April 19, 2018

Upcoming Events

Our next Emerging Media Community of Practice meeting will be hosted end at the end of August.

More information to follow

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.


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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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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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