATR (Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute) as Director of ATR Media Integration & Communications Research Laboratories. In 2002 he became Professor at School of Science and Technology, Kwansei Gakuin University. Since March 2008 until December 2014 he was Professor at National University of Singapore (NUS) and Director of Interactive & Digital Media Institute (IDMI) at NUS. Now he is serving as Adjunct Professor at Kyoto University Design School. His research interests include interactive media, entertainment technologies and communication robot/agent. He received in 1996 the best paper award from the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia, in 1999, 2000 and 2001, the best paper awards from Virtual Reality Society of Japan, and in 2000 the best paper award from Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence. Also, he received in 2010 IEEE Kansai Section medal, in 2011 IEEE Virtual Reality Service Award and in 2012 IFIP TC14 Contribution Award. He is a fellow of the IEEE since 2001 and a life fellow since 2014. Also, he is a fellow of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers Japan (IEICE-J) since 2001 and Virtual Reality Society of Japan since 2012. Also, he is a honorary member of Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence.

For more information on Ryohei Nakatsu and future colloquium sessions, please visit https://sm2703.wordpress.com/

Second topic: Invisible Beauty 福
Speaker: Naoko Tosa

Abstract:
Whitestone Gallery Hong Kong is pleased to present an exhibition of works by Japanese artist Naoto Tosa. A pioneering media artist, Tosa is internationally renowned for her use of cutting-edge technology to produce works that channel traditional Japanese culture. Curated by Junji Ito, the exhibition showcases innovative media works from series such as ‘Sound of Ikebana’, ‘Genesis’ and ‘Space Flower’ as well as a new series entitled ‘Four Gods’. These works will be presented alongside a selection of her digital photographs. The show combines art and science to capture the invisible beauty of the world we live in.

Tosa’s 1985 video artwork, entitled ‘An Expression’, features sound she generated using a light sensor which read the brightness of a TV monitor. It broke new ground for video artwork and was acquired by MOMA New York. Tosa’s most celebrated creation, ‘Sound of Ikebana’ (Ikebana, 生け花, means flower arrangement in Japanese) is an extension of this previous work. She passes sound vibrations through coloured fluids like paints and oils and captures the mesmerising movement of colours via high-speed camera. The organic, elegant movements are displayed in colours and textures carefully selected according to cultural and historical colour iconography. ‘Sound of Ikebana’ was projected on the exterior wall of Art Science Museum in Singapore in 2014 and on large screens in Times Square, New York in 2017 in partnership with the Japan Society Gallery and Time Square Arts.

While maintaining her Japanese aesthetics, Tosa explores the origin of all life with ‘Genesis’. By capturing the movement and interaction of Japanese ink and dry ice bubbles inside a highly viscous fluid, she re-creates the fluctuating but alluring moment of creation itself. The artist explains it is a “hyper-natural form of art” that is too complicated to grasp and can only be captured using a high-speed camera.

Tosa’s ‘Space Flower’ series is an homage to Rimpa, a historical school of Japanese painting founded in Kyoto in the 17th century. Dramatic composition, luxurious use of precious substances like gold and pearls and backgrounds of gold leaf are common features of Rimpa. The ‘Space Flower’ series combines references from Rimpa painting even though the subject matter is drawn from subjects ranging from Japanese Oiran (a traditional courtesan) to jungles in space. Two works from the series, ‘Thunder God’ and ‘Wind God’ are Tosa’s homage to Sotatsu Tawaraya’s famous piece ‘Wind God and Thunder God.’

Tosa’s latest series of work, ‘Four Gods’ focuses on four mythological creatures from Chinese constellations, the Blue Dragon, Red Phoenix, Blue Turtle and White Tiger. The four creatures each represent a direction, a season, and also elements of life such as wood, fire, metal and water. The creatures are culturally important in China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam, and are portrayed as guardians of the people in ancient relics found throughout the region and in Feng shui. The concept of ‘Four Gods’ emerged in Tosa’s digital artwork at the Yeosu Marine Expo (Korea) in 2012 and was later honoured by the Expo committee.

This is the first time the artist will introduce a new series of works in a gallery space. Whitestone Gallery Hong Kong will transform itself into a multimedia environment for this exhibition, with high-tech equipment generously provided by TELMIC Corp allowing Tosa’s work to be experienced in the most dynamic manner possible. Tosa Naoko: Invisible Beauty 福, will be on view from 4 August to 2 September 2018.

About Naoko Tosa
Naoko Tosa is an internationally renowned Japanese media artist. After receiving PhD from the University of Tokyo, she was artist fellow at the Centre for Advanced Visual Studies at MIT from 2002 to 2004. Currently she is a professor at Kyoto University. Her artworks have been focusing the expression of Japanese tradition and culture utilizing technology. She exhibited her artworks at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the New York Metropolitan Art Museum, ARS Electronica, etc. In 1997, the L’Oreal Grand Prix awarded her art and science first prize. In 2012 she exhibited her artwork on LED screen of 250mx30m at Yeosu Expo in Korea. She has been appointed by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan as a Japan Cultural Envoy 2016. Museum Collection: The Museum of Modern Art in New York, The National Museum of Art, Osaka/Japan, The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama/Japan, Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya/Japan, and Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Takamatsu/Japan

Guest Talk – Christian Sandor

The last colloquium of this semester will feature Associate Professor at Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST) Dr Christian Sandor whose lecture is entitled “Breaking the Barriers to True Augmented Reality”.

Date: 18 May 2018 (Friday)
Time: 2:30 pm
Venue: M6094 Future Cinema Studio, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong

Topic: Breaking the Barriers to True Augmented Reality

About the Speaker:
Dr Christian Sandor is an Associate Professor at Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), where he is co-directing the Interactive Media Design Lab together with Professor Hirokazu Kato. Since 2000, his foremost research interest is Augmented Reality, as he believes that it will have a profound impact on the future of mankind.

In 2005, he obtained a doctorate in Computer Science from the Munich University of Technology, Germany. He decided to explore the research world in the spirit of Alexander von Humboldt and has worked with leading research groups at institutions including: Columbia University (USA), Canon’s Leading-Edge Technology Research Headquarters (Japan), Graz University of Technology (Austria), University of Stuttgart (Germany), and Tohoku University (Japan).

Before joining NAIST, he directed the Magic Vision Lab. Together with his students, he won awards at the premier Augmented Reality conference, IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR): best demo (2011, 2016) and best poster honorable mention (2012, 2013). He has presented several keynotes and has acquired 2 million USD funding; in 2012, Magic Vision Lab was the first, and still only, Australian lab to be awarded in Samsung’s Global Research Outreach Program. In 2014, he received a Google Faculty Award for creating an Augmented Reality X-Ray system for Google Glass.

He serves as an editorial board member for Computers & Graphics (Elsevier), IEEE Computer Graphics & Applications, and Personal and Ubiquitous Computing (Springer) and as a steering committee member for ACM Symposium on Spatial User Interaction and IEEE ISMAR. He has been program chair for numerous conferences, including IEEE ISMAR and SIGGRAPH Asia Symposium on Mobile Graphics And Interactive Applications.

To find out more about Dr Christian Sandor, you can check out the speaker’s pages.

Guest Talk – George Kalmpourtzis

This week’s colloquium will feature Game Designer and Founder of Infinitivity Design Labs, George Kalmpourtzis, whose lecture is entitled “An Introduction to Educational Game Design”.

Date: 26 Apr 2018 (Thursday)
Time: 09:30 am
Venue: M6094 Future Cinema Studio, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong

Topic: An introduction to Educational Game Design

About the Speaker: 
George Kalmpourtzis is an award-winning game designer and educator. Finding himself between the fields of education, game studies and user experience, he has been founder, director and board member of several European design studios. He has designed and produced numerous games for computers, consoles, virtual and augmented reality and he is constantly on a journey to discover new opportunities to play! George has been working as a consultant for corporations and non-government institutions around the world, identifying play as a key aspect of human expression and communication. George also holds bachelor’s degrees both in education and engineering, a master’s degree in information systems and a PhD in design pedagogy.

Guest Talk – Mattia Casalegno

This week’s colloquium will feature independent artist Mattia Casalegno, whose lecture is entitled “An Augmented-Reality Project: The Aerobanquets RMX”.

Date: 17 Apr 2018 (Tuesday)
Time: 4:00 pm
Venue: M6094 Future Cinema Studio, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong

Mattia Poster

Topic: An Augmented-Reality Project: The Aerobanquets RMX

Abstract:
Mattia Casalegno presents his last Augmented-Reality project produced by the Chronus Art Center, Shanghai. Mattia Casalegno will discuss his research and production fellowship project recently concluded at the Chronus Art Center in Shanghai. Titled The Aerobanquets RMX, the project culminated in a series of public events consisting of immersive, Augmented-Reality dinners inspired by the 1932’s ‘Futurist Cookbook’, by late Italian artist Filippo Marinetti.

Part manifesto, part artistic joke, the Futurist Cookbook is a collection of recipes, experiments, declamations and allegorical tales: here are recipes for ice cream on the moon; candied atmospheric electricities; nocturnal love feasts; sculpted meats. Casalegno will discuss how the Futurist approach to a total work of art inspired him to take on the experiment of blending culinary experiences with VR/AR technologies. He will also discuss the theoretical context and the technical challenges of the project, which was developed with technologies from Optitrack, LeapMotion, and Unity.

About the Speaker:
Mattia Casalegno is an Italian visual artist and teacher based in New York City. His work has been shown in numerous exhibitions and institutions including Mutek Festival in Canada, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts in Taiwan, MADRE and MACRO in Italy, Cimatics festival and Nuit Blanche in Belgium, Optronica in UK, Le Cube in France, OFFF in Spain, AVIT in Germany, Wright Gallery, AxS Festival and LACMA in US.

His work is being featured in publications and catalogues such as “A Touch of Code” (Gestalten), “New Media Design” (Sometti), “Deleuze and Audiovisual Art” (Manchester Metropolitan University), and media outlets as Artforum, Art Tribune, Hyperallergic, Creative Applications, We Make Money Not Art, Art F City. Nominated to the New Technological Art Awards in 2014 and artist in residence at Eyebeam in 2015. He received various grants and fellowships from, among others the CCI – Center for Cultural Innovation, GAI – Young Italian Artists Network, NASCA/NYFA and the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts.

He is currently faculty at the Department of Digital Arts, Pratt Institute, and the Computation, Technology and Culture Department at the Rhode Island School of Design in the US.

To find out more about Mattia Casalegno, you can check out the speaker’s pages.

DigiCon6 Award Master Talk – Shuzo John Shiota

This week’s colloquium will feature the 19th DigiCon6 Award presentation and the Master talk by Shuzo John Shiota, President of Polygon Pictures Inc.

Date: 21 Mar 2018 (Wednesday)
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Venue: M1060 Multimedia Theater, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong

DigiCon6HK

About the Speaker:
Shuzo joined Polygon Pictures (Polygon) in 1999, and spearheaded the company’s transition from a boutique studio to a full-capacity animation service studio. Shuzo was appointed the president and CEO in June 2003. Polygon now houses over 260 staff members, and is renowned worldwide for its animation prowess as well as for its efficient production pipeline. Polygon has created CG animation for films such as “Innocence: Ghost in the Shell,” “Sky Crawlers,” “Hottarake,” and 65 episodes of an Emmy nominated TV series. Polygon also boasts its ability in creating original characters and contents, and has developed projects for Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network.

Shuzo’s producer credits include award-winning short subjects “Croccotires: traction AAA,” “Polygon Family 2,” the TV series “Mr.Digital Tokoro,” which was nominated for the Annies in 2001, and “Boneheads”, a 7 minute short for Nickelodeon.  He has juried in various animation competitions, including Prix Ars Electronica (2003-2006, 2009), SIGGRAPH CAF (2004 & 2005), TBS Digicon, as well as numerous domestic student competitions.  In 2008, Shuzo was chosen as one of the “25 Toon Titans of Asia” by Animation Magazine. He has given talks around the world, among them the USA, Denmark, Germany, France, Korea, Singapore, China, Thailand, and Taiwan.

Shûzô Shiota is known for his work on Transformers Prime<http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1659175?ref_=nmbio_mbio> (2010), Blame!<http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6574146?ref_=nmbio_mbio> (2017) and Transformers: Robots in Disguise<http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3604232?ref_=nmbio_mbio> (2014).

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21/3 (Wed) 2:00pm – 4:00pm Filmart 數碼娛樂論壇 (業界限定)
21/3 (Wed) 6:00pm – 8:00pm 城大邵逸夫創意媒體中心 香港#Digicon6 Asia – HK頒獎典禮及大師分享會 (免費入場)

塩田周三先生Polygon Pictures Inc.總裁/行政總裁/執行總監塩田周三現時是Polygon Pictures Inc.的總裁兼行政總裁。

塩田周三於1999年加盟Polygon Pictures(寶麗光),帶領公司從精品製作室過度至全面的動畫服務製作室。作為製作室主管,他領導團隊將寶麗光的業務擴展至海外,協助製作室成為電視連續劇的領先發展公司,製作針對外國市場的內容。

他的製作屢屢獲奬,包括短篇作品《Croccotires: traction AAA》、《寶麗光家族2》、於2001年獲提名角逐安妮獎的電視連續劇《Mr.Digital Tokoro》,及為Nickelodeon國際兒童頻道製作的七分鐘節目《Boneheads》。他本人亦獲頒發第39屆「年度日間娛樂創作藝術艾美奬」,表揚他作為《Transformers Prime》的執行總監對電視連續劇的貢獻。

塩田周三曾為多項動畫比賽擔任評判,包括《電子藝術大獎》(2003年至2006年、2009年)、《SIGGRAPH電腦動畫節》(2004年及2005年)、《SIGGRAPH亞洲電腦動畫節》(2012年、2014年至2016年)、《TBS Digicon 6》、《安錫國際動畫影展》(2016年)及多項本地學生比賽。在2008年,塩田周三被《動畫雜誌》選為「亞洲25位動畫巨擘」之一。他曾在世界各地演講,包括美國、丹麥、德國、法國、南韓、新加坡、中國、泰國及台灣,另外亦在「2015年 TEDxKyoto」演講。

塩田周三畢業於上智大學,主修國際法律,嗜好是跟樂團合奏。

Film Festival – Women in Bollywood

This week’s colloquium will feature a two-day film festival named Women in Bollywood, in collaboration with the organization Beyond Bollywood, on 24th and 25th March 2018.

The festival is to showcase Bollywood films that positively address the position of women in society. This is designed both for students and the general public and will be free of charge. We will also have a dance event in the afternoon of both days.

There will be sharing and discussions after each screening. We are delighted that the star of Anaarkali of Aarah, Swara Bhaskar, has agreed come to Hong Kong for this event. Ms. Bhaskar is specialized in affirmative female roles. For detailed programme please refer to the posters.

On March 24th

1st screening – PIKU

2nd screening – Dum Laga Ke Haisha

On March 25th

1st screening – Nil Battey Sannata

2nd screening – Anaarkali of Aarah

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These 4 screenings + sharing session will be included as the SM2703 Creative Media Colloquium. Here’s how the attendance will be counted:

Date Name of Screening and Sharing Session Attendance Count
March 24th PIKU + Sharing and Discussion with Lamia Sreya and Devi Novianti Count as 1 attempt. Attendance will be taken after the sharing session.
Dum Laga Ke Haisha + Sharing and Discussion with Jeffrey Andrews Count as 1 attempt. Attendance will be taken after the sharing session.
March 25th Nil Battey Sannata + Sharing & Discussion with Swara + Swara Bhasker in conversation with Richard Allen Count as 1 attempt. Attendance will be taken after the “Swara Bhasker in conversation with Richard Allen” session.
Anaarkali of Aarah + Sharing & Discussion with Swara Bhasker and Dr. Priyanka Jain Count as 1 attempt. Attendance will be taken after the sharing session.

To find out more about this event, you can check out the organization’s pagehttps://www.facebook.com/BEYONDBollywood/ 

Major Elective Talks

In March, Creative Media Colloquium [SM2703] will feature Major Elective Talks to facilitate UG Year 2 & Year 3 students in making informed Major Elective choices. Details are shown below:

Major Elective Talks

Date: 13 March 2018 (Tue)

Time: 16:00-19:00

Venue: M6094 (Future Cinema Studio), 6/F of CMC

 

Introduction to Cluster Group Time

(Q&A included)

Leader(s) of Cluster Group
Introduction to Group 9 – Sonic & Audio Arts 16:00 – 16:15 Mr Charles Chan
Introduction to Group 8 – Photography & Digital Imaging 16:15 – 16:30 Mr Warren Leung
Introduction to Group 10 – Theory, History & Philosophy of Media Art 16:30 – 16:45 Dr Damien Charrieras
Introduction to Group 11 – Integration & Professionalism 16:45 – 17:00 Dr Phoebe Man /

Dr Harald Kraemer

Introduction to Group 7 – Intermedia Art Practices 17:00 – 17:15 Mr Scott Hessels
Introduction to Group 6 – Computational Art, Visualization & Simulation 17:15 – 17:30 Dr Fu Hongbo
Introduction to Group 5 – Cinematic Arts 17:30 – 17:45 To be confirmed
Introduction to Group 4 – Animation 17:45  – 18:00 Prof Tamas Waliczky

Mr Eddie Leung

Introduction to Group 3 – Art, Society & Culture 18:00  – 18:15 Dr Kimburley Choi
Introduction to Group 2 – Art of Game & Play 18:15 – 18:30 Mr Yim Chun Pang
Introduction to Group 1 –
Arts & the Sciences
18:30 – 18:45 Dr Lam Miu Ling

All year 2 and year 3 SCM students are required to attend the above mentioned sessions in order to prepare for your major-elective selection. Interested students who have already completed the minimum credits for Major Electives but want to pursue further before reaching the maximum credit requirement are also welcome. The same attendance policy of SM2703 Creative Media Colloquium will be in place.

Guest Talk – Mike Stubbs

This week’s colloquium will feature Director of FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) Mike Stubbs whose lecture is entitled “Art + Politics”.

Date: 12 Mar 2018 (Monday)
Time: 4:00 pm
Venue: M6094 Future Cinema Studio, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong

Mike's Poster

Topic: Art + Politics

Abstract:
Professor Mike Stubbs, Director of FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) will talk about the vision of the organisation, and how FACT encourages artists to provoke and disrupt mainstream thinking in all strains of programming; Exhibitions, Public Programme, Learning, and finally Research and Innovation. Presenting case studies of artworks which bridge socially engaged practice, poetics and politics, Mike will specifically reference FACT’s exhibitions programme and artists who have previously been commissioned or shown work at the gallery:

How much of this is fiction? (2017) explored the radical shift in the boundary between fiction and reality in a world increasingly governed by ‘post-truth’ politics.

He Will Not Divide Us, LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner (2017) was an artwork created to protest Donald Trump’s inauguration in the United States, shown outside the Museum of Moving Image, New York, and at FACT.

One Year Performance 1980-81, Hseih Tehching (1980-81), shown as part of Liverpool Biennial 2010 brings together the artist’s daily punch cards, photographic documents and a time-lapsed, stop-action film as evidence of his ‘doing time’ at work, made especially poignant given his uncertain status as an illegal immigrant when the work was made.

About the Speaker:
Mike Stubbs has been Director of FACT since May 2007. Previously he was Head of Exhibitions at the Australian Centre for Moving Image (ACMI), Senior Research Resident at Dundee University’s School of Television Imaging and was the Founding Director at Hull Time Based Arts (HTBA). During his career, Mike has commissioned over 250 interactive, site-specific, performative, sonic and moving image-based artworks. Originally educated at the Royal College of Art and Cardiff College of Art, Mike is a film-maker and artist in his own right. His own internationally commissioned artwork encompasses broadcast films, video art, large-scale public projections and new media installation. Recent initiatives include championing the new cross regional AND (Abandon Normal Devices) Festival of New Cinema and Digital Culture, commissioning KMA as part of Shanghai Expo 2010 and launching http://www.fact.tv, an online arts channel.

To find out more about Mike Stubbs, you can check out the organization’s pages.