SIM Centre + GrowLab: New spring cohort, new BCIC partnership

The SIM Centre will be launching a new phase of our partnership with Vancouver-based accelerator GrowLab, starting in March, 2014, with the BC Innovation Council (BCIC) as a new partner. Working with Faculty lead Haig Armen, five Emily Carr students will form an innovative design research team at GrowLab’s headquarters that will focus on developing a new methodology for connecting design to startup companies.

SPARK [FWD] co-hosted by Emily Carr’s S3D Centre

Hosted by the S3D Centre at Emily Carr University of Art + Design and Spark CG Society: the SPARK [FWD] Conference, Film Festival and Job Fair runs Feb. 5-9th at the Vancouver International Film Centre. With the theme of ‘inspiration and innovation in Stereo 3D, visual effects and advanced imaging’, this is a must-see event for anyone interested in the film, effects, television and digital media industries. Tickets for the conference start at just $20, and film festival screenings $5 available at

Mozilla Lightbeam Launches!

The Social + Interactive Media (SIM) Centre at Emily Carr University of Art + Design teamed up with the Mozilla Foundation to improve the visualization design of Lightbeam, an experimental add - on for Firefox that allows you to see the third parties that have connected themselves to your online activity. This research project is led by Associate Professor Amber Frid-Jimenez with a design team including Sabrina Ng, Joakim Sundal and Heather Tsang.  More about Lightbeam

Advancements in HFR, S3D, UltraHD and the immersive experience

The S3D Centre is a national centre of excellence dedicated to advancing the art and technology of stereo 3D, advanced imaging and immersive media topics through applied research, skills development and event outreach.

ISEA2015 to be held in Vancouver

ISEA is one of the world’s most prominent international arts and technology events, bringing  together scholarly, artistic, and scientific domains in an interdisciplinary discussion and showcase of creative productions applying new technologies in art, interactivity, and electronic and digital media.

Shared Space: A Sound Dampening Installation for the PHSA

On October 3rd, 2013 Emily Carr students and the Health Design Lab hosted a co-creation workshop for over 130 employees of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) as research towards the design of a sound dampening installation for the atrium of their office space.



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