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Vancouver’s Video Game Industry Is Thriving

Mar 20, 2014 By Crissy Campbell

Vancouver’s video game and digital media industries are thriving. The tech and games industry is booming with big companies—such as Facebook and Amazon—opening up offices in Vancouver and smaller studios—such as East Side Games, Black Tusk Studios and Roadhouse Interactive— winning...

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2014 OUTtv Scholarship Winner Inspired by Sochi & Vancouver’s LGBT Community

Mar 12, 2014 By Crissy Campbell

This year’s OUTtv scholarship winner is Bettsina Walkinson , who won for her transmedia project proposal that was inspired by the events in Sochi and Vancouver's LGBT community. The OUTtv scholarship is valued at $5,000 and is awarded every year to a current Master of Digital Media...

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Centre for Digital Media at South By Southwest 2014

Feb 25, 2014 By Crissy Campbell

South by Southwest (SXSW) is a music, film and interactive conference and festival held every year in Austin, Texas, bringing together the brightest minds in music, film and digital media. SXSW is a chance for creative people to meet, share ideas and develop their careers. SXSWedu...

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Robots or People: Is There a Place for People in the Future of Information?

Feb 19, 2014 By Richard Smith

If you read my last post about how data are turned into information and then how information is turned into knowledge, you might remember the two lists of activities that all start with the letter C. To recap, data ("random facts") are turned into information (organized, useful) by...

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6 Skills You Need To Become a Digital Media Leader

Feb 13, 2014 By Crissy Campbell

The Digital Media industry requires a complex set of talents. Because the industry merges science and technology with art and design, individuals working in digital media need to have a strong grasp of a variety of skills. Digital Media includes everything from interactive design to...

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How Do We Create Information?

Feb 6, 2014 By Richard Smith

In a previous post, I discussed information as a pyramid of human communication, that starts with data and ends with wisdom. So, how do we turn data into information? Information into knowledge? The work that MDM students do plays a key role in both of these transitions. In this post I...

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Gerri Sinclair Award Winners on Starting Their Own Business

Jan 30, 2014 By Crissy Campbell

This year’s Gerri Sinclair Award winners are Henrique Arrais, Bony Banerjee, Russell Kentish and Bettsina Walkinson for their startup company Orbits, a digital workplace where teams can manage ideas. The Gerri Sinclair Award is given out every year to a student or group of students in...

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What is Information?

Jan 21, 2014 By Richard Smith

Information is my lifeblood. As a communication scholar, I study information in all its forms. How it entertains us, how it shapes our politics and our social lives, how it is embedded in technology and enables economies. But what is information? At a physical level, information has...

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