April 19, 2018

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April 19, 2024: Deepening Knowledge and Learning Using AI

Members of Thaumazo’s ‘AI & Us Working Group’ explores how AI can become a catalyst for learning experiences. Panelists included: Daniel Lindenberger, Reid Patterson, Nick Woolsey. Moderated by Dr. Melanie Wong.

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September 22, 2023: Legal Developments in AI

An insightful discussion regarding AI and Law, hosted by the UBC Emerging Media Lab (EML) through the Emerging Media Community of Practice (EMCoP) with participation from Céline Castets-Renard (University of Ottawa Civil Law), Jon Festinger (UBC Allard School of Law), and Dr. Florian Martin-Bariteau (University of Ottawa Law)

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June 23, 2023 – Towards Responsible AI: Leveraging Multi-partner Engagement

PANELISTS Kristina Podnar, Digital Policy Consultant Kristina Podnar is a digital policy innovator. For over two decades, she has worked with some of the most high-profile companies, governments, and non-governmental entities to see policies as opportunities to free the organization from uncertainty, risk, and internal chaos. More importantly though, she helps digital teams unlock opportunity, Read more about June 23, 2023 – Towards Responsible AI: Leveraging Multi-partner Engagement[…]

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April 2023: Using AI Tools for Creative Process

Thank you to everyone who joined us! If you could not attend, view the recorded Zoom session here. Panelists Included: Dr. Derek Jacoby, University of Victoria, Computer Science Dr. Benedict Carpenter van Barthold, Nottingham Trent University Orla McElroy, MSc Student, Lund University

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February 2023: How AI Tools such as ChatGPT are changing conversations in Higher Education

Thank you to everyone who joined us! If you could not attend, view the recorded Zoom session here. The Emerging Media Lab presented an online Zoom seminar about AI technologies (such as ChatGPT), and how they will affect our world going forward. Hosted by the Emerging Media Community of Practice and moderated by Patrick Pennefather, Read more about February 2023: How AI Tools such as ChatGPT are changing conversations in Higher Education[…]

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August 2022

Future-proofing Emerging Tech Development in Post-Secondary Environments: At this EMCoP meetup during the SIGGRAPH conference, participants gathered at UBC Robson Square to discuss obstacles and solutions to bringing emerging technologies to their own institutions. The session recording can be found here: https://youtu.be/OMdHJeKuTvM

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February 2022

Host: the Emerging Media Lab at UBCTheme: Beyond The WordDate: February 18, 2022 Emerging Media takes us into, through, and beyond where texts take us. This month we’ll see how members of the EML community are making Shakespeare’s First Folio come alive, keeping the written documentation on track and up to date for OpenXR development Read more about February 2022[…]

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December 2021

Host: the Emerging Media Lab at UBCTheme: Reinventing XRDate: December 17, 2021 Registration is now closed EMCoP is evolving and increasing our focus on building a strong network & bringing opportunities to collaborate across different communities that care about the role of virtual/augmented reality in education and research. Join this month’s EMCoP meeting hosted by Read more about December 2021[…]

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November 2021

Co-Host: the University of Victoria and the Emerging Media Lab at UBCTheme: Limitless Possibilities: To Infinity and Beyond!Date: November 19, 2021 Registration is now closed Our reality is more interconnected with technology than it ever has. Join this month’s EMCoP conference co-hosted by the University of Victoria and the Emerging Media Lab at UBC to Read more about November 2021[…]

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July 2021

Host: University of OttawaTheme: Solving Problem with Emerging MediaDate: July 30, 2021 Whether it’s using virtual reality to treat mental disorders or to develop student engineering design projects, or whether it’s using Minecraft to create community during the pandemic, July’s EMCoP session hosted by the University of Ottawa explored problems and the solutions afforded by Read more about July 2021[…]

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June 2021

Host:University of Michigan Theme: XR for Teaching & Learning at Scale.Date: June 18, 2021 Jeremy Nelson is the director of the University of Michigan Extended Reality Initiative, where he works alongside a team of developers and student fellows to create XR content for faculty members to include in their courses. Projects funded by the XR Read more about June 2021[…]

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May 2021

Theme : Perception of Self in VRHost : Emerging Media Lab ,UBC The event featured three exceptional speakers who talked about their work in virtual reality! Speakers: Behrang Keshavarz, PhD | Scientist at the KITE-Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network and an Assistant Professor (adjunct) with the Department of Psychology at Ryerson University. Multisensory self-motion perception Read more about May 2021[…]

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February 2021

Collaborating in XR hosted by VCC (Vancouver Community College) & VFS (Vancouver Film School) February 26th, 2021, 3:00-5:00pm (PDT) About this event: Join us for our Collaborating in XR event, moderated by Mary Lim, VR/AR Design & Development Program Lead at Vancouver Film School. XR is bringing the world together. Come explore some of the Read more about February 2021[…]

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December 2020

Impact of the Shared Experience: Immense Displays and Immersive Environments Since The Arrival of a Train in the early motion picture projection, humankind has been in love with the power media has to act as a window between worlds the likes of which is limited only by the imagination. As technology evolves, so does this Read more about December 2020[…]

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October 2020

Using Simulation to Support E-Learning Online learning is here to stay, and the potential is endless when it comes to creating a meaningful, engaging, and accessible experience for students. At BCIT, educators are pushing the envelope with e-learning through the creative use of immersive technologies for a diverse range of subjects. From demonstrating flight dynamics Read more about October 2020[…]

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September 2020

Creatives in Extended Reality (XR): Art and Emerging Technology What does art look like in the field of emerging technology? Big thinkers in digital media production share their thoughts on the intersection between extended reality (XR) and artistic creativity. From building inclusive and diverse communities within tech for artists, to real-time use of special effects Read more about September 2020[…]

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August 2020

Educators and industry experts explore ideas, innovations, and questions surrounding the shift from in-person to online education. About this Event: Are you wondering how you can add further value to your at-a-distance interactions with students in the fall? Are you curious how some educators and learning organizations are creating added value to online education? Do Read more about August 2020[…]

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June 2019

June 2019  The Emerging Media BC Community of Practice is a community of experts and professionals from academic institutions, industry and community groups, as well as others whose work and interests are related to immersive media and emerging technologies. The June 2019 meeting will be hosted by Vancouver Coastal Health. Agenda:  Welcome, Conrad Cone, VCH Read more about June 2019[…]

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November 2018

We’ll briefly introduce BeThere360 – a digital asset management & distribution platform with 360-ready mobile apps for higher education. We’ll then focus on walking through a demo of BeThere360’s new sync play feature, which allows educators to control video playback across many joined devices in multiple locations. Give your students, colleagues and collaborators an innovative Read more about November 2018[…]

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