2019 News Archive

  • December 19, 2019

    Our students have created some exciting and wonderful projects that we would love to share with you.

  • December 08, 2019

    The rapid advance of artificial intelligence (AI) begs a daunting question – will we ever achieve ‘human-like’ behavior in computational systems?

  • November 24, 2019

    Our Make Change Studio instructors speak about the importance of sustainable fashion and their work with the students.

  • October 26, 2019

    SFU alumnus Michael Cheng, CEO of Lumen5, a multi-million-dollar company that makes it easier for anyone to create speedy, “thumb-stopping” videos, is celebrating the company’s first-place finish in the 2019 New Ventures BC competition.

  • October 26, 2019

    Stephanie Bourgeois, a recent graduate from SIAT’s undergraduate program, tells us about her journey to Japan and beginning a Masters degree in Media Design at Keio University in Tokyo.

  • March 03, 2019

    What happens when the best and brightest undergraduate students of the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology gather in one place to show off their wares and project work? Pure innovation in the form of installations, papers, displays and performances!

  • February 03, 2021

    Weina Jin is a 3rd-year PhD student in SIAT. Her thesis has a focus on developing explainable AI (artificial intelligence) to support doctors' decision-making processes. As a research assistant in supervisor Dr. Diane Gromala’s Pain Studies Lab, she designs virtual reality technologiesfor chronic pain patients.

  • June 26, 2019

    SFU’s ground-breaking, interdisciplinary Semester in Alternate Realities brought together 18 students from across the university to create virtual reality experiences that address real-world problems such as climate change, mental health, data privacy, and the global refugee crisis.

  • June 26, 2019

    Erick Oduor received his Ph.D. from SIAT in 2015. He is currently a research scientist at IBM Research Africa located in Nairobi, Kenya. In this graduate alumni spotlight, Erick reflects on his experience at SIAT and offers advice to current graduate students.

  • June 19, 2019

    A graduate student design team led by Dr. Alissa Antle tackles escalating violence, inequality and marginalization in schools by envisioning a futuristic learning environment for children.

  • June 06, 2019

    My research, broadly, explores how we embed values into technology. I am interested in the intersections of technology and traditional knowledge, tangible and intangible cultural heritage, digital repatriation, ethics, sustainability, and materiality.

  • June 06, 2019

    The Tangible Embodied Child-Computer Interaction Lab, directed by Professor Alissa Antle, conducts applied research addressing the modern needs of kids. Capitalising on the mind-body unity, the Lab design of tangible interfaces that aim to make a difference in children’s lives.

  • June 06, 2019

    Through applied research in the design of human-computer interaction for everyday scenario, cLab members are contributing to the refinement of research and design methods to increase the interaction efficiency and improve its overall quality.

  • June 03, 2019

    Dr. Diane Gromala and her team at Pain Studies Lab explore complex questions about human experience and pain.

  • June 01, 2019

    For the last ten years, the Metacreation Lab has been at the forefront of research and practice in Creative AI.

  • April 08, 2019

    Audrey received her Ph.D. from SIAT in 2016. She is an Assistant Professor in the School of Art, Art History, and Design at the University of Washington in Seattle.

  • April 08, 2019

    Dr. Aceves Sepúlveda’s latest work Women Made Visible: Feminist Art and Media in post-1968 Mexico was recently published by the University of Nebraska.

  • April 08, 2019

    I explore how people draw in virtual reality to inform the creation of user interfaces that allow everyone to create accurate shapes and precise strokes.

  • April 03, 2019

    The School of Interactive Arts and Technology contributed 16 full papers to the 2019 ACM International Conference on Computer-Human Interaction (CHI). The CHI conference is considered among the most prestigious and premier venues internationally to publish and present quality research in Human-Computer Interaction. SIAT’s contributions place SFU as the top ranking university across Canada with the most publications at CHI 2019.

  • February 03, 2021

    Doenja Oogjes’ PhD research speculatively explores new kinds of relations that might form among people, things, and their everyday environments

  • April 03, 2019

    At SIAT, VVISE is the Virtual and Augmented Reality, Visual Analytics, Interaction, Systems & Experiments Lab.

  • April 01, 2019

    Professor Lyn Bartram details her research and expertise in visual analytics and information visualization.

  • March 12, 2019

    Alex Kitson is investigating how to design for virtual reality that supports self-transcendence–decreased self-salience and increased feelings of connectedness to others and one's surroundings.

  • March 08, 2019

    Students taking IAT 336 will be learning through applied, hands-on experiences in making objects and prototypes. The course, in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology, teaches students how to making judgements on physical material choices for designing interactive devices.

  • March 08, 2019

    Participating in international design culture through SIAT field schools.

  • February 25, 2019

    The Touchpoint Design Conference connects SIAT’s undergraduate students and program to industry in tangible ways through a one-day conference featuring inspiring and informative talks from leading design industry professionals