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Claudia Wong

Class Year: 2022

Scholarship: Young Technologists

University: RMIT University

State: VIC

Focus Area

Technology and innovation

Claudia Wong

Class Year: 2022

Scholarship: Young Technologists

University: RMIT University

State: VIC

Focus Area

Technology and innovation

Biography

I grew up in Hong Kong, a city known as the place where the east meets the west. Throughout high school, I have had a range of interests, from literature analysis, to information and software technology, and to the visual and performing arts. I also frequently participated in debate competitions and Model United Nations conferences, as such, I enjoy keeping myself informed of current world events and navigating an ever-changing, global, interconnected society.

 

I am currently pursuing a Bachelor of Design, Animation and Interactive Media. Animation is an extremely versatile medium that serves as a meeting point between technology and the visual creative arts. As technology and social media grow increasingly relevant in our daily lives and become more accessible to millions around the world, I firmly believe that animation and interactive media have strong potential to play a major role in bringing communities closer together, not only through sharing of content, but also through telling of stories previously barred from the world stage, and through experimenting and pushing the limits of what technology is capable of.

 

I am passionate about connecting with others to bring more diversity and representation to the Australian media landscape, to be able to help tell the stories of people from all different kinds of backgrounds – both in front of and behind the camera – and to encourage people to venture outside their comfort zones and look at life through different perspectives to gain a better sense of empathy and compassion for others.

 

In my spare time, I enjoy indulging in my own creative passion projects, and collaborating with others both online and in-person to bring a shared vision to life, including zines, videos, animations, and written stories.

Passions & Interests

  • Design, animation, video editing, writing, media communications
  • animation
  • Video editing
  • Writing
  • Media communications

"I hope to network with others to bring more diversity and representation into the Australian technology and media landscape."


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