Cesar Harada – Guest Lecture

8th Guest Lecture in Creative Media Colloquium this semester with:

Cesar Harada

Date: Tuesday March 31, 2015
Time: 5.00pm – 6.00pm
Venue: 6/F Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre M6094 Future Cinema Studio

Cesar poster

Title: Creating a Purposeful Community in Hong Kong

Abstract:

How can we create innovative communities in Hong Kong? How can we get people from different backgrounds to work together on meaningful technologies for Social and Environmental impact? How can we get citizens to contribute to art and science on-line and offline in a community space? In this lecture, Cesar Harada will present recent Open Hardware robotics work, environmental sensor research and the latest developments of MakerBay, Hong Kong largest makerspace that will open soon in Yau Tong.

About the speaker:

Cesar Harada is a French-Japanese Inventor, Environmentalist and Entrepreneur, currently developing the Protei – a revolutionary shape shifting sailing robot. He is a TED Senior Fellow, Unreasonable at Sea Entrepreneur, Figures of Progress (by GOOD and IBM), and passionate about “Open Hardware for the Environment” with a strong focus on ocean communities and technologies.

Cesar is a graduate from the Royal College of Arts London, Design Interactions Department, and worked at MIT Boston USA as Project Leader, Construction Manager of the iHub in Nairobi Kenya, and recently at Goldsmiths University, London. Cesar won the Hong Kong StartMeUp Grand Award, led the Open-H2O (former Open-Sailing) to win the ARS Electronica Golden Nica [Next Idea] (Austria) and the VIDA awards of Fundacion Telefonica (Spain).

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