Report on Kunshan Digital City of Arts and Culture

By Anisha Joshi

Class of 2022

In the rush and uncertainty with which many of us vacated campus as COVID-19 was taking shape as an epidemic in China, few of us had anticipated how much we would miss Kunshan and beloved DKU. Some of us left, afraid but also hopeful that we could return to campus, or China, safely, hopeful that we would be able to resume at least part of the semester on campus.

And yet, here we are, most of us, five months later still pining for Kunshan, our shining campus with its pristine waters, the trees and lakes most of us have come to recognize as a home away from home. Luckily, students collaborating with the Humanities Research Center under the Kunshan Digital Humanities have been hard at work over last year, carefully archiving unique ways of experiencing this beautiful city.

While initially the student artworks were meant to be displayed in a curated exhibition on campus in spring semester, given the circumstances the projects were presented in an even more innovative way—students who worked on the projects gave Dean James Miller a virtual guide around Kunshan’s many attractions over the course of a day through the ArcGIS StoryMap interface, taking Dean Miller (and the audience) through each of the locations and what was special about them. The student artists’ exploration of Kunshan took place through a variety of mediums, ranging from photography and documentary film making to even performance art. Continue reading “Report on Kunshan Digital City of Arts and Culture”

媒体艺术系列讲座 | 算法时代的叙述者

English

讲座系列介绍

昆⼭杜克⼤学媒体艺术系列讲座活动⾃本⽉起每双周举办⼀次,主办者将邀请媒体艺术领域的领军⼈物给整个昆杜的学⽣以讲座与互动问答的形式来介绍他们的⼯作及实践。第⼀个系列将⽬光聚焦在三位中国本⼟的艺术家与策展⼈身上,他们的作品能够让学⽣了解媒体和艺术在当代中国背景下的更⼴泛的表现。

该系列第三场Zoom在线讲座将于5⽉1⽇(周五)晚9点举办,特邀来⾃北京的策展⼈、研究员龙星如主讲。本系列讲座由 Vivian Xu (徐维静) 教授和 Benjamin Bacon 教授主办,并由昆⼭杜克⼤学艺术与⼈⽂学科及⼈⽂研究中⼼提供⽀持. Continue reading “媒体艺术系列讲座 | 算法时代的叙述者”

The Media Art Speaker Series | StoryTeller in Algorithmic Times

中文

Series Introduction

The Media & Arts Speaker series at Duke Kunshan University is a bi-weekly event that invites leading practitioners in media and arts to speak about their work and practice and engage with our DKU community.

The first short series focuses on three artist and/or curators from China who’s work can give students an understanding of the broader scope of media and arts in it’s present-day manifestation within the Chinese context. Continue reading “The Media Art Speaker Series | StoryTeller in Algorithmic Times”

The Media Art Speaker Series | BioArt and Pan BioArt – With Exhibition Quasi-Nature as Case Study

Friday April 17
9pm China Time/ 9am EST

Zoom Meeting ID: 873-243-562

The second Zoom lecture of bi-weekly Media Art Speaker Series is scheduled on Friday April 17th, 2020 at 9am (US Eastern) / 9pm (China Central) and features Beijing-based curator and researcher Jo Wei. This series is organized and hosted by Prof. Benjamin Bacon and Prof. Vivian Xu, and supported by the Division of Arts and Humanities and the Humanities Research Center at Duke Kunshan University.

This event is open to the public.

媒体艺术系列讲座第二场定于2020年4月17日中国时间晚上9点(美国东部时间早上9点)。这次请到的是策展人、研究者魏颖。媒体艺术系列讲座由Benjamin Bacon教授和Vivian Xu教授策划组织,并由昆山杜克大学艺术与人文学科提供支持,每两周一次在Zoom线上开讲。

活动面向公众开放。

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The Media Art Speaker Series | The Many Facets of Lu Yang’s Work

Friday April 3
9pm China Time/ 9am EST

Zoom Meeting ID: 960-813-811

Prof. Benjamin Bacon and Prof. Vivian Xu from the Media and Arts program are inviting leading Chinese media art practitioners  to speak about their work and practice, and engage with students and faculty. Outside guests are also welcome.

This short series focuses on three artists whose work can give students an understanding of the broader scope of media art and its present-day manifestation within the Chinese context.

The first Zoom lecture of this series is scheduled on Friday April 3 at 9am (US Eastern) / 9pm (China) and features Chinese multimedia artist Lu Yang. Continue reading “The Media Art Speaker Series | The Many Facets of Lu Yang’s Work”