Guest Talk – Jen Lewin

On 01 Mar 2017 (Wednesday), we’ll have Artist Jen Lewin in a colloquium session co-organized with Hong Kong Arts Festival. The topic is “Please Touch The Art”. The talk will be started at 6:30 pm in M3017 Lecture Theatre.

Date: 01 Mar 2017 (Wednesday)
Time: 6:30 pm
Venue: M3017 Lecture Theatre, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong

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Topic: Please Touch The Art

Abstract:
From indoor communal spaces to outdoor parks and plazas, Jen Lewin challenges you to move beyond intention into action with engaging light based works. Her interactive public sculptures use cutting edge LED technology, mesh networks, and IoT to bring lighting and sound to life. She pushes the boundaries of urban spaces with a strong artistic vision, creating installations that create landmarks and gathering points while transforming public space and invigorating community. Come and be inspired by Lewin’s work, process, and vision as she covers the history of her dynamic work and its path into the exciting future.

About the Speaker:
Jen Lewin is an internationally renowned sculptor based in New York, who works with light and interactive media. Over the last 15 years, Lewin has honed her highly technical medium to fabricate large-scale interactive sculptures that combine light, sound and motion to encourage community interaction.

Lewin’s use of technology as a medium challenges popular conceptions of new media works and their limitations. Focusing on pieces made for public use, she thinks beyond the conventional art exhibition to create an experience that brings vibrancy to neighbourhoods and public spaces. At once organic and electronic, Lewin’s playful sculptures leave the viewers enchanted and surprised while encouraging delight through their engagement with the work.

Jen Lewin, her designs, and installations have been recognized with an Architizer A+ Award. Her works have been featured at events in the US and in cities all over the world including Sydney, Singapore, and Gwangju. She has had solo exhibitions in the United States, Portugal and England. Lewin served as Creative Director for the Ceren Project and Ivee Project at The Sundance Laboratory for Advanced Computing in Design, as well as lead designer for ITN (Saber) in Palo Alto.

Artist’s official website: http://jenlewinstudio.com/

For more details on the program, please refer to http://www.superpoolhkaf.org/

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Guest Talk – Mauritius Seeger

We will have Video Artist Mauritius Seeger in our next colloquium held on 28 Feb 2017 (Tuesday) to give a talk with the topic “Creative coding and Interactivity “. The talk will be started at 5:00 pm in M6094 Future Cinema Studio.

Date: 28 Feb 2017 (Tuesday)
Time: 5:00 pm
Venue: M6094 Future Cinema Studio, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong

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Topic: Creative coding and Interactivity

Abstract:
This talk will outline my artistic and commercial work in the field of creative coding, interactive media installations, computer vision and live video performances. Specifically this talk will focus on how combining these different disciplines can lead to powerful new ways of presenting and experiencing art.

About the Speaker:
Mauritius Seeger is a video artist and programmer who has a strong interest in lens-based media: music videos, short films and photography. Much of his current work focuses on interactive aspect of video installations that draw on his experience in computer vision, combining his passion and experience in video with the power of software to create engaging audience responsive installations.

To find out more about the speaker, you can check out the his personal webpage and studio webpage.

Guest Talk – Shawn Frayne

We will have the CEO and co-founder of Looking Glass Shawn Frayne in our next colloquium held on 21 Feb 2017 (Tuesday) to give a talk with the topic “The Future History of Volumetric Display: A Retrospective circa 2046”. The talk will be started at 5:00 pm in M6094 Future Cinema Studio.

Date: 21 Feb 2017 (Tuesday)
Time: 5:00 pm
Venue: M6094 Future Cinema Studio, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong

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Topic: The Future History of Volumetric Display: A Retrospective circa 2046

About the Speaker:
Shawn is the CEO and co-founder of Looking Glass, a Brooklyn and Hong Kong-based startup that is advancing the world’s first lightfolding volumetric displays. Prior to Looking Glass, over the past decade Shawn invented or co-invented new technologies in the fields of green packaging, solar water disinfection, small-scale solar power, non-turbine wind power generation, and volumetric printing. For this work, he has been awarded the Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award, noted as one of the ‘20 Best Brains Under 40’ by Discover Magazine, and listed on Inc Magazine’s ’30 Under 30’ rising business leaders list. Shawn has his B.S. in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

To find out more about Shawn Frayne, you can check out the speaker’s pages.