April 19, 2018

Upcoming Events

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 for immersive performing arts, to bridging the spatial gap with rural communities — connect with us to share your creative endeavours and learn from experts!

Special guest Sydney Goodfellow from the Digital Tech Supercluster will also be presenting on Capacity Building initiatives, including a description of the current call for projects and how EMBC CoP community members can get involved.

Speakers:

Tommy Lewis | Microsoft

Presentation: Community Building – The importance of the intersection between art and tech, and building an inclusive community.

Tommy Lewis is the Spatial Computing Cloud Advocate in Microsoft’s Developer Relations, Mixed, Augmented, Virtual & Extended Reality + WebXR.

Sang Mah | AMPD Technologies and Shocap Entertainment

Presentation: A Diverse Open Source Community for Visual Storytelling: Art, tech, and visual effects-the VFX scene in Vancouver

Sang Mah is the Managing Director of Shocap Entertainment, which produces live immersive performing arts and entertainment using real-time visual effects technology to create unique shared experiences for in-venue audiences and online participants simultaneously. Shocap was launched by Animatrik Film Design, Inc and Lifelike & Believable.

Derek Jacoby | PCCA and QVirt Labs

Presentation: Immersion: then and now!

Derek Jacoby has worked on advanced interface design at Microsoft Research, was founder of the Victoria Makerspace, a technology collective, and is the executive director of the Pacific & Coastal Computing Association (PCCA). Derek gave one of the first talks at RAVR in 2017 and since that time he’s been working on using XR and immersive experiences to connect with remote communities.

Moderated by: Yvonne Coady, Visiting Professor, Northeastern University — Vancouver

RSVP here to receive a link to this virtual event! 


If you or anyone you know may be interested in presenting their work in using emerging technologies, please email us at emergingmedia.lab@ubc.ca and ask to speak to the EMBC CoP coordinator Sam Peng. Thank you!


Simply Easy Learning

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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March 2020

This month’s meeting will be hosted at the National Film Board of Canada in downtown Vancouver from 3:00 to 5:00 PM on Friday, March 6, located at 351 Abbott Street in the Screening Room. As per usual, we will have guest presentations from leaders in the emerging technology community share their work, so that we Read more about March 2020[…]

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January 2020

The first meeting of 2020 will be hosted by Microsoft next Friday, January 10 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM at 725 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, V7Y 1G5 on the 7th floor. Speaker list: Dr. Chang Lu | postdoc research fellow at Blockchain@UBC. Dr. Chang Lu studies the adoption of Blockchain technology in healthcare from an Read more about January 2020[…]

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December 2019

For this month’s EMBC CoP, we’re doing something a little different. Emerging Media Lab’s Faculty-in-Residence Dr. Patrick Pennefather has put together a holiday special for all! Debunking Myths: The Hazards and Joys of Emerging Tech Development Still have unanswered questions about diving into xR development? Anxious about integrating emerging technology in your teaching, research, artistic Read more about December 2019[…]

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November 2019

Our November EMBC CoP meeting is taking place in the second week of the month as per usual. Innovation UBC will be hosting the event on Friday, November 15 from 3:00-5:00 PM in their space at UBC Robson Square. Speakers: Atif Mahmud, an Emerging Media Lab project lead, will present an introduction to Scholars VR. Read more about November 2019[…]

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October 2019

October 2019 This month’s EMBCoP was centered around the theme “Photogrammetry and 3D Modelling”. Agenda:  1. “Using Phones to Augment Immersive Experiences,” with David Clement  Summary: A series of demonstrations and discussion on ways we can use phones to greatly increase the quality and impact of immersive experiences: Real-time localization using ARKit 3, real-time object detection Read more about October 2019[…]

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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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May 2019

May 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 May 2019 meeting will be hosted by the Centre for Digital Media at the Hangar Read more about May 2019[…]

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April 2019

April 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 April 2019 meeting will be hosted at the School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT) Read more about April 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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February 2019

Yao Wang – Industry Speaker Yao Wang is a multimedia composer, sound designer and producer. She started ICTUS, an immersive content creation company that specializes in spatial audio. After graduating from Berklee College of Music, Yao worked at MIT for about a year to help integrate VR into their curriculum. Her time is now fully Read more about February 2019[…]

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July 2018

Dr. Stoo Sepp, University of Wollongong | Human movement, cognition and learning: Implications for VR in educational research and practice
Dr. Li Ji, LlamaZOO Interactive Inc | Towards Industrial Digital Twin Visualization for the Resource Sector

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June 2018

Jon Festinger, Peter A. Allard School of Law | MEdia: Freedom of Thought in Virtual Realities
Zhaoming Xie, UBC Computer Science | Learning to Walk Using Deep Reinforcement Learning
Adam Herr & Yana Pertels, Eyemole | Augmented Reality Streetwear

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May 2018

Dr. Siobhán McPhee, UBC Department of Geography | VR versus AR: when are they pedagogically appropriate?
Kyle Stooshnov, UBC Digital Literacy Centre | Virtual Renaissancing : A New Space for Drama Education

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April 2018

Graham Cunliffe, FingerFood Studios VP of Business Affairs | Using Technology as a Tool to Solve Problems
Bernie Garrett, School of Nursing | Clinical Healthcare Applications and Research for VR

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March 2018

Bernard Reike, Assistant Professor, SIAT | Could Virtual Reality Make Us More Human?
Qian Zhou, UBC PhD Student | Spherical Fish Tank VR

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February 2018

David Gyimah, Head of disLAB, University of Westminster | Interdisciplinary approach to VR, via looking at Art, Cinema Journalism, Emotions and Technology
Maria Lantin, Director, Research S3D Centre at Emily Carr University | Being Basically Good In The Digital World
Claudia Krebs, Professor of Teaching, UBC | Holobrain

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January 2018

Nicola Anderson, Post-doctoral Researcher, UBC | Eye tracking in VR

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November 2017

Camilo Perez, Postdoctoral Fellow, UBC | Advancing Industrial Human-Robot Interaction | Methods with Augmented Reality
Eyemole, EML Sandbox Collective

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