September 2009
WMC_e4 (ADC funded) in preparation

Preparation for WMC_e4, funded by HK ADC, is now on. The exhibition is scheduled to be held in fall 2010. Exact dates and venues will be announced when confirmed. In addition to the 8 works in our proposal to ADC, we also have a session for guest submission. [learn more about the project...] If you have a work to propose, please send in a one-page brief of your proposed work (with diagrams if necessary) by December 31 (2009) to: OR


February 2009
WMC_e4 call for proposal

Planning for WMC_e4 is now on. If you have a work to propose, please send in a one-page brief of your proposed work (with diagrams if necessary) by May 15 (2009) to:


December 2008
Hector Rodriguez at Generative Art Conference (15-18.12.2008), Milan

WMC member Hector Rodriguez presented a paper on his work Kinematograph at the GA Conference on December 18 in Milan

[GA conference] [conference presenters]


1 April 2008
WMC_e3 showcased at Digit@logue

5 WMC artists/teams will participate in Hong Kong Museum of Art's "Digit@logue" media art exhibition [link]

The Writing Machine Collective will be represented in the upcoming media art showcase and symposium series "Digit@logue" (May 15 to July 20), curated by Ellen Pau for the Hong Kong Museum of Art. The WMC showcase was curated by Linda Lai.

The WMC portion of "Digit@logue" is curated by Linda Lai. Five works will be featured: Bryan Chung's I Second that E-motion, Mike Wong's Grapheme, Morgan Wong and Yvonne Lau's Curtain of Scripts, Hector Rodriguez's Kinematograph, and Txt-Me-1st by Justin Wong, Hamlet Lin, and Eva Schindling.

Mike Wong, Hector Rodriguez, Bryan Chung and Linda Lai will each present a talk across the month-long Saturday-afternoon lecture series.

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13 May 2007
WMC_2 Virtual Exhibition: Final call for work submission

Our Virtual Exhibition is still on. Submission via the web will be open until end of May.
WMC_2 Digital Catalog: a review and reflection on the WMC_2 Physical Exhibition in preparation
We are now preparing a digital catalog with dull documentation of the 12 works presented at our physical exhibition (Feb 2007 at 1a Space and Videotage) plus related writings on art-making issues evolved out of our activities. If you have any thoughts, responses, or expose on any topics you would like us to consider for inclusion, please contact us at:


13 May 2007
WMC_2: the final game

While our Virtual Exhibition is still open for submission, the final event is now ready for interested parties. Nine selected artists, playful and trained in programming, will run a children’s workshop involving the play with Chinese pictograms and programming a simple but fun animation with words. The workshop is researched and designed by Millie Chan, curated by Linda Lai, to promote computer programming as a fun, artistic language.

Writing Machine Children’s Workshop (文字機器兒童工作坊)

23 June 2007 (Saturday)
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (lunch: 12:00 -1:00 p.m.)

Computer Room
Diocesan Boys’ School Primary Division

**The Writing Machine Children’s Workshop is semi-open. If you are interested in helping with the workshop to learn something, please contact us.**

Morning Session: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Topic: Word-play with Pictograms (象形文字的遊戲)

Students will be introduced to the stories and composition of Pictograms. Through games and story-telling activities, students will invent their own ways to design and recreate new words to express themselves.

Afternoon Session: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Topic: Moving Pictograms (會跳動的文字)

Students will learn how to use Scratch, a software developed by the MIT Media Lab and turn their words into animation. They are expected to employ simple programming language to add interactivity to their animation.

Fee:Free of charge
Quota:45 students (Grade 4 & 5 students)
Please email:
Or contact Ms Millie Chan (Art Teacher/DBSPD) at 31594339


22 February 2007
Inform 7 Workshop

Would you like to learn how to write your own text adventure game? How about writing an interactive fiction? Inform 7 is a new programming language designed specifically for adventure games and interactive literature. It is very easy for non-programmers to learn, since it uses natural English sentences. After only a few hours of training, you can begin to write your own game or story. You can design complex locations and objects, even characters who react independently to the decisions of the player.

The basics of Inform 7 will be introduced in a gradual manner. This workshop is designed mainly for friends with little or no programming experience. Those who are afraid of programming are especially welcome.

7th, 14th, 21st and 28th April, 2007 (Saturday)
2:30pm – 5:30pm;

PC Lab Y726 Core Y
School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Workshop Leader:
Dr. Hector Rodriguez
[Associate Professor, School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong ]

*This workshop is conducted in ENGLISH and is FREE ADMISSION.

Any interested party, please send your NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS, and CONTACT NUMBER to by the 4th April 2007. Seats are limited to 30 and allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

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14 February 2007
Virtual Exhibition (Call for Submissions)

DATE: from 14 Jan 2007 onwards

The WMC_2 is now calling for submission of digital works. The submitted work should be text-oriented, or involve the play with words and text in any digital form. It should also be viewable online. There is no restriction on the software / programming language used. Every work submitted will enter our “Writing Machine Collective” competition automatically, and be showcased on our virtual exhibition until the announcement of award-winning works early July.

Submission deadline: 31 May 2007
Download PRESS RELEASE (16 Feb 2007)

 Visit Virtual Exhibition


14 January 2007
Writing Machine Collective 2 - Physical Exhibition

DATES: 12 January to 8 February 2007
OPENING: 12 January 2007, 7pm
VENUES: 1aSpace and Videotage, Cattle Depot Artist's Village
Free admission: all are welcome.

 Visit exhibition's official website here


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