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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Watch Now: Sagan Yee's Brown Bag Talk

Sagan Yee, Executive Director of the Hand Eye Society, joined us Monday, March 4 to give a talk about playful media and experimental game design.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Rina Wehbe and Siyavash Izadi among top entries for NSERC Science, Action! contest

Games Institute members Rina Wehbe and Siyavash Izadi are among the top entries in the NSERC Science, Action! video contest.

The 25 videos with the most views by March 27 will proceed to the judges’ panel, where they will compete for one of 15 prizes. Join us in supporting Rina and Siyavash by watching their videos between February 27 to March 27 so that they can continue to advance in the competition and share their research with the world.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

GI Members Diana Moreno, Tina Chan, and Dr. Jennifer Roberts-Smith present at the W3 Represents Symposium

Games Institute members Diana Moreno Ojeda, Tina Chan, and Dr. Jennifer Roberts-Smith were among the presenters at the first ever W3 REPRESENTS: A Research Symposium hosted at UWaterloo by Waterloo Women Wednesdays (W3).

Thursday, January 31, 2019

John Harris at CHI Play 2018

John Harris, GI resident and Computer Science PhD student, presented a 5 minute short paper at CHI Play 2018 during their "Spotlight on Design Rationale" session. Harris' paper presents his reflections on translating HCI research into concrete game design.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Virtual Reality (VR) Networking Event full recording now available

Did you miss the Virtual Reality (VR) and Immersive Reality (IR) Networking Event? Watch the full recording of the speakers now:

On January 23, the Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology (CBB) and the Games Institute (GI) co-hosted the VR Networking Event. The purpose of the event was to bring faculty and postdocs from UW together to talk about research possibilities and potential collaborations in Immersive Reality (IR) technologies.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Article by AC Atienza in the Cloudfall Studios blog

AC Atienza, Master's student in Experimental Digital Media, wrote an article entitled "Viewer Culture and Boardgames" for Cloudfall Interactive Studios. Atienza's research interest involves re-application of design principals from one field to another, such as game design into pedagogy or literary theory into game design. Atienza also works as a designer for Cloudfall Studios.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Four Games Institute members make top 15 for GRADflix

Fall 2018, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs launched the first ever GRADflix competition. Graduate students were invited to create a 60-second video, moving slide show, or animation about their research. Entries were judged based on communication, creativity and visual impact, and technical quality.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Gustavo Tondello GRADimpact profile for UWaterloo

Gustavo Tondello, GI resident and Computer Science PhD student, was featured on the UWaterloo YouTube channel in a GRADimpact profile video about his research.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Emma Vossen at ReFiG 2018

Emma Vossen, alum of the Games Institute and former Editor in Chief of First Person Scholar, ran the Refiguring Innovation in Games (ReFiG) conference in Vancouver on October 25, 26, and 27, 2018. Vossen also presented a talk about teaching games related classes.

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