STUDIO FOR NARRATIVE SPACES @CITYU

RAY LC

assistant professor, city university of hong kong, school of creative media

RAY practices amongst spatial interactions and neuroscience for building empathic bonds, uniting expertise in HCI, new media, and narratives. He has exhibited at Elektra, NYSCI, Ars Electronica, NeON, New Museum, NY Documentary Film Festival, Floating Projects, Osage. Awarded by Japan Society for Promotion of Science, NSF, NIH, Microsoft Imagine Cup, Verizon Connected Futures, Adobe Design Award, Davis Peace Foundation.

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Hongshen Xu (Dixon)

graduate student, city university of hong kong

Hongshen is a PhD student at the School of Creative Media, previously earning his Masters in Game Science and Design at Northeastern University, where he studied moral dilemma in interactions with Non-Playable Characters stereotyped in various roles. He's also an avid online gamer and competitor.

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Zijing Song (Lillian)

graduate student, city university of hong kong

Zijing is a PhD student at the School of Creative Media, with a Masters in Curatorial Art and Media. She is working on narrative design for climate action strategy. She has a background in media production and sociology, obtaining her Masters in Society, Culture and Media at University of Leeds. She's into polaroid photography and exotic plants.

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Lina Zhang

graduate student, city university of hong kong

Lina is an HCI researcher and creative designer, currently a PhD candidate at the School of Creative Media. She holds a masters in Integrated Digital Media from New York University. Her interests are in haptic robotics, tangible media, and design of intelligent interfaces. She also participates in the Japanese sword play of Kendo.

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Zeynep Erol (Zey)

undergraduate student, middle east technical university, turkey

With an artistic background, Zey is a Computer Science and Engineering student at METU, Turkey. She is currently a deep learning research intern at HKUST, Hong Kong, and working on creative AI-based projects at CityU. She is interested in filmmaking, generative art, and experimental media. Zey also enjoys social latin dancing.

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Eray Ozgunay

undergraduate student, Bilkent University, turkey

Eray is a senior Electrical and Electronics Engineering student at Bilkent University. He is interested in applying engineering and related fields to computational creativity. He is a generative art enthusiast and emerging artist, working with machine learning techniques like tSNE and GANs to provide holistic perceptions of sound, image, and text data.

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Luoying Lin

undergraduate student, southeast university, nanjing

Luoying is a 3rd year undergraduate student majoring in industrial design. She believes in perceiving the world by empathizing with unfamiliar groups in depth, building a habit of perspective-taking. She is particularly interested in shader languages, 3D modeling, and interactive installation. She also makes cute animal animations.

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Staff and Alumni

Kasin Fong - RA SCM MFA, programmer installation artist.
Anthon Zhang - RA SCM CS, programmer machine learning.
Marco Lok - RA SCM BSC, designer installation artist.

(alum) Suifang Zhou - Masters student, now Northeastern HCI.

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Joining Us

Fully funded positions for highly motivated students and researchers are available. Preference for open communicators across academic-artistic lines in one of: Interaction (HCI, HRI, performance); Creative Tech (XR, 3D, EEG, installation, fashion tech); Computation (ML, CV, robotics); Neuropsych (spatial interaction, implicit learning). Positions are competitive and limited to 1-2 per cycle. Email RAY with CV, and see link below.

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