Issue 13: January/February 2015
Ryerson’s leadership in Digital Media and Technology is globally recognized. Our Digital Media Zone (DMZ) is Canada's top university business incubator and fifth in the world. Ryerson researchers create new techniques, products, and online tools to enhance the lives of Canadians and keep us globally competitive. Interdisciplinary projects with industry partners are breaking ground in cloud and context-aware computing, transmedia, big data analytics, social media, 3D printing, assistive technologies, geographic information systems, augmented reality, gamification and more.
For example, Ryerson researchers are developing new technologies and tools. The Laboratory for Systems, Software and Semantics (LS³) develops semantics-driven software that can extract meaning from text. The Ryerson Multimedia Research Lab focuses on media indexing, coding, transmission and retrieval, and human computer interaction.
The Ryerson Centre for Cloud and Context-Aware Computing (RC4) brings together industry partners, researchers, and start-ups to develop technologies and drive their adoption across sectors to promote productivity and global competitiveness. One of its nodes, the Transmedia Centre is a state-of-the-art facility that explores the convergence of media practices in content creation, audience relationships, and emergent business models. Other nodes include the Advanced Manufacturing, Design, and 3D Printing Lab, and the Ryerson Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing Lab.
Ryerson’s Digital Media and Technology researchers come from virtually every discipline. The Centre for Digital Humanities (CDH) looks at the intersection of material and digital knowledge production, investigating online environments for the preservation, visualization, and analysis of cultural texts and histories. The Social Media Lab examines how social media and other web technologies are changing the ways in which people communicate and disseminate information, and the Infoscape Research Lab (IRL) focuses on the cultural and political impact of digital code, particularly related to social media. The Edge Lab and the Inclusive Media and Design Centre develop assistive digital technology to increase accessibility.
Stories in this newsletter highlight a few of our researchers who are enhancing how we connect and function in an increasingly digitalized world.
We are pleased to launch a new design of our Innovation newsletter for 2015. Our updated format is more compatible with mobile devices and screen readers in compliance with the new Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
Vice-President, Research and Innovation
Thursday, February 19, 2015 | 3:00pm-7:00pm
George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre, Room ENG 103, 245 Church Street, Toronto, ON
Join us as we invite educators, entrepreneurs, content and media design experts, publishers, industry leaders and decision-makers to examine digital learning and engage in an insightful exchange of ideas and strategies to address the transformational changes occurring in academia and the workplace.