Future Cinema Systems: Next-Generation Art Technologies

Future Cinema Systems


The objective of Future Cinema Systems (FCS) is to use the latest technologies to create a prototype allowing users to virtually experience history, culture, and entertainment from anywhere in the world, in immersive, interactive images, while being interconnected. FCS will deliver three integrated technological innovations: 1) visualization engine; 2) co-evolutionary narrative engine; and 3) human computer interaction engine, and leverage novel experiences of moving image archives, heritage places and performances. The interactive innovations will be powered by AI, computer vision, deep learning, visual analytics, virtual reality, interactive narrative, and emergent and generative aesthetics. The results can be exploited by artists and creative industries and provide innovative ways of satisfying demand for sophisticated content, narrative enrichment, and intense global interest in digital entertainment. FCS gives Hong Kong the opportunity to kick-start the foundation for a new industry that will have global impact. It will help promote Hong Kong as Asia’s creative capital and make it a magnet for global talent.


Project Investigator

Professor Jeffrey Shaw (AVA)


Co-principal Investigator

Professor Liu Jiming (COMP)


Innovation and Technology Commission - Innovation and Technology Support Programme (ITSP) (Platform & Seed)