WMC_e7 第七輯

Annotations 進深註釋讀書會

Annotation is a conversation series to shed light on the possibilities of “taking action.”

To make the symposium contents more accessible, we will cultivate open conversations with the general public in the Annotation session. Participating speakers may take up one of the seminar lectures to develop local agendas, speak on a self-selected essay announced prior to the discussion, or present a general response to issues related to the WMC_e7 events – all with the hope to cultivate more in-depth, intimate, and contextual conversations with local audiences. Hong Kong-based and local researchers and scholars will be invited.

We hope the online sessions would reach a wider group of audiences who seldomly engage in the critical and cultural contexts on the contemporary digital society.

「進深註釋讀書會」是一系列探討公眾和個人的行動實踐的對談。

我們將透過註釋讀書會與參與者展開對話,務求使研討會的內容變得更易於理解及具可行性。參與討論的演講嘉賓包括本港的學者和研究人員,他們可以就其中一個研討會的範疇提出適用於本地的詮釋和應用,或自選文章作深入討論,或對文字機器創作集第七輯的相關議題作出回應,並與觀眾進行更深入、更親密及針對語境的交流。

活動以網上形式舉行,希望與鮮有參與當代數碼社會的批判和文化討論的公眾建立交流。

Online registration 網上報名


CPU Dumplings Workshop: Sharing Session
CPU 餃子工作坊分享會

2022-07-20 (Wed) 19:30-21:00
Speakers 講者: Sam Chan 陳顯宗, Wong Chun-hoi 王鎮海 (Artist-educators of CPU Dumplings Workshop CPU 餃子工作坊藝術家導師), Doris Poon 潘韻怡 (Observer 觀察員), Dr Linda Chiu-han Lai 黎肖嫻博士
Moderator 主持: Winnie Soon 孫詠怡
Language 語言: Cantonese 粵語

CPU Dumplings Workshop is a cooking experience to learn the fundamentals of computation. Participants perform all the operations of a CPU (Central Processing Unit) by learning to chop chives, mince onions, fill and fold dumplings. Riding on the workshop concepts and infographic developed by Taeyoon Choi, the Hong Kong-based artist-educators had delivered workshops for the professionals from the education sector in last November.

Coming to an end of the education programme, this session will converge the artist-educators for exchanging their workshop experience and point of view on STEAM practice.  Workshop curator, Winnie Soon, will moderate the talk while Project Supervisor, Linda Lai, will share her ideas on interdisciplinary learning from the educator’s perspectives.

CPU 餃子工作坊是一個學習電腦運算基本原理的烹飪體驗。參與者通過製作餃子的過程,包括切碎食材、調味、填餡、包餃等工序,模仿電腦中央處理器(Central Processing Unit,CPU)的操作。去年11月,香港的藝術家導師根據工作坊原創者——南韓藝術家崔泰潤的構思和他所設計的資訊圖表,為本地教育工作者舉辦了多場工作坊。

參與此教育項目的藝術家導師將在註釋讀書會上交流他們的工作坊經驗,以及他們對實踐STEAM教學的想法。此節對談由工作坊策展人孫詠怡主持,文字機器創作集項目監督黎肖嫻亦會從教育工作者的角度分享她對跨學科學習的見解。

|About the Speakers  關於講者

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Winnie Soon is an artistic coder and researcher interested in queering the intersections of art and technology, engaging with topics like queer code and coding otherwise, digital censorship, experimental diagramming and software publishing. With works appearing in museums, galleries, festivals, distributed networks, papers and books, they are the author of two books titled “Aesthetic Programming: A Handbook of Software Studies” (with Geoff Cox) and “Fix My Code” (with Cornelia Sollfrank). Winnie is the co-initiator of the art community Code & Share [ ] and the co-editor of the Software Studies Book Series (MIT Press). They are currently Associate Professor at Aarhus University and visiting researcher at the Centre for the Study of the Networked Image (CSNI), London South Bank University.

孫詠怡生長於香港,是一位藝術程式創作者及研究學者,對探究技術和藝術交會相當感興趣。其作品見於美術館、畫廊、藝術節、分散式網路、文章及專書,分別與Geoff Cox和Cornelia Sollfrank合著《Aesthetic Programming: A Handbook of Software Studies》及《Fix My Code》二書。孫氏為藝術社群Code & Share [ ] 的聯合發起人,也是Software Studies Book Series(麻省理工學院出版社出版)的聯合主編。孫氏現為丹麥奧胡斯大學副教授,以及倫敦南岸大學網絡圖像研究中心(CSNI)的客座研究員。

Dr Linda Chiu-han Lai, Associate Professor (intermedia arts) at the City University of Hong Kong’s School of Creative Media (SCM), is a research-based interdisciplinary artist, seeking extension of her doctoral training in Cinema Studies to relevant artistic and theoretical endeavours. She persists in artistic creation as the practice of theory. As a critical researcher on the History of Everyday Life, her works are historiographic experiments, visual and auto-ethnography, and archiving practices of urbanity, popular culture and more. At SCM, she founded generative art, sound art and visual ethnography for the ungraduated curriculum. With no restriction to artistic mediums, she turns art-making into criticism, history-writing, gaming and voyages of discovery. Her works have appeared in key venues worldwide – International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Open City London Documentary Festival, LOOP Barcelona, Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Women Make Waves (Taipei), and experimental film/video festivals in Seoul (EXiS), Taipei (EXiT), Macao (EXiM), Kuala Lumpur (KLEX) and Hong Kong (HKEX), among others. She was named Media Artist of the Year in 2018 by Hong Kong’s Art Development Council. Lai is founder of the new media art group Writing Machine Collective and the artist-run participatory art initiative The Floating Projects.

黎肖嫻博士為香港城市大學創意媒體學院互媒藝術副教授,同時也是以研究主導創作的跨領域藝術家。於紐約大學電影研究系取得哲學博士之後,不斷尋究由電影延展開去的相關藝術和理論探索,一直不離不棄『理論就是行動實踐』的信念。在藝術創作和學術研究上,環繞歷史書寫、視覺和自傳式民俗志、都市研究和資料類集之間的批判性關聯,核心總離不開敍事的政治性,強調語言活動的詭辯。在創意媒體學院,她為本科生開創了衍生性藝術、聲音藝術及視象民俗志學科。黎氏的作品曾於世界各地展出,包括德國奧柏豪辛國際短片節,Open City 倫敦紀錄片藝術節、巴塞隆拿LOOP影像藝術節、相遇國際錄像藝術節—巴黎/柏林、首爾實驗電影錄影節、捷克伊赫拉瓦國際紀錄片影展國際紀錄片、臺北女性影展,以及首爾(EXiS)、台北(EXiT)、澳門(EXiM)、吉隆坡(KLEX)及香港(HKEX)等地舉辦的實驗電影/短片節。2018年,獲香港藝術發展局頒發「藝術家年獎(媒體藝術)」。黎氏為新媒體群體「文字機器創作集」的創辦人,及參與性藝術群體項目「據點。句點」的發起人和實驗者。


Living in the Age of Convergence: (working through) the scientific images, manifest images and the aesthetic images
活在融合趨同的時代:科學圖像、顯化圖像和審美圖像引來的新本體論

2022-07-30 (Sat) 19:30-21:00
Speaker 講者: Dr Linda Chiu-han Lai 黎肖嫻博士
Language 語言: Cantonese 粵語

* Please note the talk has been rescheduled to Saturday, 30 July 2022, 7:30pm (HKT) due to unforeseen circumstances.
* 講座延至7月30日 晚上7:30(香港時間)舉行,敬請留意。

What is the “quotidian” or the “everyday”? The 21st century witnesses not only growing attention to (big) data, but also how data processing is an integral part of population management and multi-national corporate entrepreneurialism. We can afford no more to live according to the comfortable compartmentalization of the arts, humanities, sciences and engineering, the social sciences and business studies. This talk raises one angle of rethinking the call for interdisciplinarity from the perspective of visual culture. Illustrated by three kinds of co-existing and juxtaposing images, the talk argues for the need for the everyday person to embrace new ontologies and asks what that may mean. Scholars/philosophers cited include Wilfrid Sellars, Daniel C. Dennett, Whitehead and Deleuze.

何謂「日常」?二十一世紀見證着各界對(大)數據的日益關注,以及數據處理如何成為人口管理和跨國企業主義不可或缺的一部分。我們再不能安逸於文、理、社科、工商學科的乾淨劃分。「跨界」誠然是個流行術語,卻不經意間植入了我們的日常生活領域。此註釋讀書會環節將由視覺文化的現象出發,透過展示「科學圖像」、「顯化圖像」和「美術圖像」在大眾傳播論述中交替並置的混合使用,提出一個辨識「跨學科」的角度,以致該如何活著。講者將提出存活於二十一世紀重新設定存活的本體論的必要性,並叩問當中的含意;引用的學者和哲學家包括塞拉斯( Wilfrid Sellars)、丹尼特(Daniel C. Dennett)、懷海德(Alfred North Whitehead)和德勒茲(Gilles Deleuze)等。

|About the Speaker 關於講者

Dr Linda Chiu-han Lai, Associate Professor (intermedia arts) at the City University of Hong Kong’s School of Creative Media (SCM), is a research-based interdisciplinary artist, seeking extension of her doctoral training in Cinema Studies to relevant artistic and theoretical endeavours. She persists in artistic creation as the practice of theory. As a critical researcher on the History of Everyday Life, her works are historiographic experiments, visual and auto-ethnography, and archiving practices of urbanity, popular culture and more. At SCM, she founded generative art, sound art and visual ethnography for the ungraduated curriculum. With no restriction to artistic mediums, she turns art-making into criticism, history-writing, gaming and voyages of discovery. Her works have appeared in key venues worldwide – International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Open City London Documentary Festival, LOOP Barcelona, Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Women Make Waves (Taipei), and experimental film/video festivals in Seoul (EXiS), Taipei (EXiT), Macao (EXiM), Kuala Lumpur (KLEX) and Hong Kong (HKEX), among others. She was named Media Artist of the Year in 2018 by Hong Kong’s Art Development Council. Lai is founder of the new media art group Writing Machine Collective and the artist-run participatory art initiative The Floating Projects.

黎肖嫻博士為香港城市大學創意媒體學院互媒藝術副教授,同時也是以研究主導創作的跨領域藝術家。於紐約大學電影研究系取得哲學博士之後,不斷尋究由電影延展開去的相關藝術和理論探索,一直不離不棄『理論就是行動實踐』的信念。在藝術創作和學術研究上,環繞歷史書寫、視覺和自傳式民俗志、都市研究和資料類集之間的批判性關聯,核心總離不開敍事的政治性,強調語言活動的詭辯。在創意媒體學院,她為本科生開創了衍生性藝術、聲音藝術及視象民俗志學科。黎氏的作品曾於世界各地展出,包括德國奧柏豪辛國際短片節,Open City 倫敦紀錄片藝術節、巴塞隆拿LOOP影像藝術節、相遇國際錄像藝術節—巴黎/柏林、首爾實驗電影錄影節、捷克伊赫拉瓦國際紀錄片影展國際紀錄片、臺北女性影展,以及首爾(EXiS)、台北(EXiT)、澳門(EXiM)、吉隆坡(KLEX)及香港(HKEX)等地舉辦的實驗電影/短片節。2018年,獲香港藝術發展局頒發「藝術家年獎(媒體藝術)」。黎氏為新媒體群體「文字機器創作集」的創辦人,及參與性藝術群體項目「據點。句點」的發起人和實驗者。


Introduction to Machine Learning for Artists
予藝術家的機器學習講義

2022-07-31 (Sun) 19:30-21:00
Speaker 講者: Dr Héctor Rodríguez 羅海德博士
Language 語言: English 英語

This session will be an informal and introductory presentation of basic ideas in machine learning intended for a general and non-expert audience. Ideas will be presented from the standpoint of a computational artist. We will therefore pay particular attention to the basic elements that constitute machine learning as a potential medium for artistic expression.

此註釋讀書會環節為普羅大眾及業餘人士解說機器學習的基本概念。內容以數碼藝術家角度為本位,探討機器學習構成藝術表達的基本元素。

|About the Speaker  關於講者

Dr Héctor Rodríguez is a Hong Kong-based digital artist and theorist whose work explores the unique possibilities of computational technologies to reconfigure the history and aesthetics of cinematic art. He received the Best Digital Work award in the Hong Kong Art Biennial 2003, an Achievement Award at the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Awards 2012, and was included in the Jury Selection of the Japan Media Art Festival 2012. He was named Media Artist of the Year in 2019 by Hong Kong’s Art Development Council. He was the Artistic Director of the Microwave International Media Art Festival in 2004-2006, and is Director for Research and Education for the Writing Machine Collective. He was also the founder of Hong Kong’s first undergraduate major in Art and Science.

羅海德博士是以香港為基地的數碼藝術家和理論家,其作品探索電腦技術如何重塑流動影像的歷史與美學的獨特貢獻。其作品曾獲「香港藝術雙年展2003」優秀獎、「香港當代藝術獎2012」優秀藝術家獎,以及日本「文化廳媒體藝術祭2012」評審委員推薦。他於2019年獲香港藝術發展局頒發「藝術家年獎(媒體藝術)」。曾擔任微波國際新媒體藝術節的藝術總監(2004-2006年),現為文字機器創作集的研究及教育總監。他為香港首個文理學士課程的創辦人。