Dr. Gino Yu received his BS and PhD at the University of California at Berkeley in 1987 and 1993 respectively. After receiving is PhD, he taught at the University of Southern California and worked to establish multimedia initiatives including the Integrated Media Systems Center. From 1995 to 1997, he taught at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology where he helped to establish the Center for Enhanced Learning Technologies. In 1999, he established the Multimedia Innovation Centre (http://www.mic.polyu.edu.hk) at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), a leading edge think tank and research centre on digital entertainment. He is currently an Associate Professor and Director of Digital Entertainment and Game Development in the School of Design at PolyU where he develops projects at M-Lab (http://www.m-lab.hk), a commercially oriented laboratory he co-founded that focuses on commercializing innovation. His main area research interests involve the application of media technologies to cultivate creativity and promote consciousness. He also founded the Asia Consciousness Festival (http://www.asiaconsciousness.org) and developing consciousness and meaningful media related activities worldwide. He is a happily married father of four.
TED2011, TED2010, TEDIndia 2009, TED2009
Areas of Expertise
Digital Entertainment, Creativity, Consciousness Studies
An idea worth spreading
How do we apply our understanding of the relationship between the mind and body (consciousness) to facilitate personal and organizational transformation, and ultimately induce awakening (realization beyond thought)?
I'm passionate about
Life, wife, kids
Talk to me about
Finding joy in life. Creativity. Consciousness (Mind-body relationship). Nonduality
People don't know I'm good at
Song writing and speed chess.
My TED story
This is my fourth TED event and I'm grateful for the opportunity to attend. Last year, I gave a short talk on the main stage and curated TEDxHongKong. I've made many good friends from the TED community and welcome anyone coming through Hong Kong to contact me!