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2018

This past summer, Vancouver hosted SIGGRAPH, an annual computer graphics conference. The conference attracts tens of thousands of global visitors and was the first time SIGGRAPH was back in Vancouver since 2014.MDM faculty Larry Bafia was this year’s producer for the Computer Animation...

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Centre for Digital Media is pleased to welcome Laura Ballay as the newest full-time faculty to the Master of Digital Media program.Laura has worked at the intersection of human-centered design and technology for the past 20 years and is an expert in leading creative teams and defining...

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This summer, Centre for Digital Media’s IDEA-X instructors Bill Zhao and Thomas Petitjean led a four-day design thinking workshop at BCIT for a group of nineteen K-12 teachers. BCIT and the province of British Columbia have been working together to offer teachers across the province...

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This is a farewell speech from Master of Digital Media Program Director, Richard Smith. The speech was spoken at the MDM ungrad on August 17th, a celebration of the completion of the first three terms of the MDM program.In the MDM program our students learn many processes along...

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Improving a Game Prototype and Building an AR App for Set DesignersThis semester, a team of MDM students formed an xR prototyping lab. Rather than being paired up with an industry client for the semester, they were matched with 5 different clients on a...

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Building an Augmented Dance Application with Small StageThis semester, a team of MDM students have formed an xR prototyping lab. Rather than being paired up with an industry client for the semester, they are being matched with 5 different clients on a series of 2-3 week rapid xR...

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This semester, a team of MDM students have formed an xR prototyping lab. Rather than being paired up with an industry client for the semester, they are being matched with 5 different clients on a series of 2-3 week rapid xR prototyping sprints.The idea is to adapt existing...

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Photo: Graeme Hodson-Walker, Chief Business Development Officer at ROMEX Canada (West) using the Mesh app at the Sunstainable Brands Conference.  Last semester, a team of MDM students worked on a project with Elevator Strategy, a Vancouver-based marketing company, and...

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Centre for Digital Media’s founding director, Dr. Gerri Sinclair, was awarded the Bill Thompson Lifetime Achievement Award at the BC Tech Association’s 2018 Technology Impact Awards on Friday night.The Bill Thompson Lifetime Achievement Award celebrates someone who has served as a...

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MDM students showed off their work last Thursday evening to a sold out Industry Showcase.Over 200 guests came out to network and see what MDM students have been working on since September. Centre for Digital Media’s Annual Industry Showcase is a chance for industry guests to meet this...

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This summer the MDM Program will launch an xR Prototyping lab. The initiative, led by Dr Patrick Pennefather is intended to support projects and partnerships with developers categorizing themselves within the xR umbrella. "We are well-positioned to support the development of xR...

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In the second semester of the Master of Digital Media program, MDM students work in teams on Industry Projects where they are assigned a client and problem they have to help their client solve. Throughout the term, students develop prototypes or applications from concept to deliverable...

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Centre for Digital Media alumna Michelle Fan is doing her Doctoral studies at Simon Fraser University’s School of Interactive Art and Technology (SIAT). While a significant accomplishment in and of itself, the story of how she got here is just as remarkable.Many people will tell you...

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Wenyi Gong initially planned to apply to the Master of Digital Media program but when she missed the application deadline she found out about IDEA-X, a one-month intensive digital media program for international undergraduate students. After IDEA-X Wenyi joined UBC's...

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The is a guest post by Vidhi Shah, MDM student and co-founder of Candor Interactive. The Global Game Jam (GGJ) celebrated its 10th year in January. Every year thousands of game developers decide to come together all over the world and share a room for 48 hours and work on a...

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This is a guest post from Senior Student Recruitment Officer Yasmeen Awadh. The beauty of digital media is that it attracts every type of person. From the toddler who started swiping a magazine because she thought it was an iPad to a starving painter who found work as a 2D artist...

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photo credit: joseph coombesThe Pat Hibbits Scholarship, valued at $20,000, is awarded every year to one incoming female graduate student in the Master of Digital Media program who is transitioning from a non digital media-related field into digital media. This year’s winner is Charity...

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2018