Workshop and Lecture Series

The Emerging Media Lab runs workshops and lectures conducted by UBC staff and faculty, as well as experts from other institutions and industry. EML is also a regular participant in the Emerging Media Community of Practice. Find out more on the Emerging Media Community of Practice website.

Upcoming Workshops and Lectures

To stay informed about the next workshop or lecture, sign up for EML’s monthly newsletter or consult our EML Calendar.

Past Workshops and Lectures

Git Real – An Introduction to Git Workshop

Git Real – An Introduction to Git EML, CEDaR, and IKBLC are hosting a Git workshop on May 11. This is open to the public and is also for the EML, CEDaR, and Gamifying Forestry teams.   Come join us at Irving K. Barber Learning 3rd Floor Peña Room! Alternatively, you can join via Zoom. […]

Storytelling Fundamentals and Narrative Design for Traditional & New Media

What makes for a memorable story? Why does it stick with us even after the experience is over? How does it happen in movies, video games, and VR? Join award-winning writer and narrative designer Arthur Protasio as he answers these questions in this immersive storytelling workshop! Learn storytelling fundamentals and the challenges in crafting content […]

Motion Sickness in VR: Causes, Characteristics and Treatments.

Emerging Media Lab Lecture Series “Motion Sickness in Virtual Reality”   Ever wonder why you get a little sick when you put on a VR headset? Turns out there’s a science behind it and it’s not quite like regular motion sickness. KITE scientist and psychology professor from Ryerson University Dr. Behrang Keshavarz will explain the phenomenon and how you […]

Staging VR, AR and MR in Public Spaces

Lecturer: Dr. Patrick Pennefather | Department of Theatre and Film; Centre for Digital Media Date: Thursday, July 25, 2019| 1:00PM – 3:00PM Location: UBC Studios | 0110-2329 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4     The popularity of emerging technologies and new ways to experience virtual worlds continues to grow. This talk will center on […]

Emerging Media Lab: VR Game Day

Take a break from your IKBLC study session and come to our Library space for a quick break in virtual reality! To help you de-stress before or after your exams, we'll be hosting a VR Game Day on Monday, April 15th from 12:00pm - 4:00pm. There will be four different stations that you can try out! Bring yourself or a couple of friends too!

Grand Opening of Emerging Media Lab’s IKB Space

We invite you to the grand opening of Emerging Media Lab’s new space in Irving K. Barber Learning Center. Through collaborations between EML, UBC Library, and the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, there is now a more public and accessible space in the heart of campus for all who are interested in emerging media technology.

Learning to Visualize Data in Augmented Reality (Workshop)

We are teaming up with the UBC Cognitive Systems Society to present this workshop. This workshop will teach how to build an augmented reality app to visualize data in real time.

3D Modelling Workshop

In this 4 hour workshop, Travis will be teach modelling basics and also touch on texturing. Through hands-on application with Maya and substance painter, this work along demo will teach the basics of 3D modelling to practical learners.

Intro to Immersive Media Development

Workshop Presenter: Juyeong Oh | October 9 5-8PM | Location: PCOH 1003 | Get a behind the scenes look into the development of VR/AR/MR with the Emerging Media Lab’s workshop series. This workshop is a beginner level introduction to the basics of how to create 3D objects and develop interactions between them.