Video Game Preservation in Hong Kong (20 Nov 2018)

Date: 
15/11/2018 to 20/11/2018

The Library is pleased to co-organize the following seminar on video game preservation in Hong Kong with retro.hk and Department of Cultural and Religious Studies.  Welcome CUHK members to join and share your video game memories!

Video Game Preservation in Hong Kong

(Seminar content in Chinese only)

Content:

近數十年科技發展迅速,在多年前被譽為時代最先端的遊戲,也會在數年之間被視為落後的產品。因此,比起紙製的書本,以不同的電子媒介所儲存的資料的保存更是刻不容緩。遊戲保育是要把儲放在舊式電子媒介內的資料,以數碼法的形式記錄下來。電腦及電子遊戲基本上代表了所在區域的文化素養,也顯示出工餘時的消遣喜好變化,無論在研究人類的文化娛樂歷史,還是電子程式寫作的進化步伐等,電腦及電子遊戲均擔當著重要的角色。

現時在美國及日本兩地已有機構開始致力於把舊遊戲數碼化及妥善保存,但其活動受限於地域,對於香港、台灣及中國等地的收藏及舊作品則難以觸及。這些華文遊戲雜誌往往反映了中港台三地的年輕人對遊戲的看法及取向,如未能適當地保存起來,實是華民地區的一大損失。

本講座希望讓參加者認識電子及電腦遊戲、遊戲雜誌,包括世界各地及華民地區所製作的產品,實行最適當的保育,並且如何將之數碼化,變成比較容易閱讀的文字數據,讓後來者及研究人員可以隨時參考,也能讓教育工作者更簡單地向學生展示遊戲相關的歷史演進。

 

About the Speaker:

Dixon WU 
Founder of RETRO.HK | Hong Kong Game Association
Game & UX Designer

Dixon graduated from the Art Institute of California, majoring in arts and game design. He later joined the Game Wizards production team and Activision, taking part in the production of the "Spider Man 3" game.

After coming back to Hong Kong, he mainly focused on UX design, reowned for "gamification" to apply game design theories to daily applications. He has taken part in designing the workflow and front end of multiple healthcare modules, including the eHealth records (electronic patient records), the eClassroom system for primary school students initiated by the education bureau, and numerous smartphone apps and games.

Dixon has always been fascinated by videogames. He founded RETRO.HK and Hong Kong's first and only retrogaming expo in 2015. In the same event, he started "RETROCUP" a tournament focusing on classic videogame titles. He later formed a non-profit organization of the same name, educating public on the history, culture and preservation of videogames. He is now also the organizer of the Neo Geo World Tour esports tournament, and the organizer of Classic Tetris World Championship (CTWC) Asia.

 

Facilitator:

Prof. Peichi CHUNG from Department of Cultural and Religious Studies will be the facilitator of the seminar.  She has been conducting research on ludology for 12 years.

 

Date: 20 Nov 2018 (Tue)
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Venue: Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, University Library
Language: Cantonese
Registration: https://goo.gl/forms/Br4tCDMSnif9PByG3
Enquiries: dslab@lib.cuhk.edu.hk

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