Digital Media Conference #DMCvan16: Brains & Computers [fr]

The Digital Media Conference - Brains & Computers, co-organized by the Centre for Digital Media and the Consulate General of France in Vancouver between key speakers from France and Canada took place on June 13th.

Together, panelists represented:

  • Brain-Computer Interface initiatives
  • AR/VR product and application design
  • accelerators in BC
  • and digital media product design.

Panelists covered:

  • innovative BCI research
  • current academic research in France
  • the current state of the burgeoning VR and AR fields
  • recent scientific results and strategic policies of the Digital media sector.

Panelists were:

  • French scientist Dr. Fabien LOTTE expert in Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI),
  • Dr. Kimberly VOLL, cognitive scientist, programmer and game developer for her own company and Riot Games,
  • Dr. Ian HAND, Executive Director of VentureLabs®,
  • and Kharis O’CONNELL, CEO of IsHuman (VR/AR)

The conference was moderated by Dr. Richard Smith, director of the Master of Digital Media Program.

The event also featured MDM student demos of VR projects in progress.


  • Thursday June 16th, 2016
  • 6 to 8 PM. (Reception to follow)
  • Centre for Digital Media: 685 Great Northern Way Campus, Vancouver
  • Transit: Skytrain VCC Clarke, #84, #99
  • Free parking available. See picture below.


  • The recorded streaming can be found here.
  • You can also relive the conference on Twitter with #DMCvan16.


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Interview pre-conference:

In the press:

  • Article by Tyler Orton in Business in Vancouver, digital access here - tuesday june 14th 2016 .



This event is arranged under the project "Science & Society: towards a digital society".

Dernière modification : 05/01/2018

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