The 2018-19 Stetson Spotlight Series continues on April 26 with a presentation by Dr. Dengke Chen, Assistant Professor of Digital Arts, who will speak on “A Comparative Study and Virtual Representation of Construction Technique and Traditional Carpentry of Dong and Han’s wooden Architecture”.
Date: Friday, April 26
Time: 1:30 pm- 2:30 pm
Location: Lynn Business Center 124
Snacks will be available. All are welcome!
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Please encourage your students to attend.
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“A Comparative Study and Virtual Representation of Construction Technique and Traditional Carpentry of Dong and Han’s wooden Architecture”
As one of the minority groups primarily located in the mountains of southern China, Dong people are famous for their unique carpentry skills and traditional construction techniques. By the impact of urbanization and lacks of succession to the young generation, these skills are endangered. My project attempts the preservation of the rare cultural heritage by analyzing and virtual representing Dong’s carpentry skills and construction techniques through interdisciplinary design.
Dengke Chen holds an M.F.A. in new media from the Pennsylvania State University and a B.F.A. in animation from the China Central Academy of Fine Arts. He comes to Stetson from the Pennsylvania State University, where he taught as an adjunct professor and an instructor.
Chen specializes in 3D animation and digital video. As a graduate research assistant, he created animations to describe a balanced approach to integrating environmental, economic, sociological and aesthetic dimensions of landscape through strategic research and design. He has worked on numerous commercial projects and also as an art director for a popular children’s TV show for China Central Television. With a strong art background and professional experience, he explores the magical world of storytelling in his work, which can be new media, 2D or 3D animation, digital painting and comic art.
Stetson Spotlight Series
The Stetson Spotlight Series at Stetson University is a showcase of faculty research, creative inquiry, and other scholarly engagement to the campus community. Presenters are primarily recipients of grant awards through the Stetson Summer Grant Program.
Click here for a complete schedule of the Stetson Spotlight Series.