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CreateInTO Presents Dan Zen on ZIMjs Interactive Media Modules

February 27, 2015
CreateInTO Presents Dan Zen on ZIMjs

CreateInTO Presents Dan Zen on ZIMjs

Inventor, Dan Zen, will give an introduction talk about the ZIMjs library of interactive media modules at the upcoming CreateInTO event, 7PM on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at the Handlebar in Kensington Market, 159 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada.

zim.drag(circle); plus 60 more fantastic functions!

Inventor, Dan Zen, introduces ZIMjs – a free library of interactive media modules. CreateJS gives us the nesting power of Flash. ZIMjs extends CreateJS to give us new hit tests, parallax, damping, components, swipes, grids, guides, responsive layouts for mobile and more making front end coding easier. Bring a colleague out to CreateInTO to learn about the new jQuery of the Canvas – ZIMjs.

 

CreateInTO is a user group of creative developers, designers, hackers, makers and more.  Everyone is welcome to the Wednesday meetup:  http://www.meetup.com/CreateInTO/events/220783293/ There will be two tickets to the FITC Conference given away to winning attendants, courtesy of FITC, a founding supporter of CITO.

Dan Zen is a professor of Interactive Media in the Sheridan Interactive Media one year post grad, Oakville, Canada where students learn to build mobile and Web environments in which users can create, communicate and play.

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FITC Wearables 2014

November 15, 2014

Had a great time at FITC Wearables 2014 – congrats to Shawn and crew.  It was good seeing old friend Computer Steve (Mann) who was doing the keynote.  Also nice to meet Dr. Helen Papagiannis, Sheridan IMM (2001) who did a great job co-hosting the conference in digital dress (a MeU.  Professor, Dan Zen, was there wearing Hangy trying to convince everyone they can just wear their current devices.  Got to try the Muse and meet Kate Hartman.  Loved seeing the Myo in action.  It was great to see a bunch of IMM grads in attendance at displaying projects such as the award winning Sleepy Hollow Oculus Rift feature by Ryan Andal (IMM 2003) at Secret Location.  IMM 2001 grad Matt Fabb also worked on that project.  Our current students were out volunteering and connecting.

Sheridan Interactive Multimedia Alumni Win at FITC Awards 2012

April 30, 2012

Jam 3 Crew!

Secret Location Crew!

Wow!  What a night at the FITC Awards, firstly, I was getting there early, walked around the corner and bumped into Vincent Morriset coming the other way – the doors were not open yet.  So we went for a drink at the Office Pub (current home of FITO) and had a great talk about interactive storytelling, etc.  Highlight of the conference for me and it was a great conference!

FITC Awards - Future, Innovation, Technology and Creativity

I arrived at the awards just as the first award was being awarded – and it went to Jam 3, founded by three IMM alumni (Pablo, Mark and Adrian) as did the next award.  That was followed by Secret Location winning (Ryan Andal is there) and then Jam 3 again – after that, I lost track ;-).  Joanna Ong, graduate from last year was a Developer’s Site finalist as well!  Congrats to you all and all the other winners!

More pictures of the conference are here:

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150856572211369.473397.515286368

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Sheridan Interactive Multimedia Open House 2012

April 20, 2012

Sheridan Interactive Multimedia Open House 2012

Sheridan Interactive Multimedia invites you to their Open House 2012

// Tuesday May 1, 2012
// 4PM – 7PM
// Studio Huddle
// 97 Niagara Street, Toronto

Come see the latest in Mobile, HTML5, Flash AIR, Augmented Reality, 3D and more!

Our Post-grad Graduates would like you to meet them and view their portfolios.
Partake in refreshments and mingle with the Interactive Industry.
Please bring colleagues and you are encouraged to pass along the invite.

http://imm.sheridanc.on.ca/openhouse/2012/

http://facebook.com/events/289635944448455/

See you there!

Dan Zen & IMM Crew.

Professor & Coordinator
Sheridan Interactive Multimedia
Canadian New Media Educator of the Year 2008
http://imm.sheridanc.on.ca/

PS – portfolios currently online are still being completed.

Jam 3 Wins Best Design Team and Best Development Team at Digi Awards!

December 7, 2011

Jam 3 won two Canadian Digi Awards (formerly Canadian New Media Awards) this year – 2011.  The incredible fact is that one was for the Best Design Team and the second was for the Best Development Team.  Way to go!

Jam 3 was founded in 2003 by three Sheridan Interactive Multimedia graduates Adrian Belina, Pablo Vio and Mark McQuillan.  They have since grown into a most excellent interactive team which also includes a number of IMM grads.  You can see the folks at Jam 3 in their creative assessment of what their team does http://jam3.com.  Here is a quote from Adrian Belina, one of the founders:

It a special evening when you are honoured for being tops in both Design and Development. These awards are especially nice because they’re not just about one project that a few people worked on… they speak to the hard working, passionate teams that make it all happen, all year round. Very proud of everyone at Jam3 right now.

These awards are also a great success for the IMM program as not only the partners, Mark, Pablo and myself, graduated from the IMM class but we also employ 3 developers from the program as well. A true testament to the quality of the program!

Stitch Media founded by IMM graduate, Evan Jones, also won a Digi Award for Best in Digital Advertising for the site Drunk and on Drugs.  Congrats Evan!

Sheridan Interactive Multimedia is now accepting applicants for 2012.  Great jobs!  Great careers!  Advance our culture making interactive fun and useful stuff!  Designers, come on in and learn how to make your work… work!  Programmers come on in and learn how to program in an interactive environment beyond navigation. Other disciplines like Marketing, Engineering, Illustration, Animation, Computer Science, welcome!  Get with the mobile revolution!

http://imm.sheridanc.on.ca (redesign on its way).

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David Neumann to Give First SPOTLIGHT HTML5 Talk

December 2, 2011

David Neumann, the Web Design / Web App Development teacher at IMM is giving the first talk at the Spotlight HTML5 event in Toronto on Saturday Dec 3, 2011.

In this session we will walk through the main features of the HTML5 Geolocation API. From privacy concerns to fall back plans if location can’t be determined, we will look at an overview of what is for now an optional “nice to have” on many mobile web applications, but will be in the future a standard feature with interesting potential.

Hope you can make it there – SPOTLIGHT HTML5

Sheridan Interactive Multimedia Embarks on the Fall Tour Interactive (via Oddly & Folks)

October 20, 2011

Fall Tour Interactive Well… it was another great studio tour
http://www.falltourinteractive.com/ to many interactive agencies in Toronto.  The class joined a couple hundred others to spend a day visiting studios and talking with representatives about our industry – an invaluable experience.  Thank you very much to the organizers, volunteers and studios!

Japan visits Sheridan Interactive Multimedia class of 2012 – Pictures!

October 19, 2011

 

Japan Visits Sheridan Interactive Multimedia

The Osaka University of Electro Communications students of Gaming and Media came to visit Sheridan and are pictured below hanging out with the Sheridan Interactive Multimedia Post Grad class of 2012.  We went on to show our Gesture technology – waiving our hands at the camera to control motion in the computer.  We showed how it was done and made working applications.

Sheridan Interactive Multimedia Open House Pictures!

May 17, 2011

Sheridan Interactive Multimedia - SUPERSTITION Theme

Sheridan Interactive Multimedia Open House was a success with many happy people making great comments about the work – congratulations graduates!  A number of industry were there looking to hire and it was also nice to see future students getting an idea of what is in store.

The complete set can be found on facebook and on Flickr.  If you were there, please come in and tag yourself on facebook!  There was a sheet with all the URLs of the grads – let me know and I can find it for you.

Sheridan Interactive Multimedia - Gesture Tek Samples

Sheridan Interactive Multimedia - Class of 2011 in Part

Sheridan Interactive Multimedia Students’ Fist-Bump App a Success at FITC Conference

May 6, 2011

The Sheridan IMM Fist-bump booth at FITC 2011 - Scan Screen

FITC, one of the largest and longest running design and technology conferences in the world, had its 10th anniversary and the Sheridan Interactive Multimedia students provided an installation piece using Flash and FLAR (Augmented Reality) connected up to Facebook for a social media connection.

The installation let visitors digitally fist-bump each other (10 year anniversary) with the winner being the person with the most fist bumps.  The process was to first find out who they were by scanning a FLAR marker on their conference badge then to capture their face for a customizable avatar.  At this point they could also connect their marker to their Facebook account.  On a big screen, they scanned again to fist-bump a challenger who had followed the same process.  Big fists did the bumping, the totals were tallied and the winner was presented along with the custom avatars.  It was always a laugh seeing people’s avatars.  Your bump partner’s contact info was then sent off to Facebook.

Visitors at the Fist-bump installation + custom avatars

Animated fists doing the bumping - 10 fingers!

Overall there were about 400 unique fist-bumpers and lots of smiles and contacts made.  Congrats to the group for their hard work: Abeiene Nejar, Antonio Carito, Cherry Argana, Darren Neville, Jacky Kam, Joanna Ong, Justin Howlett, Tyler Lindo and Tyson Leslie.  The students explored a wide range of advanced interactive technologies such as augmented reality, face recognition, social media API’s, as well as traditional work with coding, motion graphics and database work.

Some of the members of the Sheridan IMM Fist-bump Team

If you would like to talk to the students or find out more about the project and program, please note we are having an open house on Friday, May 13 – click SUPERSTITION to find out more.  Thanks to Shawn Pucknel at FITC for providing the students with such a great opportunity.

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