Dr. Chung Wai Ching, Bryan

Associate Professor,
Programme Director of MA

Design Arts

Dr. Chung Wai Ching, Bryan is an interactive media artist and design consultant. His artworks have been exhibited at the World Wide Video Festival, Multimedia Art Asia Pacific, Microwave International New Media Arts Festival and the China Media Art Festival.

In the Shanghai Expo 2010, he provided design consultancy to various industry partners in Hong Kong and China. Chung studied computer science in Hong Kong, interactive multimedia in London, and fine art in Melbourne.

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He develops software libraries for the open source programming platform, Processing. He is the author of the book, Multimedia Programming with Pure Data (Packt Publishing, 2013). At the Academy of Visual Arts, Dr. Chung teaches subjects on interactive arts, computer graphics, and multimedia.

In my creative artworks, data is my major medium and coding is my major artistic practice. My primary research interest is to investigate the creative appropriation of computing technologies, such as computer vision, machine learning, for applications in media arts. The deliverables are often learning resources, open source software that can be effectively integrated into the production process of art making.

“50 . Shades of Grey”, invited exhibition of my software artwork, Artificial Intelligence Art and Aesthetics Exhibition, 03/11/2017-08/01/2018, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST).

“Movement in Time Part 2”, invited exhibition of my computational cinema artwork, Ubiquitous Humanity, The Japan Media Arts Festival Special Exhibition, Hong Kong, The Annex, 26-29 November 2016.

“Movement in Void”, invited exhibition of my brainwave sensing interactive artwork, Microwave International New Media Arts Festival, City Hall Hong Kong, 04-12 June, 2016.

“50 . Shades of Grey”, invited exhibition of my software art work, No References: a Revisit of Hong Kong Video and Media Art from 1985, Videotage Hong Kong, 18 May – 15 June 2016.

“50 . Shades of Grey”, invited exhibition of my Grand Prize award winning work, 19th Japan Media Arts Festival, The National Art Center, Tokyo, 03-14 Feb 2016.

“50 . Shades of Grey”, Early White Exhibition, visual display of framed text written in 6 obsolete programming languages, 1A Space Gallery, 6-28 June 2015.

“Big Data Small Sound”, Living Sound Exhibition, French May, a sonification of open data in Hong Kong, Koo Ming Kwon Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong, 13-16 May 2015.

“Movement in Time II”, Haptic Interface 2014 Conference exhibition, Koo Ming Kwon Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong, Dec 2014.

“Movement in Time”, Microworld Hong Kong, Lumen Prize Exhibition, a generative art that uses optical flow information to analyse and visualise movement information in classic Hollywood film sequences, The Space, Hollywood Road, June 2014.

“Movement in Void – A Tribute to TV Buddha”, brain wave sensing interactive installation, Pure Art Foundation Studio, Sep-Oct 2013.

“Software art, towards an aesthetics of art-oriented programming and programming-oriented art” Doctor of Fine Art graduation exhibition, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Hong Kong, Feb 2011.

“I Second the e-Motion”, interactive installation, Writing Machine Collective, The Digit@logue Exhibition, Museum of Art, Hong Kong, May 2008.

“Be a Hong Kong Patriot, The Fuzzy Wanker”, online version, The 2nd China Media Art Festival, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China, Mar 2008.

“Y2K and the Millennium Butterflies”, CD-ROM project, Multimedia Art Asia Pacific, Beijing, Oct 2002.

“Be a Hong Kong Patriot, Part 1, Love Takes the Victoria Peak”, Kwangju Biennale, Kwangju, Korea, Mar 2002.

“PoorTech – Y2K and the Millennium Butterflies” and “Human Being and Moving Images”, Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Festival for Expanded Media exhibition, Stuttgart, Germany, Jan 2001.

“PoorTech”, World Wide Video Festival exhibition, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Sep 2000.

Movement in Time, Part 2: Motion Analysis in Chinese Martial Art Films and Calligraphy. The Thirteenth International Conference on the Arts in Society, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, 27-29 June 2018.

Book: Pro Processing Images and Computer Vision with OpenCV. NY: Apress, Springer, Oct 2017, ISBN 9781-4842-2774-9.

Journal article: Choi, WY Kimburley, Chung WC Bryan. Engaged critical browsing: Hong Kong home culture presented in hypermedia. Qualitative Research, Sage Journals, 24 June 2017.

Conference Proceeding: Graphic Design Principles and Computer Programming in the conference panel, Computer Programming Education and Creative Arts, International Symposium on Electronic Art, Hong Kong, 2016, P399-400.

Movement in Time: Motion Analysis of Classic Hollywood Film Sequences. The Image Conference, Berlin, 2014.

Software: A new 3D depth-sensing software library, Kinect4WinSDK for the Microsoft Kinect camera in the Processing open source programming environment, 2014.

Book: Multimedia Programming with Pure Data, UK: Packt Publishing, ISBN 978-1-78216-464-7, July 2013.

Book chapter: Young People (1972) in World Film Locations Hong Kong, UK: Intellect, ISBN 978-78320-0214, June 2013.

Artist of the Year, Media Arts, Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2016, Hong Kong Arts Development Council.

Grand Prize award, Art Division, 19th Japan Media Art Festival, 2015 for the artwork 50 . Shades of Grey.

Media Kam Fan Award winner with the McCann World Group, DBIS Interactive for the Coca-Cola’s Happy Whistling Machine interactive advertising campaign, 2008-2009

With the right motivations, situations, resources and facilities, learning happens. I shall consider myself a service provider to coordinate the necessary conditions and to remove all the unnecessary obstacles such that learning can actually take place. Teaching and learning can happen anywhere and anytime beyond the university campus. The adoption of appropriate social media platforms enables students and teachers to build up the synergies and to extend the traditional learning venues to attract international participants.