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Future of Art-Tech in Kowloon East

Future of Art-Tech in Kowloon East


MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node x Cyberport x Our Hong Kong Foundation x Hong Kong Design Centre

麻省理工學院香港創新中心  x  數碼港  x  團結香港基金  x  香港設計中心

Date: 5 Feb 2021 (Fri)  

Time: 9:30am – 5:30pm (One-day workshop)

Venue: MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node 

Target Audience: Start-ups in Tech domain, Artists, Domain Experts and East Kowloon Cultural Centre (EKCC, LCSD)

日期:5 Feb 2021 (Fri)  

時間:9:30am – 5:30pm (爲期一天的工作坊)






This workshop aims to unveil and discover the new possibilities that Art Tech can bring into the performing arts industry by the mindful collaboration between traditional artisanship and modern technology.  This one-day Design Thinking workshop hosted by MIT HK Innovation Node brings together expertises from both fields – Arts x Tech – to co-create via an interactive workshop session led by Hong Kong Design Centre.




The workshop will cover:

  1. Why design and design thinking are the key to unlocking opportunities in human-centric innovations;
  2. How renowned organisations in the world are applying design thinking for enjoyment and creation of art and in tech R&D;
  3. A new type of leadership that emphasises the power of humility and creativity; and
  4. A hand-on experience of the co-creation process to re-imagine in experiencing art in the future with experts in the field.


  1. 爲什麽設計和設計思維對於激發以人爲本的創新至關重要;
  2. 國際知名機構如何運用設計思維來享受和創造藝術,並運用於科技研發;
  3. 一種注重謙遜開放和大膽創新的新型領導模式;以及
  4. 與藝術科技領域專家一起動手實踐,共同創造,重新想象未來的藝術體驗。

Organizer: MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node

Co-organizer: Cyberport

Supporting Organization: Our Hong Kong Foundation

Design Thinking Knowledge Partner: Hong Kong Design Centre







About Us

Smart City Initiatives – Kowloon East Inclusive Innovation & Growth (Phase 2)

MIT Node is committed to looking for opportunities and spaces for local development. Reflecting on the social impact of digital technology development, we focus on human-centric technology use and explore innovative approaches to promote social equality and community participation. Currently, we are actively preparing for a practical Phase 2 Pilot Programme (Workshop) of Kowloon East Inclusive Innovation & Growth Project, and working with local collaborators to realize the various possibilities of the project. Through the three pilot programs (workshops), we aim to identify and connect with local partners, and gather opinions from our first cohorts of participants of the target communities. Our target communities include: Migrant Stay-home Women (25-54 years old), Disadvantaged Youth (15-24+ years old), and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Education Technology. In 2020-2021, we plan to implement a number of design workshops to bring together the MIT team and local partners in Hong Kong, and use professional knowledge and creativity to develop the strategies for better allocation of multiple resources in Kowloon East.


智慧城市計劃 – 九龍東共融創新與成長項目(第二階段)

MIT Node 現正致力尋找機會及空間,反思及探索數碼科技如何促進社會平等性及社區參與,廣於從數碼科技的發展方向,並重點在於以人為核心的發展探索角度。現正積極籌備可實際操作的第二階段先導計劃(工作坊) ,並與本地合作夥伴一起實現項目的各種可能性。三項先導計劃(工作坊)務求識別及連結本地合作夥伴,並從首批目標服務群組中,集結不同參加者的意見。目標服務群體包括: 新移民長期待家的女士(25-54歲);處於弱勢的青年(15-24+歲),及發展教育科技的中小型企業。 於2020-2021年,計劃推行多個設計工作坊,務求將麻省理工學院團隊、香港的本地合作夥伴聚集起來,用專業知識和創意集中研究九龍東多項資源分配的策略。