North-South-East-West at National Chengchi University Taipei Taiwan, December 2005.
Thompson presented the North-South-East-West DVD and medicine wheel talk to Dr. John Antoine Labadie’s graduate students at the Center for Creativity and Innovation Studies at National Chengchi University in Taipei Taiwan in December 2005.
National Chengchi University
The National Chengchi University is a national co-educational research university located in Taipei. The university was established in Nanjing in 1927, and relocated to Taipei in 1954. It is considered to be one of the most prestigious and important universities of Taiwan. The university, abbreviated as NCCU, specializes in arts and humanities, mass media, social sciences, management, politics, and international affairs programs. It is the only public university in Taiwan which provides courses in journalism, advertising, radio and television, diplomacy, and several languages which are not taught at other institutions. The name Chengchi (政治) means governance or politics, and refers to its founding in 1927 as an incubator for senior civil service for the Nanjing Nationalist government of China.
Dr. John Antoine Labadie
John Antoine Labadie was trained as a sculptor at the Dayton Art Institute and then earned a bachelor’s degree in painting from the University of Dayton (1973), a Master’s, in perceptual psychology, from Wright State University (1980) and an interdisciplinary Doctorate from the College of Design , Architecture Art & Planning at the University of Cincinnati (1993).
Labadie has held positions with the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Edison State College, Wright State University , Urbana University , the University of Dayton , the University of Texas at Austin , Boston University , and the University of North Carolina Pembroke . Dr. Labadie has been a faculty member in the Art Department at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke since 1994 and is the founder of their Digital Arts and Media Integration Studies programs. During the past ten years Dr. Labadie’s artworks have been exhibited in more than 200 national and international exhibitions and are held in numerous private and museum collections. John Antoine Labadie has been an advisor and board member with numerous international projects including: the International Digital Arts Association (Melbourne , Australia); the Academy of Electronic Arts (New Delhi, India); the International Association of Computer Graphics (St. Petersburg, Russia); and the Museum of Computer Art (Brooklyn, New York).
Dr. Labadie regularly serves an artist-in-residence or a visiting artist/scholar internationally. Labadie was a 2005-2006 Fulbright Senior Scholar in digital art for the “Center for Creativity and Innovation Studies” at National Chengchi University in Taipei , Taiwan . Other recent appointments include: National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei, Taiwan; The National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, India; Banasthali Vidyapith University in Jaipur, India; the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts in Taichung, Taiwan; Chung Yuan Christian University in Jhongli City, Taiwan; Taipei National University of the Arts in Beitou, Taiwan; the Beijing Film Academy in Beijing, China; Fo Guang University in Yilan, Taiwan; and Nanjing Normal University in Nanjing, China; as well as numerous institutions in the USA.