“Teaching is about making some kind of dent in the world so that the world is different than it was before you practiced your craft.” —— Stephen Brookfield.
As an educator in media arts and technology, my aim is to motivate students to break down the wall between art and engineering with their personal explorations. The most efficient way to achieve this goal within a short period of time is to lead a project-based course/workshop. To these ends, I practice and continually refine pedagogical strategies that reveal how a project can provide a full experience of scientific research as well as artistic creation. A typical project in my course usually contains three interlaced parts (literature review, hands-on experience, and presentation & critique), and each part can show students one or two important disciplines in arts-engineering research.
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From Street Photography to Computational Aesthetics
Central China Normal University, Wuhan China, 2016
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Central China Normal University, Wuhan China, 2015
Media Arts & Technology, University of California Santa Barbara, CA, 2015