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Three MDM Student Cohorts Work Together To Develop VR Theater at SIGGRAPH

Oct 4, 2018 By Crissy Campbell

This past summer, Vancouver hosted SIGGRAPH, an annual computer graphics conference. The conference attracts tens of thousands of global visitors and was the first time SIGGRAPH was back in Vancouver since 2014. MDM faculty Larry Bafia was this year’s producer for the Computer...

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What Makes an MDM Student Cohort Successful?

Aug 29, 2018 By Crissy Campbell

This is a farewell speech from Master of Digital Media Program Director, Richard Smith. The speech was spoken at the MDM ungrad on August 17th, a celebration of the completion of the first three terms of the MDM program. In the MDM program our students learn many processes along the...

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From IDEA-X to PhD Candidate: Meet IDEA-X Alumnus Michelle Fan

Mar 21, 2018 By thomas petitjean

Centre for Digital Media alumna Michelle Fan is doing her Doctoral studies at Simon Fraser University’s School of Interactive Art and Technology (SIAT) . While a significant accomplishment in and of itself, the story of how she got here is just as remarkable. Many people will tell you...

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Team Candor on Creating Story Through Mechanics

Nov 14, 2017 By Chris Sroka

Team Candor began as a student pitched project in the summer semester of the Master of Digital Media Program. Vidhi Shah , Rafael Hocevar , Conrad Sly and Carina Kern pitched the idea of a casual game that had narrative elements, something they believed was missing from this market...

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Roles in Games: Game Designer

Aug 15, 2017 By Chris Sroka

Games, games, games. The games industry is a wide and varied world, filled to the brim with all types of professions: from engineers to game designers, artists to marketing folks, the list goes on and on. In Wooga 's Roles In Games series, they talk with people at Wooga about some of...

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The Importance of Agile Methodologies Within Student-led Industry Projects

Jun 13, 2017 By Chris Sroka

Al Sinoy is a master of agile methodology, a key component of the MDM program that he graduated from in 2010. Previously, he discussed with us the value of sprints from the perspective of a scrum master within the Berlin-based game company, Wooga . Now Al is back home at the CDM as a...

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Entrepreneurship and the Master of Digital Media Program

Feb 6, 2017 By Chris Sroka

By Dennis Chenard. Should you get your Masters degree or pursue your start-up idea? Why not do both at the same time! For aspiring entrepreneurs and those who like a start-up culture that R&D/industry projects foster, the CDM has opportunities for students who want to form...

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Student Pitch Project Walkies get Accepted to HAX Hardware Accelerator

Jan 23, 2017 By Chris Sroka

With an idea that started in their first term at the CDM (Fall 2015), Walkies Lab Inc develops a smart wearable toy for toddlers that is fun to play and enhances their motor and intellectual development. In the Spring of 2016, the group pitched Walkies as a project they wanted to...

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