With the creation of Dall-E 2 and other text-to-image software, the classical question – will humans be replaced by AI in the area of art and design was back in the conversation again. Whether positive or negative, the new technology is out there and has made a revolutionary change to the field. Integrating the latest science and technology into art and design education has become a new challenge that art and design educators are facing.
In the upcoming Art x Science Dialogues, we will focus on design and innovation in the digital age and will invite two experts for the conversation - Ms. Alexia Mathieu, Head MA Media Design program at HEAD – Genève, and Mr. Tongzhou Yu, Deputy Director of Institute of Media and Interaction Design at School of Design & Innovation, China Academy of Art. Both speakers will share their perspectives and practices on implementing new technological tools, such as data analysis, machine learning, immersive technology, etc., into the teaching curriculums and their own works.
Join us in the webinar and get ready to dive with our speakers into the new world of design and innovation.
𝟭𝟲:𝟬𝟬 – 𝟭𝟲:𝟬𝟱
Cissy Sun, Head of Art-Science at Swissnex in China
𝟭𝟲:𝟬𝟱 – 𝟭𝟲:𝟮𝟱
Alexia Mathieu, Head MA Media Design program at HEAD – Genève
𝟭𝟲:𝟮𝟱 – 𝟭𝟲:𝟰𝟱
Tongzhou Yu, Deputy Director, Institute of Media and Interaction Design, School of Design & Innovation, China Academy of Art
𝟭𝟲:𝟰𝟱 – 𝟭𝟳:𝟬𝟬
𝗗𝗶𝘀𝗰𝘂𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗤&𝗔
Alexia MathieuHead MA Media Design program at HEAD – Genève
Alexia Mathieu is a UX researcher and design strategist. Her work focuses on user research for interactive products and services, merging human-behavior, cultural and business insights to prototype alternative futures. For the past 7 years, Alexia has led design strategies for several interactive products at New Deal Design in San Francisco, working closely with start-ups, engineers, and designers. She also worked at Crispin Porter + Bogusky in Boulder, Colorado, and London, where she created digital storytelling platforms for brands. Since September 2017, Alexia has been the Head MA Media Design program at HEAD – Genève. With a BA in textile design from La Cambre and an MA in Material Futures from Central Saint Martin’s UAL London, Alexia has built a multi-disciplinary background from interaction design, textile design to advertising. She is currently leading a research project on the narrative potential of digital fashion at HEAD – Genève, supported by HES-SO Genève.
Tongzhou YuDeputy Director, Institute of Media and Interaction Design School of Design & Innovation, China Academy of Art
Tongzhou Yu, deputy director and full-time teacher at the Institute of Media and Interaction Design, School of Design & Innovation, China Academy of Art, member of Shanghai Artists Association, MR Designer.
Bounded in strict but orderly education in China, France, and the UK, resulting in a creative aesthetic combining art and technology. From 2016 to 2022, his works of augmented reality, mixed reality, video installations, and full-dome movies have been exhibited in Wuhan, Hangzhou, Shanghai, London, Jena, and Barcelona.
At the present stage, he focuses on creating spimes on the Reality-Virtuality Continuum to augment human.
Media Design Program, HEAD – Genève
The MA in Media Design is part of HEAD – Genève, the University of Arts and Design offers a two-year professional programme based on learning about interactive design for scientific and social innovation. Whether you are a graphic or industrial designer, a general engineer or computer engineer, you will address the technological and societal challenges generated by artificial intelligence and new interfaces.
The School of Design and Innovation of China Academy of Art (CAA)
The School of Design and Innovation of China Academy of Art (CAA) was established in June 2018 and is based in Liangzhu, the “origin of Chinese civilization” and the “forefront of the digital economy.” In September 2021, the teaching experiment zone for innovative design was established by CAA for the future development of society. As a new growth point for the expansion of disciplines and specialties of CAA and an important part of the construction of the “Double First-Class” initiative, the school adheres to the teaching objectives of “focusing on the integration of art and science, promoting cross-border teaching, creating an innovative community, and reconstructing the design culture.”
The school actively integrates global design education resources, innovates teaching and management mechanisms, creates cutting-edge and comprehensive innovative design disciplines, promotes Internet-based intelligent manufacturing and design integration innovation, and strives to create “new” Staatliches Bauhaus and Vkhutemas in the era of big data and AI media.
Art x Science Dialogues
Art x Science Dialogues is a new webinar series initiated by Swissnex in China in 2020. The webinar series not only presents artistic projects where scientists and research engineers are deeply involved but also looks into new interdisciplinary initiatives and trends. Through the dialogues between artists and scientists, we try to stimulate the exchange of ideas between the two different worlds and explore opportunities for collaboration.