Emerging Media BC Community of Practice: November 2019

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Innovation UBC at UBC Robson Square

800 Robson Street

Vancouver, BC V6Z 2E7

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EMBC CoP will take place Friday, Nov. 15 at 3:00-5:00 PM in Innovation UBC at UBC Robson Square.

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The Emerging Media BC Community of Practice is a community of experts and professionals from academic institutions, industry and community groups, as well as others whose work and interests are related to immersive media and emerging technologies.

Emerging Media BC Community of Practice serves three purposes:

  1. Provide a forward-looking forum in which we share current projects and bring expertise to forecasting and shaping the future of this area.
  2. Provide a stimulating environment in which we solve concrete challenges in and around immersive technology in relation to education and research.
  3. Provide a strong network that brings opportunities for us to collaborate across different communities that care about the role of virtual/augmented reality in education and research.

Our November EMBC CoP meeting is taking place in the second week of the month as per usual. Innovation UBC will be hosting the event on Friday, November 15 from 3:00-5:00 PM in their space at UBC Robson Square.

Speakers:

  1. Neehar A. Karnik, president, founder and CTO of BujiBui Inc: Neehar has over 20 years of experience using 3D computer graphics in films, visual effects, and engineering visualization. He has worked with the Maya team at Alias and trained as an Aircraft engineer before transitioning into computer graphics. At BujiBui Inc., they have developed technology that can visualize very large 3D data sets (LIDAR, CAD, bathymetric) with IoT data on mobile devices via 4G and satellite broadband connections.
  2. Dr. Jeremy Owen Turner is a sessional professor in Cognitive Science at Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, B.C., Canada). Turner is also a Cyber-Philosopher and Virtual-Worlds Content-Creator. His main research interests include immersive social VR worlds and Artificial General Intelligence. Dr. Turner will briefly discuss the creative potential of contemporary immersive social VR worlds such as: High Fidelity, NEOS VR, Sansar, and VR Chat. In particular, he will talk about the in-world content creation capabilities of each world and their levels of mass-consumer accessibility at this time.
  3. Oliver Jacobs is currently a graduate student pursuing his M.A./Ph.D in cognitive psychology at UBC. Oliver’s research interests mainly revolve around emerging technologies and cognition in the real world. His current research is focused on how VR can enable the study of how the head and eyes combine to perceive visual scenes. Oliver Jacobs’ presentation “Using Virtual Reality to Explore Mental Rotation” will be discussing mental rotation performance in a 3D virtual environment. How do people perform when the traditional pen-and-paper task is now in 3D? What promise does VR offer this line of work?

Refreshments will be provided.

Please reserve a spot.

We look forward to seeing you!

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Note: Due to technical complications, we won't be able to video conference this month's meeting. We apologize for any inconveniences this causes. We will let you know if this option is available in the future.

October's meeting is available on our website's archive. You can view our agenda and videos of our speakers.

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Innovation UBC at UBC Robson Square

800 Robson Street

Vancouver, BC V6Z 2E7

Canada

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