Soft Launch Programme 2022
International Summer Boot Camps for Ages 12-18
We are pleased to offer two-course options: Metaverse Architect and Game Design Fundamentals.
Join our boot camps from anywhere in the world and attend live virtual sessions hosted from Hong Kong.
No prior knowledge is required.
Dr. Kal Ng
Course Organizer & Lead Lecturer
PhD Arch (HKU) B.Arch (Oregon)
Kal is a programme director and lecturer at the University of Hong Kong, Dept of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering. His research focuses on narrative through virtual experiences. His research results in AR Professor App Development, to facilitate better online learning by virtual reality and augmented reality. He also works with curators and programmers for specialized VR 360 content for the imseDome developed at HKU.
Mr. Mike Kwok
Course Organizer & Instructor for Game Design Programme
MDes (Harvard) M.Arch (HKU) BSSc (AS) (CUHK) HKIA ARB (HK)
Mike is a registered architect, and currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. He is a 2019 Hong Kong Jockey club - Harvard fellowship awardee. He has extensive experience in the application of video game engines to architectural discourses. His studies focus on Architectural narratives, film, VFX, and the video game medium.
Ms. Lisa J. Lai
Course Organizer & Instructor for Metaverse Architect Programme
M.Arch (HKU) B.A(Hons) (Manc) HKIA ARB(HK)
Lisa is a registered architect exploring the intersection of technology and architecture. Her works ranges from physical and VR spatial experiences, metaverse social interactions to XR performances. She also teaches virtual worlds/ virtual reality at the University of Hong Kong, Dept of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering.
Ms. Ayaka Yamashita
MDes (Harvard) BSc.Agriculture (Tokyo)
Ayaka is a co-founder and director of EDAYA, a creative bamboo multi-disciplinary collective, she leads design/art, education, and community development projects. EDAYA’s work became the diversity and SDGs study content for junior high school students in Japan, introduced in the nationwide textbook.
Mr. James Chan
MPhil IMSE (HKU) BSc CS (CUHK)
James is a virtual-reality application developer at the University of Hong Kong’s department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE). His research projects includes automated 3D virtual environment creation using machine learning, and application development for game engines.
Ms. Stephanie Lee Yeung
MDes (Harvard) BA Arch (Cooper Union)
Stephanie is a licensed architect in New York State. Currently, she is working at a Creative Tech company that uses art and technology to create immersive experience designs. She was the recipient of the Harvard-Brazil Cities Research Grant and Young Kieser Research Award.
Mr. Hermano Luz Rodrigues
MDes (Harvard) MA (Castillat-La Mancha) BA (Brasilia)
Hermano focuses on mixing visual culture with technology for more inclusive and participatory practices. He has exhibited and published internationally as an artist and contributed to diverse and interdisciplinary projects as a designer, curator, and researcher.
Mr. Harry Yeung
MPhil Com Lit (HKU) BA (HKU)
Harry is a teaching assistant and a research assistant at the University of Hong Kong. His studies focus on video games and online gaming communities using critical theory with a particularly interested in how people actually play and make use of a game. His current research focuses on the modding communities of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.