Dr. Damien Charrieras is a cultural studies scholar and a new media theorist. He is currently Program Leader for the Master of Art in Creative Media and deputy program leader for the PhD in Creative Media at the School of Creative Media.
He is a founding member of the ACIM Laboratory for Interventions in Speculative Finance (LISF) which explores the intersection between media art and new financial technologies (algorithmic trading, blockchain technology) and more generally the complex dynamics of financialization.
His current funded projects investigate situated forms of digital creativity in urban setting (media arts; electronic music); the diverse technologies used to conceive 3D real time environment (especially game engines); blockchain in video games and art; discursive approaches to creative software; new pedagogical approaches to Critical Worldbuiling. Over the past 8 years his successful grants as Principal Investigator totalise HK$ 3,14M.
He recently co-edited the volume Fractured Scenes - Underground Music-Making in Hong Kong and East Asia (Palgrave MacMillan, forthcoming) as well as Electronic Cities: Music, Policies and Space in the 21st Century (Palgrave MacMillan, forthcoming). He authored a public policy report for the Policy Innovation and Co- ordination Office (PICO), Hong Kong S.A.R. Government (The Development of a New Media Expertise in the Creative Economy of Hong Kong, 171p., 2019). His papers have been published in Cities (Elsevier), Organised Sound (Cambridge University Press), Social Science Information (Sage) and Human Relations (Tavistock Institute, Sage). He published several book chapters in edited volumes (Palgrave MacMillan).