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What is Innovation?

Nov 19, 2013 By Richard Smith

I was hired at SFU, back in 1995, as a "junior chair" in Management of Technological Innovation. I have had a long time to think about—and teach—the topic of innovation and innovation management. If I have learned one thing it is that innovation is not the same as invention. In other...

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MDM Students Win Online Publishing Award

Nov 15, 2013 By Crissy Campbell

MDM student team Timber took home Gold for Best Use of Video/Multimedia in the Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPA) Wednesday night, beating out the Toronto Star , The Canadian Press , La Presse and Winnipeg Press. The COPA Awards recognize Canada’s best editorial and design work...

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Interview: MDM Alumni Turns Love of Scuba Diving into a Successful Online Community

Nov 5, 2013 By Crissy Campbell

When Nadia Aly enrolled in the Master of Digital Media program back in 2007 she didn’t think it would lead to founding and running a popular online Scuba Diving community. A graduate of the MDM program’s first cohort, Nadia worked at both Microsoft and Google until finding her true...

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What is Digital Media?

Oct 15, 2013 By Richard Smith

What is digital media? Weird that I would get asked this, since it is on the sign above our building, and in the name of the degree for the program I direct, but I do. And, perhaps, with good reason. First of all, if we are being pedantic, we could suggest that the proper question...

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Why Improv In a Digital Media Program?

Oct 10, 2013 By Crissy Campbell

When Master of Digital Media students first start the program in September, one of the first classes they are introduced to is Interdisciplinary Improvisation. Students who are new to the program are often confused by the course and don’t see how it fits in with the rest of the MDM...

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What’s the Difference Between Art and Design?

Oct 1, 2013 By Crissy Campbell

The difference between art and design has long been a running debate. The Master of Digital Media program draws on both artistic skills and design skills but how can we define the two? What does it mean to call oneself an Artist versus a Designer? Here are some MDM students’ thoughts...

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Student Guest Post: MDM Students Visit Ken Perlin at New York University

Sep 10, 2013 By Crissy Campbell

MDM students Isabelle Alles and Justin Eddy were invited to New York University this summer to spend some time with Ken Perlin —NYU Computer Science professor, NYU Games For Learning Institute director and Advisory Board member of the MDM program. With 3 days to spend in New York,...

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Interview: MDM Alumni Startup Aims to Humanize Technology

Jul 25, 2013 By Crissy Campbell

Three Master of Digital Media alumni formed H+ Technology last August, with the aim to "Humanize Technology." The company creates interactive digital displays, such as 360 degree 3D visualizations and gesture-based systems, for public places, like malls, airports, trade shows and real...

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