CityU students display creativity at media exhibition

Cathy Lau

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Over 40 outstanding artworks are being showcased at the “Playful Media 2015” exhibition organised by the School of Creative Media (SCM), City University of Hong Kong (CityU) from 22 June to 2 July.

The artworks created by the students combine technology and art. They demonstrate the students’ spirit of discovery and their ability to innovate. They also reveal the creative application of classroom learning to digital entertainment, and a sense of social responsibility. The works include:

  • Way Out 3D, a stereoscopic 3D horror game. The player has to use a wireless flashlight via 3D HDTV to find the keys needed to escape from a house. The game was awarded the “Silver Award” and “The Most Creative Game Award” at the 2015 Game Competition Expo organised by Hong Kong Game Development Association on 13 June.

  • Overview Effect, a 20-minute sci-fi film that explores the coexistence of Hong Kong people and aliens in the future. The aim is to raise public awareness of social problems in Hong Kong. 

  • Yogaaaa is a yoga self-learning installation that uses motion-tracking technology to let users know whether or not they have correct posture.

  • Dragon Dance is a simulation with a unique game controller. Players wave dragon mask to simulate the movement of the dragon dance.

Dr Gao Pengdong, General Manager of vsochina, Professor Arthur Ellis, Provost of CityU, and Professor Liu Zhi-Qiang of the SCM and founder of Playful Media, officiated at the opening ceremony on 23 June.


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