News archive - September 2018

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Brown Bag Talk: Jonathan Rodriguez on VR film making

"What I really do" - Jonathan Rodriguez

Games Institute alumnus Jonathan Rodriguez joined us September 21 to give a Brown Bag talk on working in the VR film industry. Rodriguez has been working at Felix & Paul studios, a VR film making start-up based in Montreal, since 2017. In this talk, Jonathan discussed his role as a software developer in a creative industry.

Monday, September 24, 2018

VR Storytelling Workshop with Gada Jane and SpiderWebShow Performance

Image captured by Michael Wheeler

Gada Jane, Research Associate at the GI, hosted a VR storytelling workshop in partnership with Michael Wheeler, Artistic Director at SpiderWebShow Performance. The two-day workshop took place Sept 14-15.

Jane and Wheeler invited playwrights and actors from the GTA and KW regions to learn about VR and develop strategies for using the medium to tell stories. Participants entered the workshop with little-to-no experience with VR and by the time they left they had produced their own VR performance.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Robert Gauthier gives a GRADTalk on Social Networks

GI resident Robert Gauthier will be giving a GRADtalk about social networks on September 27 in Needles Hall. Robert is a PhD candidate for Public Health and Health Systems. His research contributes to the fields of HCI and public health because he investigates how online communities support sensitive issues such as addiction

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Emma Vossen presents new research at QGCon

Emma Vossen will be speaking at the Queerness and Games Conference in Montreal (QGCon will take place September 29 and 30). Her talk entitled "Queering the Links Between Sexual Orientation and the Female Gamer Identity" explores how sexuality interacts with female gamer identity formation.

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