Future of Creativity: Astra Taylor in Conversation

The SIM Center invites you to attend internet critique Astra Taylor’s conversation discussing ideas for a digital age and for bridging the digital divide, from her recent release of The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age

October 16, 2014
6:30 – 9:30
Robson Square Theatre
Details here

The Next Big Thing Connects with Designers

The SIM Centre has partnered with The Next Big Thing Foundation, an initiative connected with Hootsuite that supports a group of 10 young entrepreneurs forming companies in the area of disruptive technology and/or social innovation. These entrepreneurs are looking to connect with designers.

Event Thursday October 2nd from 4 -6pm (RSVP required)

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UBC Family Medicine Partnership

The Health Design Lab is very pleased to announce a new partnership with the Department of Family Practice at UBC on an exciting new project aimed at providing software support tools for family doctors in their clinical practice.

Partnership with the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility

The Health Design Lab is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility (CHHM). Hip fractures among the elderly are a significant public health concern due to their frequency; there are about 25,000 hip fractures in Canada per year (with 3,900 in BC alone), and most cases are caused by falls.

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.

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

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.

Next S3D Event: The VFX of Godzilla, June 5

The Canadian 3D Society and the S3D Centre at Emily Carr invites you to The VFX of “Godzilla”, presented by MPC Vancouver Thursday June 5th from 6 – 9pm at Emily Carr University of Art + Design’s MOCAP studio. Admission is $5, reserve your spot today! We are in for a real treat with Sepp Sonntag, Environment Supervisor and Ken Beauchamp, MPC Lead FX Technical Director at MPC for a behind the scenes look at the VFX of Godzilla.



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