Professor Tan Liqin lectures at GAD
On October 25, Professor Tan Liqin was invited to give a lecture on “Science and Technology Intelligence will Reconstruct Artists, Art and Creativity”. Professor Tan Liqin is currently a professor at Rutgers University in the United States. From participating in the Chinese 85 art movement to proposing singularity art, he has been engaged in the forefront of work, pioneering art creation and theoretical research for nearly 40 years. He is an advocate and experimenter of world singularity art. Lin Zijie, Dean of GAD, Li Heng, Director of Visual Communication and Digital Media programme, as well as the instructor Zhang Lulu and Yang Yanyan, who took students majoring in visual biography and digital media, attended the lecture.
The lecture begins with “What is Singularity”. It introduces students to the present age and the future living and creative environment they are facing that let students understand that when human intelligence is gradually non-biological, its intelligence is much higher than today’s intelligence, we must change our way of thinking, not linear thinking, but “exponential thinking”, learn to use the future to guide the present. Professor Tan Liqin explained the influence of scientific and technological intelligence and the development trend of design in the future from five aspects: the reconstruction of artists themselves, the reconstruction of artistic environment, the reconstruction of artistic materials, the reconstruction of creativity and the reconstruction of art and aesthetics.
Teacher group photo
During the lecture, Professor Tan and students discussed the issue of strengthening human intelligence, how to engage in scientific and technological work and cooperation as a student of art and design, and the issues of morality, ethics and law in the process of singularity art. GAD also invited Professor Tan Liqin as a visiting professor and presented certificates. While broadening their horizons, this lecture allows each student to think about how they should develop their creativity and what knowledge and skills they should prepare for in an era that is about to surpass the limits of human beings.