Our Projects

CRCDM has assembled a transdisciplinary team of media researchers
and creative designers with an extensive background in industry and education,

to forge the applications and content required to introduce and
support creative digital media initiatives at Sunway University
and across the entire Sunway Group.


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Atlas of Maritime Buddhism

The Atlas of Maritime Buddhism Project (the Atlas) is an international collaborative research-creation project. Funding was provided by the Australian Research Council Linkage Project.

CRCDM members will contribute the Malaysian site data to the world-touring exhibition to tell the story of the spread of Buddhism through the seaports of Eurasia. The focal point of the exhibition is the AVIE (Advanced Interaction and Visualisation Environment) installation, which will integrate the archaeological data with stereoscopic panoramic 3D imagery of significant sites found along the maritime routes. and across time and space.

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The Handbook Project

The Handbook is a collaborative research-creation project between CRCDM and ACT at Concordia University Canada. This pilot project examines not only the themes of age and ageing, but also how people’s hands tell stories.

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Automatic Waste Management Network/Database

This research aims at exploring the possibilities of technology involvement in household waste management facilities in existing high-rise residential buildings in Malaysia. This includes feasibility study for introducing specifically designed waste disposal/collection utilities operating as a network in which, all information related to disposed items are tracked, stored, and shared between resource management agencies and related authorities.

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The Post Box Cinema

Post Box Cinema is three-dimensional artwork combining sculptural and video elements to create a video sculpture that reflects the relationship of contemporary life to an idealized vision of nature.

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The Hainan Boatbuilder of Pangkor Island Documentary

This ongoing, collaborative, transdiscipinary research-creation project was undertaken to digitally capture, archive and preserve the livelihood of the Hainan Boatbuilder of Pangkor Island, Perak, Malaysia thereby contributing to the cultural heritage of the country. The traditional process of building large wooden fishing boats comprises both intangible (tacit knowledge) and tangible (built) forms of heritage that could soon disappear due to contemporary issues.

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PureLand: Inside the Mogao Grottoes at Dunhuang Design & Installation

PureLand AR employs iPad screens that visitors use as mobile viewing windows to explore the magnificent Buddhist wall paintings inside Cave 220, a cave dated to early Tang from the Mogao Grottoes at Dunhuang in Gansu province, China. It is a pioneering augmented reality installation whereby the paintings and sculptures of the caves are rendered virtually within the architecture of a room which shares same dimensions to those of Cave 220 itself.