Emily Carr

What is an ebook? 6 questions about the future of books

What is an ebook? 6 questions about the future of books

Tonight Emily Carr students presented 5 ebook prototypes developed over the course of this semester in an ebook design course. As the students presented their work, and members of the local business, tech and creative communities responded to them, it was clear that...
Back to school at the juncture of art & social science

Back to school at the juncture of art & social science

Walking through the front doors of Emily Carr today after a few days in political science land was a reawakening to the extraordinary.The gallery by the front doors was bursting with fresh pieces, including something that requires you to put on headphones and look at...
An open design process for SIMCentre.ca

An open design process for SIMCentre.ca

This post appears today on the site of the Social + Interactive Media Centre at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Shh…don’t tell anyone, but we’re redesigning our website. That’s the standard attitude towards website redesign, at least...
Crowdsourcing my identity: an art experiment

Crowdsourcing my identity: an art experiment

The phenomenon of Pecha Kucha — presentations in which a speaker addresses 20 slides for 20 seconds each — has overtaken unconferences and WhateverCamps as the hottest format for professional gatherings. So I was interested to see a Pecha Kucha veteran...
How to think like a social media artist

How to think like a social media artist

If you want to sharpen or deepen your use of social media, try going to art school. That’s the big takeaway from my first months here at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. I can’t say I’m “going to” art school — my role heading...
The next chapter: Emily Carr University

The next chapter: Emily Carr University

I’m thrilled and honoured that I have been invited to join Emily Carr as the Director of the Centre for Moving Interaction. For the next two years, I’ll work with the students and faculty of Emily Carr to develop research programs that engage BC tech companies in exploring new opportunities for — and applications of — digital creativity. And as part of that work, I’ll do research that digs deeper into the strategic and social implications of social media.