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22nd July 2014

SIGGRAPH 2014 Art Gallery: ‘Acting in Translation’

siggraph 2014The SIGGRAPH 2014 Art Gallery will gather and present 14 outstanding, critical, and innovative unique works and projects, incorporating its theme, Acting in Translation. While the essential aim of the Art Gallery is to provide a deeper insight into the relationships within art, science, technology, research, and societal developments, Acting in Translation concentrates on strong content and criticality in these works and projects, conveyed through the use of advanced technologies. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd July 2014

BC Talent Featured At Casual Connect USA

Province of BCBritish Columbia’s innovative and creative casual games industry will showcase their talents at the professionals-only Casual Connect conference in San Francisco today and tomorrow. The B.C. government will be there to support them by providing meeting space and business-to-business matchmaking. Vancouver-based Imaginary Games will be featured in the IDEA Showcase at the conference and their social mobile game Afterland is highlighted in the latest issue of Casual Connect magazine. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th July 2014

SIGGRAPH 2014 Production Sessions Feature Summer Blockbusters, Oscar Winner

siggraph 2014SIGGRAPH 2014 will offer presentations on more than 15 of the biggest current and upcoming studio productions, including X-Men: Days of Future Past, Gravity, How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Production Sessions are hosted as part of the Computer Animation Festival and will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre, 11-14 August. Read the rest of this entry »

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8th July 2014

QuickMobile Brings Out-Of-The-Box Registration Integration With New Strategic Relationships

quickmobileVancouver’s QuickMobile has integrated more than 130 third-party systems into its mobile event app platform, supporting thousands of events and millions of users with diverse solutions. These systems include enterprise social collaboration tools from Salesforce and Jive Software, real-time polling systems from Lumi and registration systems from EventBrite and RegOnline. QuickMobile today announced strategic relationships with several registration software providers in an effort to simplify registration integration into the mobile event app experience. While QuickMobile will continue to support most registration systems, the company will now provide deeper productized offerings and out-of-the-box integration with a select number of solutions, including those provided by AllianceTech, Certain Inc., Cvent, etouches, EventsForce, Opus Solutions and SignUp4. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd July 2014

Telefilm Canada Pleased Audiovisual Coproduction Treaty With India Now In Force

Telefilm CanadaTelefilm Canada is very pleased that the Audiovisual Coproduction Treaty (PDF) between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Republic of India came into effect on July 1, 2014. The Treaty was announced by the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, the Honourable Shelly Glover, on June 11 of this year. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd July 2014

SIGGRAPH 2014 Technical Papers Preview

siggraph 2014The SIGGRAPH 2014 Technical Papers Program is the premier international forum for disseminating new scholarly work in computer graphics and interactive techniques. Submissions to the Technical Papers program are received from around the globe and feature high quality, never-before-seen scholarly work. Submitters are held to extremely high standards in order to qualify. In anticipation of the upcoming conference in Vancouver, SIGGRAPH has released a program preview trailer: Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd July 2014

Vancouver Animation School Nominated For Ernest C. Manning Award For Innovation

vancouver animation schoolVancouver Animation School, a Vancouver-based worldwide educational institution offering entry level and advanced programs for the animation, visual effects and video game industries, has been named as a finalist for the Ernest C. Manning Award for innovation. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th June 2014

SIGGRAPH 2014 Selects Not Impossible Labs Co-Founder Elliot Kotek As Keynote Speaker

siggraph 2014ACM SIGGRAPH has announced the selection of Elliot Kotek, co-founder of Not Impossible Labs, as the keynote speaker at SIGGRAPH 2014, the 41st International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, 10-14 August 2014 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The current content chief and co-founder of Not Impossible Labs, and editor-in-chief of Not Impossible Now, Kotek is also the founder and editor-in-chief of Beyond Cinema and the former editor-in-chief of both Moving Pictures and Celebs.com. Not Impossible Labs is comprised of thinkers and doers with a mission to transform ideas that once seemed impossible to possible. Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd June 2014

BC Government Grants Available For Developing Artists

Province of BCArts and culture organizations and developing artists can now apply for funding assistance through the BC Art Council’s Early Career Development Program. The program supports early career artists wanting to develop their practice while building their portfolio, professional exposure and/or career experience through co-op placement, internship, residency or mentorship. The provincially funded program supports the development of knowledge, learning and capacity within the sector to create opportunities for the next generation of artists and practitioners. Read the rest of this entry »

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28th May 2014

Interbrand Canada Releases 2014 Best Canadian Brands Report

mini-orbyInterbrand Canada has released its fifth biennial 2014 Best Canadian Brands report, which examines and ranks Canada’s top 25 brands by brand value. The total value of the 25 Best Canadian Brands is C$72.8 billion – a four per cent increase over the total value of the 2012 ranking. Read the rest of this entry »

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