Browse Exhibits (4 total)

Digital Galleries of Cultural Heritage

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This exhibition showcases student-produced digital galleries of different cultural heritages from Hong Kong, China and other parts of the world. These galleries are the capstone projects of the course CCCH9051 Digitizing Cultural Heritage in Greater China.

Student Artifacts



Exhibit Description

The five artifacts are:

BLACK SWAN: The swan sculpture that creators have constructed is a three-dimensional embodiment of the numerous ideals of transformation that they familiarized themselves with throughout the course of the semester, and a visualization of utilizing the skills they learned in class to analyze the movie ‘Black Swan’ thoroughly. However, this piece incorporates ideas beyond the scope of the movie as well, which precisely serves as the reason why they have carefully crafted this artwork to be our capstone project.

THE DENIAL OF DENYING: This art piece is inspired by a song called “Brave” from Idina Menzel. In the song, it says, “And I might still cry, and I might still bleed, these thorns in my side … I can't be afraid, cause it's my turn to be brave.” It delivers the message that one should find courage despite the fact that the world is filled with desperate, since we are the master of our own fate.

ACCESS DENIED: This sketch is an appropriation art of an online Photoshop artwork titled “Large (8)” by artist dibandgazbrothersis. To better illustrate the negative atmosphere, the creator chose pencil sketches to make use of the black-and-white color tone.

ANXIETY: The sketch was inspired by the real scene that the creator has experienced. The creator created this art piece to reflect the anxiety after being denied, trying to restore that sorrowful scene.

SHELL: The paper is a basic material of this sculpture. The creator glued the soft paper pieces one by one with his hands. Through the whole creating process, the creator wanted to show that by accepting himself (the parts that I wanted to hide and avoid), he can be himself.

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Student Posters

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Exhibit Description

The posters are from three Areas of Inquiry:

AoI - Scientific and Technological Literacy: The aim of raising students’ levels of scientific and technological literacy is to enable them to engage critically with knowledge and discourse on science and technology and to respond actively and appropriately to issues surrounding scientific and technological advancements.

AoI - Global Issues: The aim of this AoI is to enable students to think globally and live as informed and active members of a global community.

AoI - China: Culture, State and Society:  The aim of this AoI is to enhance the interest and intellectual ability of students in understanding China from past to present and from different disciplinary perspectives and to engage them in critical inquiries of the issues and problems faced by China.

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Student Videos


Exhibit Description

The videos are from two Common Core courses:

CCCH9051 - Digitizing Cultural Heritage in Greater China: This course aims to help students better recognize and appreciate the importance and values of cultural heritages in Hong Kong, China and around the world, and to open their eyes to how digital technologies can be used to conserve and preserve cultural heritage worldwide. Three digital preservation projects will serve as running examples throughout this course: one from Hong Kong (e.g., the King Yin Lei virtual reality website), one from Mainland China (e.g., the e-Dunhuang online gallery), and one from Europe (e.g., the Europeana digital collections). Students will also gain a broad understanding on how economic development and heritage preservation impact us as global citizens in this information age. 

CCST9060 - Exploring Human Longevity: In this course, we will explore the intersection between science, technology, ageing and longevity. Reviewing how modern medicine and science have already influenced a longer human lifespan, we will take an evidence-based approach to evaluate the science behind ageing and the promise of emerging technologies relating to prolonging life, ageing, and chronic diseases.

CCHU7003 - The Arts across Cultures: In this course, we will embark on an exciting journey to India. We will explore the diverse ethnic, religious, artistic and social realities of India by experiencing them in their own contexts. We will examine issues of Indian society, religious beliefs, economy, and globalization through music (Ravi Shankar’s “West meets East,” Sufi Rock), visual arts and crafts (Delhi street art, erotic art, block printing), body art (Mehndi), film (Bollywood and rap), architecture (Taj Mahal in Agra, Hawa Mahal in Jaipur), etc.

Through this interdisciplinary exploration, the students will learn the basic tools to critically reflect on the emergence and impact of human creativity and innovation in the context of the arts of India. This will be done, in part, through field trips to what is known as the Golden Triangle cities of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. We will visit different socio-cultural settings in these three cities, engage in a wide range of experiential learning activities, and interact directly with local students and the community of the Dayalbagh Educational Institute (DEI) in Agra.

Students from HKU will partner with students from the DEI to investigate, reflect, and collaborate on a project focused on the crossover between arts and sciences, with a thematic focus on “Nature, Culture, and Cities.” In groups, students will work on issues of cultural diversity and their preservation, environmental issues and sustainable living, specific challenges Indian students face living in cities, and the arts, sciences and technology’s role in meeting those challenges. The aim is to develop an inquiry-based, interdisciplinary, and creative project that will be shared in the form of public dissemination event both in Agra and in Hong Kong.

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