The program aims to strengthen the competitiveness of the domestic content industry for the global market.
The CITSP is divided into two fields; the state-of-the-art field and the arts and culture field.
The Division of Digital Media and the Convergence Institute of Art and Science were selected for the arts and culture field named “Developing a Total Solution for a Media Art Authoring Tool.” The fields are further divided into a total of 29 smaller enterprises.
These enterprises will receive financial support for at least two years. Ultimately, the enterprises cooperate to develop domestic content industry to the point where the enterprises can export their research and development project to the global market.
The evaluation process of the CITSP was divided into three steps; evaluating a written report, Q&A and research funds.
Doctoral and master degree students also participated in preparing for the evaluation under the guidance of professor Park Seung-ho (Digital Media), the head of the Division of Digital Media’s graduate studies program.
“Preparing for the CITSP was very demanding, but everyone in our team was fascinated by the nature of media art, so we were able to enjoy it,” Ryu Neung-hwa (Media Design, Graduate School), a participant of the CITSP said.
“Also, I have learned a lot from this project because unlike learning through text, I have had a chance to have practical, hands-on experience.”
With 2.7 billion won provided for research funds over a three-year time span, they will work on developing an authoring tool, which combines the six categories of Media Art—LED 3D Façade, 3D Projection Mapping, Tangible Interface, Kinetic Installation, Interactive Façade, and Interactive Performance—into one multimedia product. Through the integration, they are hoping to develop a more simple and convenient tool for authoring media art.
Park is expecting that the increase in the financial support will bring a positive effect.
“It will be very beneficial for students who are interested in media art and will give many opportunities for them,” Park said.