Field Work

The programmes under the Research Institute for Digital Culture and Humanities (RIDCH) include overseas field work projects. Field work projects will be organized under the Digital Humanities Research Centre and the Digital Culture Research Centre respectively to explore the latest trends of digital culture and humanities in Beijing, Shanghai and Tokyo, the creative hubs of digital media and creative industries.
 
The aims of the field work include:
  • To explore the latest development of the use of digital media in culture and humanities areas;
  • To interview artists, designers and scholars in Beijing, Shanghai and Tokyo of their focus and preference in the digital media arena, and how they work out wonders in the face of various possible challenges and limitations;
  • To examine how digital technology has impacted the humanities and inspired new ways of studies and research;
  • To investigate how the use of digital technology has created new forms of culture;
  • To reveal how human behavior, particularly perception, has been changed by the wide adoption of digital technology in communication and entertainment;
  • To explore how the development of creative arts and cultural industries has contributed to the rise of digital culture;
  • To uncover the educational opportunities as well as challenges in the digital age;
  • To disentangle the cultural policies that have led to the rise of digital culture in the world in the last 50 years, and the cultural politics manifested; and
  • To identify the business opportunities created by the rise of digital culture.
 
 
 
Field Work Trip 2017
 
We are now calling for proposals for field work trips to be conducted in 2017. For more details, please refer to the link below:
 
Please submit the proposal abstract of 250-300 words to ridch@ouhk.edu.hk by 23 December 2016 (Friday) for review. The review process will begin right after your submission, and you will be notified within three weeks after your submission or latest by 5 January 2017 (Thursday) whether or not your submission has been accepted. A detailed proposal will be required upon acceptance of the abstract.
 
 
Field Work Trip 2016
 
Theme:          
Digital Impacts on Animation, Film, Theatre, and Education –
Experience and Experiment from Shanghai and the Yangtze River Delta
 
Persons-in-charge:      
Prof. Kwok-kan TAM, Dr. Sunny S. K. LAM, Dr. Anna W. B. TSO, Ms. Venus Y. M. LAI, Mr. Nelson H. M. TAM, Mr. Vincent S. F. MAK
 
Date:              
15 – 19 May 2016
 
Led by Prof. K. K. Tam, the RIDCH field work trip took place in Shanghai and Hangzhou on 15-19 May 2016 as the second part of the field work series. Researchers who joined the field trip (as listed above) are from diverse disciplines in digital culture and humanities. The field study aimed at understanding the development of digital culture in the Chinese context and its interaction with various art forms, and the trip provided fruitful insights and information on the sustainable development and application of digital media technology in animation, film, theatre, as well as humanities education within the dynamics of Chinese arts and cultural industries in Shanghai and the Yangtze River Delta. 
 
Renowned museums and institutes in the field were visited, and interviews with representatives of these organisations were conducted. 
Museums and institutes were visited included:
  1. China Art Museum
    (中華藝術宮)

     
  2. Shanghai Theatre Academy
    (上海戲劇學院)

     
  3. College of Foreign Languages & Literature, Fudan University
    (復旦大學外國語文文學學院)

     
  4. Shanghai Vancouver Film School
    (上海溫哥華電影學院)

     
  5. Shanghai Film Museum
    (上海電影博物館)

     
  6. Shanghai Animation Film Studio
    (上海美術電影製片廠)

     
  7. China Academy of Art
    (中國美術學院)

     
  8. Shanghai Film Shooting Base
    (上海車墩影視基地)
 
Cultural exchanges were arranged with the following representatives of the museums and art centers:
  1. Prof. HUANG Changyong
    (Vice Chancellor, Shanghai Theatre Academy)

     
  2. Prof. LIU Minghou
    (Director, China Branch of International Association of Theatre Critics, and Professor of Dramatic Literature, Shanghai Theatre Academy)

     
  3. Prof. YANG Qingqing
    (Professor and Chief Designer of College of Creativity Studies, Shanghai Theatre Academy)

     
  4. Mr. DAI Wei
    (Visual Director of Shanghai Virtual Performing Art Lab, and Lecturer of Stage Design, Shanghai Theatre Academy)

     
  5. Prof. SUN Jian
    (Director of Multi-Language Centre, Director of Nordic Literature Research Institute, and Professor of English of the College of Foreign Languages and Literature, Fudan University)

     
  6. Prof. LIU Haibo
    (Vice President and Professor of SHVFS)

     
  7. Mr. David Phillip HAUKA
    (Vice President of SHVFS)

     
  8. Mr. ZHU Yuping
    (Vice President of Shanghai Animation Film Studio Company Limited)

     
  9. Mr. LIU Zhihai
    (Deputy Dean and Associate Professor of School of Media and Animation, China Academy of Art)

     
  10. Mr. Fassbender ZHU
    (Head and Associate Professor of Department of Film & Television, School of Media and Animation, China Academy of Art)

     
  11. Mr. TANG Hongping
    (Deputy Head and Associate Professor of Department of Animation, School of Media and Animation, China Academy of Art)

     
  12. Mr. FU Fan
    (Deputy Head and Lecturer of Department of Film & Television, School of Media and Animation, China Academy of Art)
Information and knowledge gained from this study is useful not only in the sense of investigating case studies for museum studies, film art studies, and children’s literature & digital discourse analysis, but also in providing useful information to the practitioners of visual arts, applied linguistics and film art industry on the possibility of developing new productions in China and the challenges derived.
 
 
 
 
Field Work Trip 2015
 
Theme:          
Digitalization and Museums – Impression and Experience from Tokyo
 
Persons-in-charge:      
Ms Janet Lau and Mr Walter Wong
 
Date:              
23 - 27 August 2015
 
 
The theme of Field Work Trip 2015, the first of the series, is ‘Digitalization and Museums – Impression and Experience from Tokyo’. In order to examine the museums’ digitized exhibiting contents and observe their data curation, Ms Janet Lau and Mr Walter Wong  visit museums in Tokyo that are identified for their innovativeness in digitalization.
 
The field work trip aims to discover how the museums deal with changes and challenges from emerging technologies, visitors, and expectations from artists and curators. Information and knowledge gained from this study is useful not only in the sense of investigating case studies for museum study, but also in providing useful information on data curation and knowledge management to museum directors, artistic staff, curators and other practitioners in the creative industry on how to cope with the rapidly changing environment and expectations.  
 
During the field work trip, the following museums are visited:
  1. National Art Center, Tokyo
  2. 21_21 Design Sight
  3. Louvre - DNP Museum Lab (LDML)
  4. Tokyo Fuji Museum
  5. Mori Art Museum
  6. Miraikan – National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
  7. National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo
And interviews are conducted with the following representatives of the museums and art centers:
  1. Ms. Mina Tanaka
    (Assistant Manager of Interactive Media & Space Design Consulting Consulting Div., Louvre - DNP Museum Lab (LDML))

     
  2. Ms. Yayoi Motohashi
    (Curator of The National Art Center, Tokyo)

     
  3. Mr. Toshiyasu Kamogi
    (Curator of Tokyo Fuji Museum)
 
 
 
Field Work Committee 2016-17
  1. Dr Sunny Lam (Centre Director of Digital Culture Research Centre)
  2. Dr Anna Tso (Centre Director of Digital Humanities Research Centre)
  3. Dr Amic Ho
  4. Mr Makin Fung
  5. Ms Venus Lai
  6. Ms Garfield Lau
  7. Ms Rachel Ip
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