New | Integrating the Technologies of the Institute for Information Industry and Related Industries Including Smart Touring, Smart Glasses, iBeacon, the Cloud, AR, Smart Films, Precision Machinery and Optical Projection Sculpting to Create a Model of Mobile Museum Operation
Impact | Collaboration Between Eight Taiwanese Animation Companies to Create 33 Character Models and Producing Hollywood-class 4K High-Definition Animations
Key | Collaborating with 14 Creators and Integrating Taiwan’s Technological as well as Cultural and Creative Capacity to Provide Museums with Integrated Services and to Drive Prospective Smart Industries
Evidence | A National Place Museum Exhibition Held Simultaneously in Both Taipei and Chiayi, Winning the Acclaim of the Pope, the Cardinal, and Various Italian Industries Attracting approximately two million visitors from Taiwan and 100,000 visitors from Italy Winning the Gold Remy Award at the 49th World Fest-Houston International Film Festival as well as the Platinum Remi Award for the New Media - Interactive – Adult / Professional Category A myriad of digital technologies to provide visitors with a new exhibition experience
The Institute for Information Industry (III) has collaborated with the National Palace Museum in organizing the Giuseppe Castiglione - Lang Shining New Media Art Exhibition, which opens in October 2015. This exhibition offers visitors a brand new viewing experience and provides insight into the life and paintings of Lang Shining.
When Italian missionary Giuseppe Castiglione came to China around three hundred years ago, he forged a unique style of painting by incorporating Western techniques of shading and perspective with traditional Chinese materials such as paper and silk that was adaptable to the emperor’s taste. To emphasize the theme of “artistic exoticism,” 4G connectivity and click-and-mortar new media technology were utilized to bring visitors on a journey “across time, space, and virtual reality” to experience the new aesthetics created through this extraordinary integration of Chinese and Western art.
Dozens of digital artists and creative teams with expertise in installation art, animation, sculpture, as well as technical, mechanical and mobile applications also contributed to this exhibition. In addition to new media art displays, exhibition content also includes a smart-guide app, wearable devices, and 4K animated short films.
The smart-glass interactive guide provides visitors with a multiple-angle viewing and guiding experience. When a visitor approaches an artwork, the guide will automatically conduct image, text, and audio guides, and provide varying information according to the visitor’s viewing angle.
The “Brush Master Lang Shining” app utilizes iBeacon smart-guide technology to impart real-time scientific knowledge on animal habitats, plants, and time-lapse flower blooming videos associated with the artworks on display.
The Giuseppe Castiglione - Lang Shining New Media Art Exhibition will be simultaneously exhibited in Taiwan and at Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, Italy. By incorporating modern optical technology and animation art to reinterpret Lang Shining’s paintings, this exhibition will inspire Italian visitors to learn more about their great ambassador of art, and is destined to become another glorious chapter in the history of Taiwan’s technological and cultural creative industries.