"Learning never exhausts the mind," is one of my favourite quotes from one of the greatest minds in history, Leonardo DaVinci. It remains a favourite because it has been a key motivator of mine throughout my undergraduate career. Even before I heard the words, I found myself looking for chances to learn and to explore my interests. This drive is what lead me to a program like GBDA.
Monday, May 4, 2015 by Ana Marosevic and Kareen Mezerhane
The students, staff, and faculty of the Stratford Campus are relatively new to the University of Waterloo community. With Global Business and Digital Arts (GBDA) being a new program that is continually evolving, the GBDA Student Society, which is a student-led group dedicated to representing GBDA students, felt it was time to "break the ice".
How can we experience art in new ways using interactive technology? This was the question at the core of Art-Mersion, an event which took place at the Button Factory in Uptown Waterloo this past March. Being a Global Business and Digital Arts (GBDA) student here at UWaterloo Stratford, I was naturally drawn to see what this was all about.
Of the numerous "gifted modules" I've attended, none has quite matched the Appitype (App Development 101) workshop in entertainment value, challenge, and learning. Though like many others I was initially hesitant to attend, doing so provided valuable insights into the fascinating world of app development.
You don't always get to experience your first year and your last year twice; and that's not because I failed! Here in England, typical University and College programs last three years. Coming here on exchange in my third year, I got to adapt to the lifestyles of both the graduating students and the new incoming "freshers" as they would say, as it would be my last year of studies in the UK, but also my first year at University.