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Xiaofei (Sophia) Mo

Class Year: 2022

Scholarship: Young Technologists

University: RMIT University

State: VIC

Focus Area

Technology and innovation

Xiaofei (Sophia) Mo

Class Year: 2022

Scholarship: Young Technologists

University: RMIT University

State: VIC

Focus Area

Technology and innovation

Biography

I’m currently pursuing a Bachelor of Design, Animation and Interactive Media. My big passion is animation, which is not only limited to cartoons on TV screens but also the widespread designs that we can see everyday, including the billboards on streets or web page animation designs. As the concept of animation has already interacted with our daily life to a deep extent in this modern digital generation, I started to realise that animation can be a bridge to construct the social interconnection within people. I am interested in Virtual Reality /Augmented Reality technology, which involves large amounts of animation creation. The popularity of VR/AR is gradually increasing in this IT generation as the need for the spiritual concepts is becoming a crucial component of society. In the process of this trend, my future ambition is to build up a simulated cyber world for people. Under a virtual identity, people are encouraged and will be more likely to have confidence to communicate and express different ideas-achieving equality and freedom of speech online. People who share common interests will be more likely to gather together and experience the ‘face-to-face’ communication in a VR world even if they are separated geographically. This will also bring a historic breakthrough and diversity to the Australian media landscape.

Passions & Interests

  • Design and animation
  • Video editing and special effects
  • Virtual reality games and related technologies
  • Digital art
  • Modern music industry

"The Westpac Scholarship provides me a chance to meet other experts who are interested in common areas, so that we can share ideas and investigate the topic in depth for our same goal of building up the Australian digital landscape in the future."


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