From January to May of 2012, I hiked the MacLehose Trail, a 100-km trail located in Hong Kong’s mountainous and subtropical New Territories. I relied upon my familiarity with photography to make sense of a foreign environment – acting as viewer and subject along this journey. The photographs are a contemporary extension of the traditions established by early twentieth-century travel photographers while simultaneously portraying the contemporary view that the “virgin” landscape is a fantasy and that place is a human construct. This exhibition catalog features twenty full-color photographs printed in the same dimensions as my exhibition prints (vertical images being the only exceptions).
This video is part of a larger photographic series documenting my entire journey along the MacLehose Trail. I wanted to share this video so everyone can have a better understanding of the conditions I photographer under and the challenges I faced while hiking. I also hope this video will inspire others to take their own journey, because I quickly found out that the risks are completely worth the rewards!
This book is perfect for the most avid Mega Man fan as well as someone who has never played a video game in their life. Prior knowledge of the Mega Man video game series is not necessary, but those who grew up playing Mega Man will have a greater appreciation for the nostalgic quality of my images and the information included with each character. My series pays homage to Mega Man by creating blueprints inspired by the characters from the video game franchise and displaying them in the same vernacular as a common product catalog. Each character reflects the current trend in the world’s economy that employees are expendable and machines are expected to be multi-functional. The inclusion of statistics and facts with each character further enhances the propaganda-filled experience with a clearly Pro-cyborg agenda.
The 200X CPCM International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA200X) was held in Jacksonville, Florida, May 3 - 8, 200X. The theme of the conference was "500 Years of Robotics," reflecting on the amazing achievements of the field, starting with Leonardo da Vinci's robot, and then discussing the broader impact of cyborgs and automation research, development and education. The conference was attended by over 1487 attendees and featured 64 papers, 10 keynotes celebrating 500 Years of Robotics, 5 plenary lectures and 32 workshops. This video features a slideshow presented by KING ROBOTICS promoting their new line of cyborgs and their 200X Product Catalog, on sale today! The music from this presentation can be downloaded at www.ocremix.org, song title: Circuit Breaker, remixed by 'Injury.'