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Dr. Gino Yu
Dr. Gino Yu has taught and established multimedia programs and initiatives at institutions including the University of Southern California, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is currently an Associate Professor and Director of Digital Entertainment and Game Development in the School of Design at PolyU where he serves as Program Leader for the MSc in Multimedia and Entertainment Technology and M-Lab, a commercially oriented digital entertainment laboratory he co-founded that provides consulting, research, instruction and develops new commercial opportunities. He founded the Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Association in 2000 and organised Asia's first video game conference in 2001. He's also hosted the 2009 edition of the Toward a Science of Consciousness Conference, Wikimania 2013, and co-curates TEDxHongKong. Dr. Gino Yu received his BS and PhD at the University of California at Berkeley in 1987 and 1993 respectively and has over 80 conference and journal publications. His main area of research focuses on the application of media technologies to cultivate creativity and promote enlightened consciousness. He has spoken at international events including TED, the World Knowledge Forum, the Cannes Lion Festival, rAsia, and the Creative Leadership Summit.

Entries by Dr. Gino Yu

Education in the Age of Information

(4) Comments | Posted October 19, 2011 | 12:34 PM

I work with a team of interdisciplinary faculty to offer a MSc in Multimedia and Entertainment Technology program at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. In our program, each new semester starts with many discussions with students in an attempt to change the preconceptions of what education is and...

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Building and Supporting a Local Community of Change Agents

(3) Comments | Posted October 27, 2010 | 10:58 PM

As an academic, I've spent a lot of time and effort attending conferences to learn things I never knew before, and to meet like-minded people. And over the years have nurtured great friendships with people attending these conferences, and it is those relationships that are the greatest value in attending...

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The TEDx Phenomenon

(0) Comments | Posted August 19, 2010 | 11:15 AM

What started out as an annual conference dubbed an "extended dinner party" 26 years ago has become a global phenomenon. Over the past several years, I've enjoyed attending the TED Conference, watching TED talks online, and viewing the many TEDx live streams as they were broadcast live from...

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Closer to Truth

(0) Comments | Posted October 9, 2009 | 7:03 AM

Every now and then, normal people, living their normal lives, stop and for short period, question what they normally do and why they do what they do, to briefly ponder the "bigger questions" of life, such as those that concern God, Consciousness, and the Cosmos. Who am I? Why am...

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National Health Care and September 11th

(1) Comments | Posted September 11, 2009 | 7:46 AM

With the confluence of the national health care debates and the anniversary of the terrorist attacks, I couldn't help but put the two together and wonder about the psychological impact of the "War on Terror" and its impact on health. While comparisons have been made between the financial costs of...

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Talking About Nonduality

(5) Comments | Posted August 25, 2009 | 5:20 AM

"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."-Albert Einstein

In late October, many luminaries of the nondual community will be gathering in San Rafael, California, at the Science and Nonduality Conference. For those unfamiliar with the term, nonduality is like the final destination for those wanting to...

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Breaking Up Is Hard to Do - The Heart of the Matter

(0) Comments | Posted May 7, 2009 | 9:40 AM

I found myself consoling a friend who recently had his divorce finalized after his wife had left him. I felt disheartened to see his normally happy and engaged demeanor become numb and desensitized. "I've been like this for the past eight months," he told me. His situation reminded me a...

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Media, My Cells, and My Stories

(1) Comments | Posted April 21, 2009 | 10:56 AM

Despite our relatively comfortable lives, Americans have become the most depressed and obese people in the world. We read the latest headlines on the opening page of the Huffington Post and we feel shock and fear. Whether it's the financial crisis, global warming, or another terrorist attack / hijacking /...

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Toward a Science of Consciousness

(1) Comments | Posted April 7, 2009 | 2:39 PM

Most people use money and technology, but don't know the underlying mechanisms of how they work. Similarly, most people go about their daily lives using consciousness, but don't know how it works. In the case of money and technology, we know that someone somewhere has an understanding of how things...

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