An International Symposium on Augmented Reality Public Art (cum Opening of Exhibition at the Heritage Discovery Centre, Kowloon Park) and Public Lecture Theory and Practice of AR Art by Tamiko Thiel (cum Opening of Exhibition at Hang Seng Management College) were held respectively on 24th and 26th March 2018.
The events were presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and Hang Seng Management College School of Humanities and Social Science, and jointly organised by the Art Promotion Office and Hang Seng Management College Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Cultural and Creative Industries Programme.
Eight local and foreign artists and experts in Augmented Reality (AR) Art introduced their AR artworks specially created for this occasion at the Heritage Discovery Centre and Hang Seng Management College and their views on the development of Augmented Reality art at the international symposium. The keynote speaker Tamiko Thiel is an internationally acknowledged pioneer in creating poetic spaces of memory for exploring social and cultural issues in both Virtual Reality art (since 1994) and Augmented Reality art (since 2010). She is currently Visiting Professor for Augmented Reality at the University for Art and Design in Linz, Austria. She has created artworks which have been exhibited around the world including Hong Kong, Singapore, London, Munich, New York and Washington DC. Her work has been collected by various institutions including the Museum of Modern Art in New York.