Computational Media and Arts (CMA) is a research and academic thrust area within the Information Hub, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou). As an interdisciplinary program for computational and radical creativity, CMA brings together visionaries with backgrounds in art, design, science, and engineering to think critically, reach beyond convention and make innovation.


Unique among other thrusts and departments at HKUST, the CMA comprises both art and technology, focusing on art creation and visual communication with advanced emerging technologies. Faculty and students work together across disciplines like art with augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), AI-generated art, information art and design, and data visualization. Art creation and visual communication are carried out in the exchange and collision of art and tech with social impact for the public to understand and enrich their lives, environment and communities.

Cross-disciplinary Focus Areas

  • AR Art: How to use AR for art creation and education
  • AI Art: How to use AI to generate arts
  • Data Art: How to tell the stories in data
  • Robotics Art: How to generate arts using robotics