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High-tech wizardry at SFU’s Open House

May 21, 2012

Lynne Jamieson, SIAT, 778.782.7442,
Fiona Burrows, PAMR, 778.782.3928,


Simon Fraser University’s acclaimed School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT) will be dazzling guests with an entertaining collection of high-tech exhibits and activities at the university’s Open House on Saturday, May 26, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. at the Burnaby campus.

SIAT is an engaging, energetic, community-centered program focused on interactive systems, human-centred design and new media. It’s a new kind of community of scholars—one based on collaboration between designers, technologists, artists and scientists.

Guests will experience a variety of projects made by interactive arts and technology students including augmented reality apps, computer games, and immersive digital painting.

SIAT academic and administrative services manager, Lynne Jamieson, says, “The school will be showcasing the latest in new technologies and original works of digital art,” including:

  • Chair, an augmented reality project that allows users to combine the real world with the virtual, envisioning what a trendy modern couch would look like in a university hallway at the Open House.
  • Living Painting, a C++ and OpenGL project that allows users to stand in front of a camera and be digitally and artistically placed into a painting.
  • Hootlin, a video game that creates unique sound tracks based on the players actions. Hootlin was nominated for a Canadian Video Games award in 2012.


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