Emerging Media BC Community of Practice: October 2019

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The Emerging Media BC Community of Practice is happening on October 11, 2019 at UBC Studios.

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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.

The October 2019 meeting will be hosted at UBC Studios at the UBC Vancouver (Point Grey) campus.

For October, we'll be foregoing a theme in favour of presentations on AR, photogrammetry, and the importance of design within a virtual environment.

Presentation 1: "Using phones to augment immersive experiences"

Presenter: David Clement

Summary: A series of demonstrations and discussion on ways we can use phones to greatly increase the quality and impact of immersive experiences: Real time localization using ARKit 3, real time object detection and tracking using Vision, face tracking, 2D/3D Pose detection, and a brief exploration of how we can use this phone data to augment VR experiences.

Bio: David Clement is a serial innovator with over 35 years of experience. He has held technical leadership roles in organizations including the BBC, CNN, US Department of Homeland Security, Discreet Logic, Wavesine, and many more. David is fluent in many disciplines including philosophy, business and startup culture, machine intelligence, virtual reality, computer graphics as well as system and software architecture. David is currently working at a startup focused on improving the physical and social development of youth.

Presentation 2: Virtual Animal Vertebrate Specimens

Presenters:

Dr. Suzie Lavallee, Senior Instructor, UBC Faculty of Forestry

Saeed Dyanatkar, Executive Producer, UBC Studios

Michael Sider, producer, UBC Studios

Summary: UBC Studios has been collaborating with Dr. Suzie Lavallee of the UBC Faculty of Forestry to explore the production of virtual 3D object versions of animal vertebrate specimens. The original physical specimens are part of a collection that are made available to students to enhance their learning toward identification of vertebrate animals. The intent in producing virtual versions of the specimens is to make them more available to students and to reduce the wear and tear on the physical specimens.

They will present about our successes, including a comparison between the results of 3D scanning versus photogrammetry, successful workflow for photogrammetry, and potential platforms for student access. They will also outline potential future expansion of the project beyond its current scope.

Presentation 3: Design Best Practices from Language Chatsim

Presenter: Matthew Davison

Summary: Matthew's presentation will go over his experiences doing design work on the Language Chatsim project and the best practices he's learned over the summer. Expanding on this, Matthew will dive into the importance of design and how it influenced the Chatsim team's approach of teaching languages to students in a non-conventional matter.

Bio: Matthew is the project coordinator/tech-lead/designer for the Language Chatsim project at the Emerging Media Lab, a language education tool using machine translation and VR to teach English speakers German and vice-versa.

By popular demand, October's EMBC CoP will also be live-streamed for those of us who aren't able to make the trip to UBC's Point Grey campus.

Skype connection will open at 2:45pm, Friday October 11th

Join the online meeting: https://meet.ubc.ca/an.wang/KMSUGTGO

Trouble Joining? Try Skype Web App: https://meet.ubc.ca/an.wang/KMSUGTGO?sl=1

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Vancouver B.C. : +1 (604) 822-3636,, 949361#

Kelowna B.C. : +1 (778) 484-8613,, 949361#

Find a local number: https://dialin.ubc.ca/

Conference ID: 949361

Whether we see you in person or if you connect remotely, we look forward to seeing you!

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