“Mysterious Chinese Movable Type Printing From Technology To Art” presented by Zhang


Session Title:

  • Digital Heritage

Presentation Title:

  • Mysterious Chinese Movable Type Printing From Technology To Art




  • This research explores and analyzes the technical and artistic forms of the Chinese movable type printing in the ancient and our contemporary new media arts. In the ancient civilizations of the world, the mysterious and ancient Chinese movable type printing technology played an important role applying various materials and producing a large amount of prints. In society, it has also created a new kind of labors and professions providing opportunities for women. Since the industrial revolution, the technical function of movable type printing has been replaced by new technical improvements, but its hidden artistic functions have been noticed and explored by many artists. Now, many digital media arts use the form and method of ancient movable type printing, shining in advertising, stage performances and artificial intelligence.