“Algorithmic Art: Shuffling Space & Time” Themed Workshops「演算藝術:劃破時空」主題工作坊
“Algorithmic Art: Shuffling Space & Time” Themed Workshops「演算藝術:劃破時空」主題工作坊
Location:
Room 6213, Lau Ming Wai Academic Building and Room 6050, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre

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In how many ways can art dialogue with the sciences? “Algorithmic Art” shows you a dozen ways to do so. Take part in any of the themed workshops and lectures, each with a special focus, from literature, philosophy and ancient concept of the earth to gaming, artificial intelligences and mathematics. Come get inspired. A special way to spend your X’mas season! 

Free admission, registration is needed. Enquiries  3442 9473 / hlchoi@cityu.edu.hk 

Looking with the eyes, seeing with the brain 眼觀腦察

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Sat 8 December 2018 11:30am – 1:00pm 
Room 6213, Lau Ming Wai Academic Building City University of Hong Kong 
( 83 Tat Chee Ave, Kowloon Tong )

Workshop chair: Dr. Lam Yun Wah (Associate Professor of Department of Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong)
Do we really “see” what is in front of us? In this workshop, Dr. Lam will discuss how visual images are perceived by the brain, and dissects the different reasons that cause the differences of our perceptions.
 
The workshop will be conducted in English
 
The Science in Gaming World 遊戲世界中的科學
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Sat 8 December 2018 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM 
Room 6050, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre 
(18 Tat Hong Avenue Kowloon Tong)
 
Workshop chair: Mr. Thung Kin Tung (Experienced game developer and instructor of School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong)
The speaker will explore few science principles that found their ways in modern day video games. Those principles either become the core of the game plays or they become the core of the enabling technology for those games.
 
The workshop will be conducted in Cantonese
Using Computing to Analyze and Appreciate Movies 用電腦分析與欣賞電影

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Fri 14 December 2018  5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Room 6050, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre 
(18 Tat Hong Avenue Kowloon Tong)
 
Workshop chair: Dr. Hector Rodriguez (Media artist and Associate Professor of School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong)
The use of computers can help us to appreciate the visual characteristics of movies. For instance, we can analyze the colors, shapes, and movements that occur in movies using artificial intelligence. Computing can help us to understand old movies better and also to re-edit them in creative ways. The talk will discuss how the speaker, a media artist, uses computer-based methods to analyze moving images. Examples will involve movement analysis, face recognition, shape analysis, etc. The speaker will illustrate these points using his own art projects.
 
The workshop will be conducted in English
 


Using Computing to Analyze and Appreciate Movies 用電腦分析與欣賞電影

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Sat 15 December 2018 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Room 6050, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre 
(18 Tat Hong Avenue Kowloon Tong)
 
Workshop chair: Mr. Chan Hin Chung (Senior research assistant, School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong)
The use of computers can help us to appreciate the visual characteristics of movies. For instance, we can analyze the colors, shapes, and movements that occur in movies using artificial intelligence. Computing can help us to understand old movies better and also to re-edit them in creative ways. The talk will discuss how the speaker, a media artist, uses computer-based methods to analyze moving images. Examples will involve movement analysis, face recognition, shape analysis, etc. The speaker will illustrate these points using his own art projects.
 
The workshop will be conducted in Cantonese



The Sci-fi World in Games 遊戲中的科幻小說世界

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Sat 15 December 2018  4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Room 6050, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre 
(18 Tat Hong Avenue Kowloon Tong)
 
Workshop chair: Mr Yim Chun Pang (Experienced software engineer and game developer, senior teaching fellow of School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong)
In this workshop, sci-fi will be explored in the perspective of a game developer, from the history, to the mechanism, and the adaptation methods. The sci-fi in the discussion will include Starship Troopers, a 1959 sci-fi, and Jurassic Park, which have been adapted into movies and video games.
 
The workshop will be conducted in Cantonese 




Mathematics and Art 數學與藝術

Sat 12 January 2019 
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Room 6050, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre 
(18 Tat Hong Avenue Kowloon Tong)

Workshop chair: Prof. Felipe Cucker (Head and Chair Professor of Department of Mathematics, City University of Hong Kong)
The workshop will demonstrate how mathematics and art interact more often than we thought in various aspects, tracing back to the mathematical concepts including geometry applied to Renaissance European and classical Chinese paintings.

The workshop will be conducted in English

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Social Issues 人工智能與社會議題

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Sat 12 January 2019  4
:00 PM – 5:30 PM 
Room 6050, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre 
(18 Tat Hong Avenue Kowloon Tong)

Workshop chair: Dr. Tomas Laurenzo (Media artist and Associate Professor of School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong)
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning have been a hot topic in recent years, this talk will discuss the pros and cons of AI and machine learning in various aspects, including moral issues and social development.
 
The workshop will be conducted in English

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