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 Anarkali 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 page 


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

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, an online arts channel.

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

Guest Talk – Daisy Tam

This week’s colloquium will feature Daisy Tam, Assistant Professor at Hong Kong Baptist University, whose lecture is entitled “Securing Our Food System – A Case of Hong Kong”.

Date: 16 Jan 2018 (Tuesday)
Time: 4:00 pm
Venue: M6094 Future Cinema Studio, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong

Daisy Tam's Poster

Topic: Securing Our Food System – A Case of Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s food system exemplifies that of many urban cities, as the global population move towards 9 billion and the majority of the population in SE Asia are expected to move to urban areas, re-thinking our urban food system is urgent. In this lecture, I will be taking a peek behind the scenes of Asia’s gourmet capital. Despite its vibrant food scene, Hong Kong’s food system is in fact not secure. I will be presenting the case study of food rescue and discuss alternative systems and approaches to food security.

About the Speaker:
Daisy is Assistant Professor at the Hong Kong Baptist University where she teaches and does research on urban food systems with a particular focus on food security. Her critical engagement with food began in London where she did her PhD in Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths. Since her return to Hong Kong 5 years ago, she has been focusing her work on food waste, working closely with Food Rescue NGOs to help recover surplus food and distribute it to the needy. She advocates for a food secure city, where good food can be available and accessible to all and drives to build a more ethical and sustainable food system. She believes academic research should benefit society and strives to bring her work to a wider audience, her recent TedX talk reached a live audience of 1200 people and she continues to do public lectures and workshops with the community.

To find out more about Daisy Tam, you can check out the speaker’s pages.


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Guest Talk – Winnie Soon

The first colloquium of this semester will feature Winnie Soon, Assistant Professor at Aarhus University whose lecture is entitled “Humanistic and Computational Thinking Through Practice”.

Date: 12 Jan 2018 (Friday)
Time: 11:30 am
Venue: M6094 Future Cinema Studio, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong

SOON's poster

Topic: Humanistic and Computational Thinking Through Practice

In this talk, I will present some of my artistic works that span the areas of net art, software-based art, and electronic literature. My works examine the materiality of computational processes that underwrite our experiences and realities in digital culture that touch on cultural-social-political topics, such as Internet censorship, the economy of likes, spam and literary culture, politics of APIs, cultural machines and feminist software.

I consider computational practice as a mode of humanistic inquiry to understand the digital culture – a condition that we are highly engaged with, and surrounded by, software and networked systems. I ask how might we understand cultural systems through computational practice? This talk will unfold the importance of computational practice in my thinking and research, examining the infrastructure and implications of cultural systems.

About the Speaker:
Winnie Soon is an artist-researcher who resides in Hong Kong and Denmark. Informed by the cultural, social and political context of technology, Winnie’s work approach spans the fields of artistic practice and software studies, examining the materiality of computational processes that underwrite our experiences and realities in digital culture. Her projects and lectures have been presented internationally at museums, art festivals, universities and conferences, including but not limited to ZKM, Transmediale2015/2017 (Berlin), ISEA2015/2016 (Vancouver, Hong Kong), V&A Museum (London), ARoS Aarhus Art Museum (Aarhus, Denmark), Si Shang Art Museum (Beijing), Pulse Art + Technology Festival (Savannah, USA), FutureEverything Art Exhibition (Manchester), The Wrong – New Digital Art Biennale, Hong Kong Microwave International Media Arts Festival, Taipei National University of Arts, Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design and The University of Hong Kong.

Winnie’s current research focuses on Computational Thinking and Empowerment, working on a book project with Geoff Cox titled “Aesthetic Programming: A Handbook of Software Studies, or Software Studies for Dummies”. Currently, she is Assistant Professor at the Department of Digital Design and Information Studies in Aarhus University.

To find out more about Winnie Soon, you can check out the speaker’s pages.

Guest Talk – Jane PONG

The last colloquium of this semester will feature Data Visualisation Journalist Jane PONG whose lecture is entitled: “The space between: intersecting science and art”.

Date: 05 Dec 2017 (Tuesday)
Time: 4:00 pm
Venue: M6094 Future Cinema Studio, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong


Topic: The space between: intersecting science and art

What does a curiosity-driven career path look like? How do we navigate the boundaries between science, art, and design? In this talk, Jane reflects on her path to data visualisation. She discusses her creative motivations and process, and shares some lessons she’s learnt along the way.

About the Speaker:
Jane Pong is a data visualisation journalist at the Financial Times, where she specialises in data-related information graphics. With a unique background in both science and arts, her work attempts to bring aesthetics to scientific rigor and form to artistic introspection. Jane has previously worked as a graphics editor at South China Morning Post and Reuters. She is a co-organiser of the local chapter of Hacks/Hackers in Hong Kong, an international journalism organisation that brings together journalists and technologists who rethink the future of news and information.

To find out more about Jane PONG, you can check out the speaker’s pages.

Talk on Kung Fu Master Mr. Lau Kar Leung’s Movies

This week’s colloquium will focus on the films of Kung Fu master Lau Kar Leung, with presentations by Prof. Richard Allen, Dean of the School of Creative Media, Mr. Hing Chao and Prof. Jeffrey Shaw.

Date: 25 Nov 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 5:00 pm
Venue: M6094 Future Cinema Studio, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong


Topic: The films of Kung Fu Master Lau Kar Leung

This week’s talk will address three different aspects of Lau Kar Leung’s work. Prof. Richard Allen, Dean of the School of Creative Media, will give an introduction and overview of Lau Kar Leung’s films from a cinematic viewpoint; Mr. Hing Chao will present Leung’s Shaw Brothers era classic films from a martial arts perspective; while Prof. Jeffrey Shaw will discuss the relevance and importance of Leung’s film legacy and how it may be brought into the 21st century with new media.

The International Guoshu Association and SCM are pleased to present six screenings of Kung Fu Master Lau Kar Leung’s films on the 24th and 25th of November. Please find details below — all are welcome!

Film Title
City U, Future Cinema
1 The Spiritual Boxer           IIA Mandarin Chinese & English 24/11/2017 (Fri) 7pm
2 Martial Club           IIA Cantonese English 24/11/2017 (Fri) 9pm
3 Challenge Of The Masters           IIA Cantonese English 25/11/2017 (Fri) 10:30am
4 Heroes Of The East           IIA Cantonese & Japanese (In Parts) English 25/11/2017 (Sat) 12:30pm
5 The 36th Chamber Of Shaolin           IIB Cantonese English 25/11/2017 (Sat) 2:30pm
6 The Eight Diagram Pole Fighter           IIB Cantonese English 25/11/2017 (Sat) 7pm

Guest Talk – Guy Pessach

This week’s colloquium will feature Law Professor Guy Pessach whose lecture is entitled: “Decoding Copyright”.

Date: 14 Nov 2017 (Tuesday)
Time: 4:00 pm
Venue: M6094 Future Cinema Studio, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong

Guy Pessach

Topic: Decoding Copyright

Copyright law, by its very basic nature, imposes a paradox. A tool for incentivizing creative activity, which at the very same time, constrains further creative endeavors of all people, other than the copyright owner. The talk will exemplify this tension through a series of visual works that build upon copyrighted materials; thus, while examining the impact of digital technologies on copyright’s paradox. Digital technologies, so goes the argument, induce the incorporation of flexible “user friendly” standards into copyright law. Yet, concurrently, digital technologies also tend to commodify culture in forms that are similar to copyright’s commodification effect.

About the Speaker:
Guy Pessach is a law professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Law. His main areas of research are Copyright Law, Comparative and International Aspects of the Creative Industries, Law & Technology and Art & Law. In addition to his position at the Hebrew University, Guy is also an affiliate fellow at the Information Society Project, Yale Law School. Guy held visiting positions at Columbia Law School, New York School of Law; Georgetown University Law School, the Center for Transnational Legal Studies, London, City University of Hong Kong, University of British Columbia and the Center for Law, Society and Pop Culture, University of Westminster. Guy has published in leading law journals in the USA, Canada, Germany, Israel and elsewhere, including: University of Southern California Law Review, Osgoode Hall Law Review, The Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, the IIC – International Review of Industrial Property and Copyright Law (Max-Planck Institute Publications), Cardozo Law Review; Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal and IDEA – The Intellectual Property Law Review.

To find out more about Guy Pessach, you can check out the speaker’s pages.


Guest Talk – Nicola FAN

This week’s colloquium will feature Director Nicola FAN whose lecture is entitled: “Design & Film: My Creative Pursuit”.

Date: 07 Nov 2017 (Tuesday)
Time: 4:00 pm
Venue: M6094 Future Cinema Studio, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong


Pursuing the path of a creative in Hong Kong? Feeling that the odds are often against you? Indeed they are, but it doesn’t mean the path isn’t worthwhile. Combining graphic design and film in her visual storytelling, Nicola will share her creative process and approach to her projects; her experience starting out on zero-budget shorts to earning the opportunity to direct her first feature length documentary She Objects, which explores traditional and new media’s influence on young girls and women in Hong Kong. Nicola will also share the lessons she has learnt from paving her career path as a Graphic Designer and Filmmaker, as well as tips to creating your own space and niche.

About the Speaker:
Nicola Fan is a Hong Kong based graphic designer and award-winning filmmaker. Her first feature length documentary She Objects, commissioned by The Women’s Foundation, was official selection for 2016 Sundance Film Festival Hong Kong. It was awarded Best Scientific & Educational Documentary at 2017 Nice International Film Festival. Recommended by Hong Kong International Film Festival, her music video The Eve was sponsored by CreateHK to be sent to film festivals worldwide from 2014—2015. She works as a Director for commercials, music videos, documentaries and short films; and a Creative/Art Director for marketing and advertising design. Her clients included Red Bull, Sunkist, Dior, Samsung, New Balance, J. P. Morgan, Time Warner.

To find out more about Nicola FAN, you can check out the speaker’s pages.

Guest Talk – Lisette Titre-Montgomery

This week’s colloquium will feature video game Art Director and Manager Lisette Titre-Montgomery who will speak on “Video Games: Development and Diversity”.

Date: 03 Nov 2017 (Friday)
Time: 6:30 pm
Venue: M6094 Future Cinema Studio, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong

poster - Lisette Titre-Montgomery

Topic: Video Games: Development and Diversity

Lisette will speak on game design and development, the international game industry, and on the importance of diversity in art, science and engineering.

About the Speaker:
Lisette Titre-Montgomery is an Art Director/Manager with over 17 years of industry experience. Her artistic skills include special effects, character modeling, and texture painting. In addition, she has also managed global art teams in Japan, China, Australia, India, and the Philippines. Lisette has contributed to some of the industry’s highest profile games, including Tiger Woods Golf, The Simpsons, Dante’s Inferno, Dance Central 3, SIMS 4, Transformers Age Of Extinction. Her most recent project is with Double Fine leading the art development for Psychonauts 2. Ms. Titre-Montgomery’s passion is being a diversity advocate for the game industry. She speaks publicly about how game based curriculums are the key to engaging today’s youth in S.T.E.A.M education and careers. Lisette has been a keynote speaker at N.A.S.A., Intel, Black Girls Code, Girls Who Code, and Soledad O’Brien’s Starfish Foundation. She has also been named One of the Most Powerful Women in Tech by Business Insider. She was most recently honored to be invited to The White House to work on initiatives to improve diversity in tech hiring and inclusion.

To find out more about Lisette Titre-Montgomery, please check the speaker’s pages.