Phenomenological Aesthetics Towards Buddhism Art
佛 教 藝 術 現 象 美 學
Topics In Digital Buddhism
Assistant Arts Professor | Chen Wu-Wei
Dr. Chen integrates the concepts of 3D visualization, interactive info-motion design and digital sculpting into digital heritage contents development. Dr. Chen also hosts digital heritage forum at SIGGRAPH Asia and invites experts of interdisciplinary areas (museum contes, architecture, urban planning,
curation and aesthetics) for sharing. Chen's latest papers are accepted by CIPA , DCH and Springer publication.
This course belongs to the series of topics in Digital Buddhism(Phenomenology, Iconography, Pedagogy, Technology). It aims to re-explore Buddhism Art through the scope of Phenomenological Aesthetics in Continental Philosophy. Agenda of the course includes Embodiment and Technology; Aesthetics Experiences; Temporal and Spatial Art; Reflection, Meditation, and Inspiration of Buddhism Art.
Pedagogical approaches of the course will strike a balance between theorization and creation. Students will be guided to explore the Phenomenology and utilize the philosophical thoughts to deploy the concepts in their visual work.
"CRAFTING FOR SPIRITUALITY" PROJECT
In the “Crafting for Spirituality: A Pedagogic Project”, Professor Chen Wu-Wei enhances students'
knowledge of artistic, cultural, technical aspects associated with digital sculpting using Z-Brush, Maya and Mudbox. Students get to explore character design and concept imagery through speed sculpting while integrating historic sculptures, decorations and motifs.
Image courtesy | 3D printing test | Remy Bustani