[-empyre-] Hung Keung: Resolution for Digital Futures

Timothy Murray tcm1 at cornell.edu
Sun Feb 1 11:13:17 EST 2009

The philosophy of Daoism has influenced China for more than 2000 
years. Daoism is a school of thought traced to the mythical figure of 
Laozi and the scholar Zhuangzi, one of the founders of the philosophy 
of Daojia, or school of the Way. Precise definitions of Daoism are 
controversial due to the complexity of its role in Chinese history. 
Daoist thought focuses on issues such as comprehending the nature of 
reality and the moral order in life. The character Dao translates to 
the term: "way" or "path" and lies at the centre of Daoist 
traditions. Just as the terms 'being' and 'truth' have played a key 
role in shaping Western philosophy, the term Dao is of utmost 
significance in Chinese philosophical thought.

Bio:  HUNG Keung (Hong Kong)  graduated from the Hong Kong 
Polytechnic University (92), the Chinese University of Hong Kong 
(95), and the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design with an 
MA (Film & Video) (97). In 2004, Mr Hung founded imhk lab, with 
involvement of new media art research, interactive software 
development, application and production.  He was a Visiting Scholar 
at the Center for Art and Media (ZKM) in Germany (01-02) and is 
currently a PhD candidate at The Planetary Collegium,at the 
University of the Arts in Zurich, Switzerland. Since 1995, Mr Hung 
has been involved in the creative and research aspects of film, video 
and new media art.  He was awarded a numerous prizes including the 
Best Short Ambient Video Award at the BBC British Film Festival (98); 
the Best of EMAF at the European Media Art Festival Germany (98); the 
Winner of the Prize of Excellence at the Hong Kong Arts Biennial 
(01); an Honorable Mention (New Media) in the 7th International 
Festival of New Film & Video, Croatia (02), and a Special Mention 
Interactive CDROM Award at e-phos, The 3rd International Festival of 
Film & New Media on Art held in Athens, Greece (02). Between 1999 and 
2007, he received the Gold Award and a Special Mention at the Hong 
Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards, and the Best of Code 
Award at the Microwave International New Media Arts Festival. He was 
awarded DAAD Scholarship (02) and ACC Fellowship (05) as a Visiting & 
Research Scholar in Germany and the United States.

Renate Ferro and Tim Murray
Co-Moderators, -empyre- a soft-skinned-space
Department of Art/ Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art
Cornell University

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