Cyber Archiving, Creative Coding,

Data Visualisation and Interactive

Documentary for the Digital Heritage

Narratives of Asia


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The course aims to offer cross-disciplinary approaches to push the boundary of digital narrative by utilizing the cyber archiving, creative coding, and data visualisation  and interactive documentary.

SIGGRAPH ASIA 2020 | Daegu | 第13届亞洲電腦圖形及互動技術會議展覽 | 南韓・大邱


CODE + : Cyber Archiving, Creative Coding, and Artificial                              Intelligence for the Digital Heritage Narratives of Asia

SIGGRAPH ASIA 2020 | Course | November 17th, 2020


The course aims to push the boundary of digital narrative by utilizing the cyber archiving, creative coding, and artificial intelligence.This course investigates and explores the integration between cultural heritage and digital conservation, specifically towards the objects, deities, and sites of China. Through the reflections of the Chinese cultural heritage under the global perspectives of Chinese history, the course raises the awareness of heritage conservation and critical heritage studies towards the origins and the transformations of China in the contemporary era. Academic readings and oral presentations revolving around the theme lectures enhance students’ senses of documentation and restoration by innovative digital techniques in China; Conservator presentations, field trips, gallery visits, and art projects enable students to communicate with practitioners in the field, and examine the values of Chinese cultural heritages under global perspective.


Time: 9:10-10am                                            

Presenter: Prof. Moon Jung Hyun

Title: Creative Coding for the Cyber Archiving of Namsan 


Break: 10:00-10:05am   


Time: ​10:10-11am                                          

Presenters: Sun Yunke, Wang Letian

Title: Mapping and Interactive Documentary of Batik Lawyan in Java  


Break: ​11-11:05am        


Time: ​11:10am-12pm                                          

Presenters: Zhu Yanru, Xiong Haochen

Title: Mixed Reality Narrative for Erhu Artist Arbin                           


Time: 12-12:30pm       

Panel Discussion                  

Closing Session +Q&A 



Prof. Chen Wu-Wei|陳 無 畏  博 士

Assistant Arts Professor 

Faculty of Arts and Sciences 

Affiliated Faculty of Center for Global Asia

NYU Shanghai

Prof. Chen Wu-Wei has served in the broadcast industry as the videographer, non-linear video editor as well as motion graphic designer and animator. Chen has also worked in New York, Beijing,  Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Taiwan as the professional and educator. In recent years, Dr. Chen integrates the concepts of 3D visualization, interactive info-motion design, and digital sculpting into digital heritage content development. Dr. Chen hosts digital heritage forums at SIGGRAPH Asia 2016/2017 and invites interdisciplinary experts (museum contents, architecture, urban planning, curation, and aesthetics) for sharing. Chen's latest papers are accepted by CIPA (Ottawa) and DCH (Berlin).


In 2018, during the exhibition "Transference: Images and Archives of Dazu Rock Carvings" curated by Mr. Qin Zhen at the Sichuan Art Academy Museum, Dr. Chen demonstrates the web-based interactive installation of Counting Beads Avalokiteśvara of cave 125 (Beishan area of Dazu Rock Carvings,  960-1127 A.D.) in the form of point cloud visualization; In the same year, Chen also presents the digitization process to the audiences in New York during the “Virtual Journey: Chinese Buddhism Art and Architecture In the Digital Era ” exhibition curated by Ms. Jinyoung Jin at the Charles B. Wang Center; The author further collaborates with art historians and conservators to host Mellon Buddhist Workshop at the FreerSackler Museum in Washington D.C. to share the experiences and conservation/research concepts from the perspective of digital heritage. The smart heritage development of field research, digital documentation, data collection, exhibition, promotion and dissemination gets mature in the process. To push the boundary, further work can be done by utilizing the GIS mapping, AR mobile apps, and Geocinema to integrate the heritage data into more comprehensive digital narrative.







Time                                   Presenter                               Title 


9:10  -10:00    am                       Prof. Moon Jung Hyun                     Creative Coding for the Cyber Archiving of Namsan 

10:00 -10:05   am                       5-min Break                              

10:10 -11:00   am                       Sun Yunke, Wang Letian                 Mapping and Interactive Documentary of Batik Lawyan in Java

11:00 -11: 05  am                       5-min Break    

11:10  am -12:00  pm                Zhu Yanru, Xiong Haochen              Mixed Reality Narrative for Erhu Artist Arbin

12:00 -12:30   pm                       Panel Discussion                             Closing Session +Q&A               


The half-day workshop will be held in the EXCO, Daegu, South Korea on November 17, 2020. Practitioners, developers, artists, designers, or participants with the investigative minds in digital narrative are most welcome.