Data Art for Climate Action (DACA2022)

Conference

Data Art for Climate Action (DACA2022) is a dual-hub conference (physical events at two locations - Hong Kong and Graz, Austria that are connected over the Internet) for researchers who focus on the interactive concurrent sonification and visualisation of climate data with a purpose of exploration, awareness, education, and action.

12 Jan 05 Mar 2022
http://dataclimate.org/conference/timeline/
Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre
Poster

(6 January 2022) In view of tighten measures of pandemic measures announced by the HKSAR yesterday, DACA 2022 will be postponed until further notice.

Please stay tuned for rescheduling details!

 


DACA 2022 Conference

Call for Registration Now !

https://epay.cityu.edu.hk/daca2022

 


 

DAT/ACT (DACA 2022 Exhibition)

Poster
 
Exhibition programme details: https://dat-act.scm.cityu.edu.hk/
 
Exhibition is free admission. Registration is required 2 days in advance :  https://forms.gle/XPkzeG3CyWPKnszL7
 

 

Partners:
 
 
Official website: http://dataclimate.org
 

Visitor Arrangements

 

Advance booking is required.

 

All visitors entering the University Campus must be pre-registered via the Visitor Registration System (VRS). The VRS can be accessed via Office Admin under AIMS by departmental staff who has the VRS access privilege.

 

Once the visitor’s information has been submitted via the VRS, an email attached with a specific QR code will be sent to the visitor. The visitor must show the QR code and present his/her personal ID to the security staff at campus entrance on the day of the visit. After confirmation, the visitor will be given a label which is valid for the day.

 

Temperature scanning at campus entrance and facemasks are mandatory for all admitted visitors.

 

Visit arrangement is subject to change, please check our website and social media for latest updates.

Shared Campus: Creative Practices Across Cultures

Shared Campus

The network aims to improve excellence in research and education through enhanced international collaboration.

SCM is one of the founding members of Shared Campus Network, along with Zürich University of the Arts (ZHdK), Taipei National University of the Arts, China Academy of Fine Art, University of the Arts London. "Nowadays, artists and designers are working in international context. They need to be genuinely committed and willing to debate ideas with a global framework.

The Ability to critically reflect on interconnected issues has become key to careers in the arts. For students to acquire these competencies, arts universities must internationalize and establish networks with partners who support and complement each other, to share resources, knowledge and experience, "reflects Prof. Thomas D. Meier, President of ZHdK. Shared Campus aims to develop joint education formats, like a shared framework for an MFA degree, and, digital learning platforms.

The network provides an institutional peer-group of art schools of international relevance, which not only provides international exposure for students, but fosters global benchmarking and synergies in teaching and research. "Shared Campus is a visionary network for international collaboration, which, thinking beyond COVID-19, represents the future of arts and design research and education that SCM is privileged to be a part of, "says Prof. Richard Allen, Dean of SCM.

Shared Campus continues pre-existing collaboration between SCM and ZHdK that started with undergraduate student exchange in the early 2010s. In 2013, ZHdK established the "Connecting Space Hong Kong Zurich" art space in North Point, Hong Kong. This multifunctional location hosted many events like seminars, exhibitions, concerts, and workshops involving colleagues from SCM and other like-minded institutions of higher education in the Hong Kong region and beyond. "SCM was an important collaborator right from the start, representing high quality standards in teaching and research and brining in highly motivated faculty and students.

Cross-cultural opportunities and issues are key to establishing long-term international programmes. Against the backdrop of current development, the history, cultural diversity and richness of Hong Kong offers a highly relevant contribution to this goal, "remarks Prof. Meier. In 2015, SCM and ZHdK begun collaboration on the post-graduate level, through the "Transcultural collaboration" project, in which students attend classes in multiple counties and institutions, in the culture in the region of  their host institutions.

Their semester-long work culminates in an exhibition at one of the partner institutions. "I think it's a very open and welcoming environment that allows students to step out of their comfort zone and discover the creative possibilities hidden within cultural diversity and complexity," observes Mr. Warren Leung Chi Wo, Associate Professor at SCM, who has been instrumental in SCM's participation in Transcultural Collaboration.

The successes of Transcultural Collaboration partnership prompted a series of round-table discussions among the participating institutions that resulted in the present-day Shared Campus Network and culminated in the signing of the network agreement at the Shared Campus Launch Conference at ZHdK in December 2019, which also featured a presentation by Dr. Zheng Bo, Associate Professor at SCM. In Summer 2019, SCM hosted a Shared Campus summer school "Fabrication of Relics" organized by Mr. Leung and co-taught with Mr. William Davis of ZHdK. The course featured a number visiting lectures and workshops by local artists and practitioners, integrating Hong Kong perspectives in the course themes. In the same summer, SCM students participated in the "Hacking Global Pop Icons" summer school at ZHdK.

The activities of the network are organized under five cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural thematic groups consisting of colleagues from the network institutions: 'the "Social Transformation" cluster includes fields like socially engaged arts and social design. "Pop Cultures," a driving force of globalization, engages with both the global mainstream and local subcultures. "Critical Ecologies" is concerned with systems of life and the anthropocene, while "Cultures, Histories and Futures" concentrates issues of tradition and genealogy. The "Tools" group develops digital tools for Shared Campus and the future of art education, including a comprehensive digital platform and dialogical repository known as "KOKO-Next Generation (Academic) Journal,"explains Mr. Daniel Späti, Chair of the Shared Campus Project Team and Head of Transcultural Collaboration at ZHdK.

For summer 2019/20, Shared Campus network had planned two summer schools: "The Ghost in the Walls," to be held in Berlin and Zurich, and, "Hacking Global Pop Icons" to be held in London. As a consequence of the covid-19 pandemic, these were moved online. Upcoming Shared Campus activities at SCM include a curating workshop organized by Dr. Harald Kramer in November 2020, and new iterations of Transcultural Collaboration courses and summer schools. "We see Shared Campus as the most promising model to develop and implement long-term and sustainable education formats and research networks in an international context with the aim to further improve excellence of the Shared Campus partner institutions," notes Prof. Meier.

Read More - visit the network's website at http://shared-campus.com/ and check out the KOKO journal at http://koko.zhdk.ch/

Chris Sandor and Guangzhou VR institute

VR institute

Since September 2020, Guangzhou Greater Bay Area Virtual Reality Research Institute
(BayVR) has established a formal collaboration with City University of Hong Kong’s School
of Creative Media and its Extended Reality Lab. Additionally, BayVR has appointed Dr.
Christian Sandor as its Augmented Reality Evangelist.

BayVR was founded in January 2019, jointly by “Guangzhou Gravitational Wave
Technology Innovation Development Co., Ltd.” and “Huangpu Culture Group”, under the
“Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area” and
“Development Plan for Digital Economy Industry in Guangdong Province”.
The Chief Scientist and Dean of BayVR, as well as the leader of the National Key Discipline
of Optical Engineering at Beijing Institute of Technology, Professor Yongtian Wang has long
been engaged in the study of interdisciplinary fields such as virtual and augmented reality,
and is one of the pioneers in the field of optical augmented reality and virtual reality
technology in China.

The mission of BayVR is to build a infrastructural supporting platform for industry
development, focuses on the fundamental layout of Guangdong's virtual reality field. The
support platform shall be built regarding four main aspects that meets the various needs in the
industry: scientific research, standard construction, digital assets, and technology sharing.
By exerting the traction effect of these major platform projects, BayAR hopes to attract
world-class virtual reality talents and innovation from Hong Kong, Macao and around the
world, to make Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area a national virtual reality
talent breeding ground.