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

345%

funded

US$1,327

raised of US$385 fixed goal

Funded

on 14 December 2013

Launched: 15 Oct 2013

Funding ends: 14 Dec 2013

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.

Project Description

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 biological readings of contextual and environmental surroundings running in parallel with expedition member data, the team will use programming and animation to create a large-scale interactive infographic of the entire project including a real-time continuous feed back to Hong Kong of all the datasets.

Team Bio

Pui Yin is a scientist who has been performing chemical and biological experiments since secondary school. Her primary area of interest now is in Analytical Chemistry and she is currently conducting research under the guidance of a CityU professor. Indian International student and programmer Debarun is involved in ongoing research and simulation work under the Campus Internship Scheme. He has won the International Space Settlement Design Competition held at NASA and has received the Young Achiever Award by the Rotary Club of Madras, India, for his numerous achievements in secondary school. Charmaine is a multimedia artist with a focus on branding and interface design. She has won the HK4A’s Student Bronze Award and has also worked on prestigious commercial projects like the West Kowloon Renewal Project. As the student ambassador of the Hong Kong Design Center, she has participated in the Hong Kong Design Year Milan Study Tour.

Support & Sponsorship

Antarctica offers unique research opportunities but the stark fact is that each one of us has to bear the HKD 30,000 travel cost. We view this money as an investment in our personal futures and the future of our planet.

We welcome individuals or corporates to support this once in a lifetime journey for us young passionate individuals wanting to make a difference. All funds received, whether raised from the main project or the 14 individual projects, will be evenly shared by all students. These funds go directly to us, and are not connected to the university. The money is meant to offset our travel costs, and assist our families to lessen their financial burdens and hardship. We all need your generous support!

Please also kindly check the link below for all the 14 projects. We are grateful for your monetary help, support and encouragement.

http://www.fringebacker.com/en/team/projects/city_university_programme/

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

HK$100

(approximately US$13*)

  • Thank you for your support! Your name will be mentioned in our exhibition and website

Estimated Delivery: Dec 2013
11 Backers

HK$300

(approximately US$39*)

  • Postcard Set from Antarctica
  • Projection of your Individual name in Antarctica, we will document it and send it back to you in a choice of 3R/4R size photo
  • Your name will be mentioned in our exhibition and website

Estimated Delivery: Dec 2013
1 Backer

HK$500

(approximately US$65*)

  • Signed Exhibition Catalogue
  • Postcard Set from Antarctica
  • You will have access to our Antartica trip update
  • Your name will be mentioned in our exhibition and website

Estimated Delivery: Dec 2013
1 Backer

HK$800

(approximately US$103*)

  • Postcard set from Antartica, designed by our teammates. We will send a selected postcard from Antartica / Argentina
  • You will have access to our Antartica trip update.
  • Your name will be mentioned in our exhibition and website

Estimated Delivery: Dec 2013
0 Backers

HK$1,000

(approximately US$129*)

  • Signed and Framed Limited Edition Photograph from Expedition
  • You will have access to our Antartica trip update.
  • Your name will be mentioned in our exhibition and website

Estimated Delivery: Dec 2013
1 Backer

HK$3,000

(approximately US$385*)

  • A photobook detailing our expedition and what we encounter in Antarctica, with our accounts and though on the journey
  • Postcard set of Antarctica
  • You will have access to our Antartica trip update.
  • Your name will be mentioned in our exhibition and website

Estimated Delivery: Dec 2013
0 Backers

HK$5,000

(approximately US$641*)

  • 3D Printed Artwork created from Data Collected in Antarctica
  • You will have access to our Antartica trip update.
  • Your name will be mentioned in our exhibition and website

Estimated Delivery: Dec 2013
0 Backers

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  • We welcome any pledge amount. Thank you for supporting the project without any rewards.

4 Backers