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City University’s Extreme Environments Programme: Antarctica Presented by the School of Creative Media


The Extreme Environments programme links to City University’s groundbreaking Discovery-enriched Curriculum. This year the University-wide initiative brings students to one of the most remarkable science sites on the planet: Antarctica.

 

The Antarctica Expedition and Exhibition explores how artists, researchers and scientists working together can collect and interpret environmental data using new forms of creativity and visualization. Students will carry out research in the remote science stations of environmentally-significant Antarctica to create media art and design projects that offer new approaches to understanding climate change and sustainable solutions.

 


https://antarctica.scm.cityu.edu.hk/about.html

Total number of projects : 14

Total funds raised : US$25,864

CURATED PROJECTS

The team will collect multi-direction sound recordings and anemometric readings of the Patagonian and Antarctica winds. Their studies will focus on the katabatics, powerful gravity-driven wind gusts generated by...

2138%
US$8,205
Funded
THE WIND: How Do You Capture The Wind? Art & Science

THE WIND: How Do You Capture The Wind?

Project by Chow Yun Fu, Vladimir A. Baskov

The team will collect multi-direction sound recordings and anemometric readings of the Patagonian and Antarctica winds. Their studies will focus on the katabatics, powerful gravity-driven wind gusts generated by...

2138%
US$8,205
Funded

As our ozone layer increasingly thins over Antarctica, the UV-B radiation intensifies on the surface influencing the growth of its already-struggling vegetation. To survive, some lichens possess antioxidants that protect...

582%
US$2,234
Funded
THE LICHEN: How Do You Survive With No Ozone? Art & Science

THE LICHEN: How Do You Survive With No Ozone?

Project by WONG Man Yi Mani, LO Tsz Ning Twinnie

As our ozone layer increasingly thins over Antarctica, the UV-B radiation intensifies on the surface influencing the growth of its already-struggling vegetation. To survive, some lichens possess antioxidants that protect...

582%
US$2,234
Funded

The team will research the phenomenon of The Penguin Wave, a group cluster behavior that results in heat generation. Using thermal vision cameras at various rookeries, the team will detect penguin waddle...

523%
US$2,007
Funded
THE PENGUINS: How Do Penguins Stay Warm? Art & Science

THE PENGUINS: How Do Penguins Stay Warm?

Project by Chan Yik Hong, Chak Gan Cheong, Wong Chun Kit

The team will research the phenomenon of The Penguin Wave, a group cluster behavior that results in heat generation. Using thermal vision cameras at various rookeries, the team will detect penguin waddle...

523%
US$2,007
Funded

By studying and contrasting Tierra Del Fuego’s notorious role as a penal colony and Antarctica’s unique political structure of international agreement, the team will explore criminological and environmental issues related...

400%
US$1,535
Funded
THE PRISONERS: What’s It Like To Live So Isolated? Art & Science

THE PRISONERS: What’s It Like To Live So Isolated?

Project by Lee Ka Ki, Tsang Hoi Yu

By studying and contrasting Tierra Del Fuego’s notorious role as a penal colony and Antarctica’s unique political structure of international agreement, the team will explore criminological and environmental issues related...

400%
US$1,535
Funded

Using an analysis of flag trees, a Patagonian phenomenon where trees are misshaped into complex forms by wind and other environmental forces, the team will consider the organic systems as models for...

376%
US$1,444
Funded
THE TREES: How Environmental Forces As Compared To Business Strategies? Art & Science

THE TREES: How Environmental Forces As Compared To Business Strategies?

Project by Au Pui Yee, Chan Hoi Yin Heidi

Using an analysis of flag trees, a Patagonian phenomenon where trees are misshaped into complex forms by wind and other environmental forces, the team will consider the organic systems as models for...

376%
US$1,444
Funded

The Antarctica Expedition and Exhibition explores how student artists, researchers and scientists working together can collect and interpret environmental data using new forms of creativity and visualization. Students...

110%
US$1,407
Funded
Exploring Antarctica through Art and Science Art & Science

Exploring Antarctica through Art and Science

Project by Scott Hessels and students

The Antarctica Expedition and Exhibition explores how student artists, researchers and scientists working together can collect and interpret environmental data using new forms of creativity and visualization. Students...

110%
US$1,407
Funded

Using immersive 3-D projection, the team will use procedural and generative animation applied to a range of datasets to recreate the experience of an Aurora Australis, Antarctica’s night sky display of solar flares interacting with...

356%
US$1,369
Funded
THE AURORA: Can I Walk Around In The Sky? Art & Science

THE AURORA: Can I Walk Around In The Sky?

Project by Anantika Mehra, Mubarak Marafa

Using immersive 3-D projection, the team will use procedural and generative animation applied to a range of datasets to recreate the experience of an Aurora Australis, Antarctica’s night sky display of solar flares interacting with...

356%
US$1,369
Funded

The team will act as the statisticians for the entire project—collecting, analyzing and displaying data from everyone and everything ranging from food intake to photos taken to messages home. Matched with chemical and...

345%
US$1,324
Funded
THE NUMBERS: Can You Write This Down? Art & Science

THE NUMBERS: Can You Write This Down?

Project by Sung Pui Yin, Debarun Dhar, Wu Chung Man

The team will act as the statisticians for the entire project—collecting, analyzing and displaying data from everyone and everything ranging from food intake to photos taken to messages home. Matched with chemical and...

345%
US$1,324
Funded

The team will utilize microbiology, time-lapse microscopy, DNA sequencing and programming to study the life cycle and biological footprints of microorganism meta-populations in Hong Kong, Argentina and Antarctica...

303%
US$1,164
Funded
THE MICROORGANISMS: How Do You Live Between Sea and Fresh Water? Art & Science

THE MICROORGANISMS: How Do You Live Between Sea and Fresh Water?

Project by Tse Sau Man, Liao Shun, Shen Xiao Yan

The team will utilize microbiology, time-lapse microscopy, DNA sequencing and programming to study the life cycle and biological footprints of microorganism meta-populations in Hong Kong, Argentina and Antarctica...

303%
US$1,164
Funded

Angie is working professionals in the CityU’s Surveying Department to study the complex geometry of ice. Using the tools of surveying to measure the shape and structure of icebergs, the data will be processed through...

296%
US$1,139
Funded
THE ICEBERGS: How’s An Iceberg built? Art & Science

THE ICEBERGS: How’s An Iceberg built?

Project by Ngan Tsz Yui Angie

Angie is working professionals in the CityU’s Surveying Department to study the complex geometry of ice. Using the tools of surveying to measure the shape and structure of icebergs, the data will be processed through...

296%
US$1,139
Funded

The expedition will be in Antarctica at the moment of the Southern Solstice and this unique timing allows this team to perform light studies that compare the brightness of the midnight sun and Hong Kong’s extreme light pollution...

273%
US$1,049
Funded
THE LIGHT: Will You Turn Off The Lights? Art & Science

THE LIGHT: Will You Turn Off The Lights?

Project by Wong Ho Yin, Lau Ching Wa

The expedition will be in Antarctica at the moment of the Southern Solstice and this unique timing allows this team to perform light studies that compare the brightness of the midnight sun and Hong Kong’s extreme light pollution...

273%
US$1,049
Funded

Using shape detection and measurement technologies, the team will collect data on a variety of 3-dimensional forms directly connected to the narrative of the environment issues encountered in Antarctica and...

265%
US$1,017
Funded
THE SHAPES: How Do You Tell A Story With Just Shapes? Art & Science

THE SHAPES: How Do You Tell A Story With Just Shapes?

Project by Cui Daquan, Tang Xiaoting

Using shape detection and measurement technologies, the team will collect data on a variety of 3-dimensional forms directly connected to the narrative of the environment issues encountered in Antarctica and...

265%
US$1,017
Funded

The contrast of one of the world’s most densely-populated places with one of the world’s sparsest, the team will explore proximity and distance in physical and cultural contexts. Antarctica’s Proximity Statement...

256%
US$985
Funded
THE DISTANCE: Can You Hear Us? Art & Science

THE DISTANCE: Can You Hear Us?

Project by Tsui Wing Yung Jessica, Yuen Siu Yuk, Lau Ching Wa

The contrast of one of the world’s most densely-populated places with one of the world’s sparsest, the team will explore proximity and distance in physical and cultural contexts. Antarctica’s Proximity Statement...

256%
US$985
Funded

The team will utilize both qualitative and quantitative tools from Sociology, Ethnography and Psychology to understand preconceived ideas about Antarctica and how they will change after the expedition. Using the...

256%
US$985
Funded
THE PERCEPTION: I Already Know What It’s Like. No Questions. Art & Science

THE PERCEPTION: I Already Know What It’s Like. No Questions.

Project by Ko Hiu Ki, Fung King Him

The team will utilize both qualitative and quantitative tools from Sociology, Ethnography and Psychology to understand preconceived ideas about Antarctica and how they will change after the expedition. Using the...

256%
US$985
Funded