Bringing Interactivity to Museums: An Interview with MDM Faculty Larry Bafia, Part 2
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...Read More
From Claymation to Digital Media: An Interview with MDM Faculty Larry Bafia, Part 1
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...Read More
Women in Tech: Taking Over the New Master of Digital Media Cohort
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...Read More
GPS, WiFi, and iBeacons: Providing a Natural Digital Media Experience
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...Read More
5 Expert Insights Into 2015 Digital Media Trends
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...Read More
3 Ways Vancouver’s Digital Media Industry is Thriving
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...Read More
Digital media: what does it mean?
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...Read More
Computational Media – What’s That?
Our colleagues at the University of California, Santa Cruz released a report, Envisioning the Future of Computational Media , last March. That report was the result of a 2012 workshop, called Media Systems . That workshop and the report culminated in the creation of a new department at...Read More