Facilities / Intersections Digital Studios

Intersections Digital Studios (IDS) is the physical home of research at Emily Carr. It is composed of studios and offices located in the North Building on Granville Island. At street level there are two studios: the Wearables and Interactive Products studio, and the Prototyping + Media + Programming studio. On the second floor, you’ll find the Motion Capture and Visualization studio as well as the research department offices (Director of IDS, Associate VP of Research + Industry, Director of S3D Centre, Director of SIM Centre), plus the Career + Cooperative Education office.

The studios give faculty and graduate students access to state of the art digital technologies to develop or enhance projects in all disciplines. These technologies were chosen to bridge digital and material practices and promote collaborations between departments. Examples include 3D scanners, a 3D printer, a CNC machine, a stereoscopic projection system, and a 20 camera Vicon motion capture system.

Access to a facility like IDS allows us to train and educate a new kind of art and design researcher – one whose understanding of technology is informed by a strong sense of aesthetics and ethics. In a field that moves so quickly, and where today’s innovations may be obsolete, tomorrow’s students and researchers will gain more than just technical skills. They will gain an understanding of the underlying structures that fuel the dynamism between technology and creativity.

IDS occupies a physical space of approximately 10,000 square feet of Emily Carr’s Granville Island campus, and offers opportunities for collaborations with industry and other educational institutions.

Contact Director of IDS Maria Lantin (mlantin@ecuad.ca) for more information

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