Rubix profiles influential research and innovation at FCAD
TORONTO, November 5, 2019 -- The cutting-edge research works of faculty and four undergraduate students were exhibited at RUBIX, FCAD’s fifth annual showcase of scholarly, research and creative activity (SRC). The unique innovations were brought to life in the Catalyst, FCAD’s large-scale SRC space, bringing together boundary-pushing minds from across the creative industries to explore, innovate, and impact the world we live in. This year, the showcase featured 41 exhibits presented by 39 exhibitors who are thought leaders from across FCAD’s nine schools; The research projects addressed themes of history, culture, digital media, identity and design processes.
“FCAD’s scholarly, research and creative activities push boundaries, explore new ideas and inspire creative ways of thinking,” said Steven Liss, vice-president of research and innovation at Ryerson University. “RUBIX is a dynamic showcase that reflects the energy of FCAD’s innovative and accomplished makers, creators and researchers.”
The exhibits at RUBIX range from articles and films to performances and new media installations; These displays both engage and connect the Ryerson community, industry leaders and partners with FCAD’s SRC activity and often ignite new creative collaborations within the faculty.
FCAD’s creative edge is the reason its faculty members, research directors and associates are sought-after as research collaborators, speakers, and partners with academic institutions, industry and government, all over the world. They are leaders in a broad array of disciplines including creative data, interactive and immersive experiences and audience behavior. From human-robot interactions to sustainable consumer packaging and audience-centred live storytelling, the diversity of work done in Ryerson FCAD is innovative and impactful at the global level.
“This creative innovation drives partnerships with organizations like Google, AutoDesk, Myant, Luminato, TIFF, and many more,” said Charles Falzon, dean of FCAD. “We are all better than the sum of our parts — Together, we continue to collaborate, innovate and push boundaries for impact in the creative fields, not just in Canada, but in the world,”
This year, RUBIX is celebrating its fifth year of being the largest event at FCAD, in both scale and attendance, and will continue to highlight, develop, and support the growth of SRC activity.
Learn more about this year’s featured projects:
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