Sheridan Interactive Multimedia has a multimedia pioneering course that we have been running for almost 10 years. It certainly has been exciting keeping up with the near future for so many years. Some highlights for guest speakers have been: Bill Buxton, David Rokeby, Steve Mann, Vincent Jon Vincent, and dozens more.
We make sure the students build prototypes in technologies like multiuser, gesture tech, mediated reality (augmented and diminished). We have prototyped tilt and multitouch for years – now these have moved into regular curriculum.
For the last few years we have also run club projects where groups run a club for various technologies. For instance, last year we had Holograms, Reality Gaming, Ardino, Shape Recognition and Voice Recognition clubs. The year before that was Wands, Second Life, Augmented Reality, iPhone, and 3D Vision.
This year the clubs were as follows with links to Blogs the students made for each topic: