EML’s First Online Showcase – September 2020

EML’s First Online Showcase – September 2020

The Emerging Media Lab proudly presents our showcase of summer and spring projects, detailing the whys and hows from faculty and developers!

In the memory of our late colleague, Kirk Karasin, Former EML Supervisor.

The landscape of the classroom is changing. Check out how the Emerging Media Lab is innovating educational tools with emerging tech like VR/AR. Learn about our projects from the creators themselves, from ideation to prototype and beyond.

Believe tech is limited to the hard sciences? Think again! We have projects collaborating with the department of music, theatre, languages, and more. Whatever you are interested in, you’re invited to celebrate our accomplishments and connect with our community!


3D Metabolism:
A novel way to understand and visualize the information contained in a metabolic network.

Interactive Orchestra:
A virtual reality experience that aims to provide a podium for music students who wish to gain experience conducting an Orchestra.

Language ChatSim:
Allows users to pick between English or German to practice speaking with an avatar in virtual reality.

Main Mall Hustle:
A Cardboard VR game experience that drops you right into the middle of life on the UBC campus as you try to get to your class on time!

An ongoing collaboration between UBC EML, CDM, and SFU SIAT to create an application where users can experience scholarly writing in an immersive environment.

Fossa Finder:
An educational tool to teach students the anatomy of a special space in the skull, Pterygopalatine fossa.

3D Education Resources:
An ongoing intiative to create an online repository of three-dimensional resources for academic collaborators for an online learning environment.

What to expect:

  • Opening speech from CIO Jennifer Burns, UBC IT and Academic Director Christina Hendricks, UBC CTLT
  • 5-10 minutes for each project team to present
  • Q&A after each presentation