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3 Things We Learned Building a VR Experience

Nov 10, 2015 By Crissy Campbell

By Daniel Nascimento, Marina Lúcio, Guilherme Cunha, Alex Boyd and Victor Li Master of Digital Media students developed a virtual reality experience for their Immersive Environments ( IAT 445 ) class at SFU this past summer. Immersive Environments is an elective course that MDM...

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Bringing Interactivity to Museums: An Interview with MDM Faculty Larry Bafia, Part 2

Oct 28, 2015 By Crissy Campbell

Larry Bafia has had an incredible career—from the claymation days of Will Vinton Studios, to being the Commerical Animation Director at PDI/Dreamworks, to now being a full-time faculty member at the Centre for Digital Media. I sat down to talk to Larry about his involvement with MDM...

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From Claymation to Digital Media: An Interview with MDM Faculty Larry Bafia, Part 1

Oct 20, 2015 By Crissy Campbell

Not everyone can say they started their accomplished careers molding characters out of clay. But that’s exactly how Larry Bafia’s career began. His profession has spanned many mediums and huge technological shifts—from creating characters with clay to teaching leading-edge digital...

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Women in Tech: Taking Over the New Master of Digital Media Cohort

Sep 17, 2015 By Crissy Campbell

For the first time ever, women make up the majority of the Master of Digital Media student cohort. When the Master of Digital Media program first began in 2007, there were only 4 female students enrolled in the program. The number has grown to 24 women this year, representing 57% of...

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GPS, WiFi, and iBeacons: Providing a Natural Digital Media Experience

Mar 17, 2015 By Anonymous

Indoor positioning is the final frontier to providing a truly natural digital media experience for smartphone users wanting to discover and interact with the world around them. So far, however, nothing about it has been, well, natural. When Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone back in 2007...

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5 Expert Insights Into 2015 Digital Media Trends

Feb 5, 2015 By Richard Smith

What is hot in digital media this year? We asked some of the folks we work with regularly – some recent clients of ours, guest speakers at the school, a recent grad who has launched his own company – to give us their thoughts on this question. Each of them is deeply committed to, and...

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3 Ways Vancouver’s Digital Media Industry is Thriving

Dec 8, 2014 By dennis_chenard

1. Expansion & Attraction One of the greatest things about Vancouver, beyond its natural beauty, is its diversity of people, a collective pioneering spirit and sense of exploration. From the gold rush of the 1850’s to Vancouver's hosting of the 2010 Olympics, this city has been...

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Digital media: what does it mean?

Nov 20, 2014 By Richard Smith

My students recently told me that they wanted to know more about the social, moral, ethical, cultural, and environmental implications of digital media. No kidding. Who isn’t worried about this topic these days, right? I could have said that they should just wait a couple months until...

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