The Zurich Node of the Planetary Collegium. Institute of Cultural Studies, University of Applied Arts, Zurich, Switzerland.

Hung Keung

About the Research His research focuses on the possibilities of the transformation and the representation of Chinese theory in landscape painting into a reinvented interactive environment.My research project is into the designing of interactive features for new public electronic play structures in terms of their visual and audio aspects. It is anticipated that such designs will improve the quality of the community and the leisure environment of Hong Kong, and lead to the development of creative designs for the product design and entertainment industries. The project is an innovative project in applied research and design. It aims to develop ways of mediating interactive movements through physical artifacts (that is, light and sound), and to use video projections, interfaces, and LED monitors to create environments for play and outdoor appreciation. The detailed research objectives of the project are to: create concepts for new digital products, services, and businesses study the relationship among play, narratives, and physical artifacts create new concepts for outdoor playgrounds develop concepts for outdoor interactive play environments with local characteristics and narrative content develop outdoor events with digital aesthetics for public space develop innovative ideas and prototypes resulting in new knowledge, applications and findings that will have a positive impact on society identify future opportunities for cooperation with the business, cultural, social, educational, and public sectors in Hong Kong and mainland China enable citizens to dynamically and interactively experience public playgrounds, leisure areas, and open spaces (including outdoor and indoor environments) by using media/electronic applications About the Researcher Hung Keung, assistant professor at School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His is director of Hong Kong Videotage and the founder of innov+media lab in Hong Kong. Website