Chair Professor of Media Art and Dean of the School of Creative Media, Director of the Centre for Applied Computing and Interactive Media and Director of the Applied Laboratory for Interactive Visualisation and Embodiment, City University Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
Jeffrey Shaw has been a leading figure in new media art since the 1960's. In a prolific oeuvre of widely exhibited and critically acclaimed works (www.jeffrey-shaw.net) he has pioneered and set benchmarks for the creative use of digital media technologies in the fields of virtual and augmented reality, immersive visualization environments, navigable cinematic systems and interactive narrative. Shaw was co-founder of the Eventstructure Research Group in Amsterdam (1969-1979), and founding director of the ZKM Institute for Visual Media Karlsruhe (1991-2002). In 2003 he was awarded an Australian Research Council Federation Fellowship to co-found and direct the UNSW iCinema Centre for Interactive Cinema Research. Since 2009 Shaw has beenChair Professor of Media Art and Dean of the School of Creative Media at City University in Hong Kong where he is also Director of the Centre for Applied Computing and Interactive Media and Director of the Applied Laboratory for Interactive Visualisation and Embodiment.
The key interdisciplinary research challenges in new media are visualization methods leading to expanded modalities of experience, interactive narrative leading to expanded modalities of story telling, production techniques enabling expanded modalities of creation, and social media enabling expanded modalities of engagement. Prof. Shaw will present a number of unique installations that draw on techniques of stereoscopy, virtual reality and interactivity to achieve the heightened physical and imaginative assimilation of viewer experience. The presentation will also describe innovative technologies and applications currently being developed at the Applied Laboratory for Interactive Visualization and Embodiment (ALiVE), which was established this year at the Hong Kong Science Park by City University. ALiVE explores new paradigms in immersive visualization and interactive narrative, benchmarking the future frontiers of new media in art, entertainment, education and industry.READ MORE