Digital canvas creates unique viewing experience
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Mr Julian Lee, Assistant Professor of School of Creative Media (SCM), City University of Hong Kong, has created a unique viewing experience combining art with digital technology—a digital canvas. The image on the digital canvas changes as the viewer adjusts his distance from it. Mr Lee will stage a digital canvas art exhibition called “Landscape in the Mist” at the Hong Kong Fringe Club from 6 to 21 May, as one of the highlights of this year’s French Arts Festival (Le French May).
Mr Lee’s interactive art panel is the result of an SCM applied research project on expanded photography that Mr Lee conducted with Mr Phil Shek, SCM Instructor, and Mr Ng Tsz-kwan, a research assistant. Once again, this demonstrates the originality of CityU researchers who explore and pioneer novel creative media. “Rather than an invention, our project is the discovery of an alternative application of LCD and plasma screens, combining the use of computer software and an ultrasonic sensor,” Mr Lee said. He suggested the interactive panel would open up a wide range of possible applications, such as serving as advertisement panels at MTR stations, or as household photos of moving pictures.
An accomplished photographer and film director himself, Mr Lee explained that while he was traveling in
“Just imagine what would happen if the panel is used for a slimming advertisement,” said Mr Lee. “The model could appear to become slimmer and slimmer as a viewer approaches. The possibilities are endless.”