Faculty News

Challenge To Graduate Students: Create a Better Future

When I first took the job as Director of the MDM program, one of my colleagues at SFU pulled me aside to give me some advice. He had been director of a professional school for some years and he cautioned me about the way in which industry demands can sometimes divert a program from its mission. What I would find, he said, was that the industry (and even the students) would be keen for me to provide an education that would reproduce the people and skills that the industry already had, to fill the jobs that they had right now.

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On Agility, Fragility and "Watergile"

Last week I posted something to our Facebook page about the old adage: "when all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail." Trite though it may be, this kind of sentiment seems to be a useful way of looking at something our alumni are telling us: the tendency to "over agile" things.

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What is (Augmented and Immersive) Digital Media?

A while back I wrote a blog post titled What is Digital Media? Judging by the traffic to the article, a lot of people have the same question. I recently re-read that post and decided I wouldn’t change a thing. I do think that it could do with some addition, however.

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CDM Welcomes New Faculty Member, Laura Ballay, With 20 years Experience in Interaction Design

Centre for Digital Media is pleased to welcome Laura Ballay as the newest full-time faculty to the Master of Digital Media program.

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Considering the UX of Developing in Multiple Realities

This is a guest post from faculty member Dr. Patrick Pennefather.

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Tom Calvert Receives Canadian Digital Media Pioneer Award

From our colleagues at the Faculty of Communication, Art, and Technology (FCAT) comes the news of the Canadian Digital Media Pioneer Award

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Faculty Member Larry Bafia has been appointed Producer of the Computer Animation Festival at SIGGRAPH 2018

Faculty member Larry Bafia has been appointed producer for the 2018 Computer Animation Festival (CAF) at SIGGRAPH (Special Interest Group

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The Role of Improvisation in Rapid Prototyping

Professor, composer, Action Researcher and retired professional clown Patrick Pennefather identifies rapid prototyping as a key component to Interdisciplinary Improvisation in the Master of Digital Media program.

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