• Still, from Virtual Sama. Aynur Kadir, Kate Hennessy, Steve DiPaola, Ozge Yalcin

    Best Paper Award, EVA London 2017

    We were thrilled to be awarded the 2017 Best Paper Award at the EVA London (Electronic Visualization and the Arts) Conference, for our paper: Virtual Transcendance: An interactive immersive media installation of Sufi Dhikr Ritual Aynur Kadir, Kate Hennessy, Steve DiPaola, and Ozge Yalcin Abstract “Virtual Sama” is an interactive multimedia installation that connects computationally […]

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    SIAT + UBC team wins Journalism 360 Challenge Grant

    The Making Culture Lab is excited to be collaborating with SIAT’s Steve DiPaola and Taylor Owen from the UBC Graduate School of Journalism on this exciting project. AI-generated Anonymization in VR Journalism is “Helping reporters test whether an emotional connection can be maintained in immersive storytelling formats when a character is algorithmically distorted so that their […]

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    Congratulations Dr. Hannah Turner, Associate Curator of Museum of Vancouver’s exhibit “Unbelievable!”

    MCL congratulates Hannah Turner on the opening of the Museum of Vancouver’s exhibition “Unbelievable!”, which runs from June 24th to September 24th 2017. Hannah is the Associate Curator, with curator Greg Dreicer and curator Sharon Fortney. MCL Associate Alix Shield also curated part of the exhibition related to E. Pauline Johnson. We can’t wait to […]

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    Early in Career Award, 2017, CUFA BC

    I (Kate) was very honoured to receive the 2017 CUFA BC Early in Career Award. The award dinner took place in April 2017 in Vancouver at the Law Courts. Thank you to friends and colleagues and family for coming out to the awards dinner to support me! I am extremely grateful for the opportunities that have been […]

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    Reese Muntean wins a 2017-2018 SVA/Lemelson Fellowship

    Congratulations to Reese Muntean on being one of the 2017-2018 Society for Visual Anthropology/Lemelson Foundation Fellows! Reese will be traveling to northern Thailand to support the documentation of the Salak Yom Festival, with her project “Virtual Reality Documentation of Salak Yom: Crafting 3D & Virtual reality Applications to Communicate Traditional Knowledge & Cultural Values”. Reese […]

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    Postdoctoral fellow Hannah Turner edits Special Issue of Museum Anthropology

    This special issue of Museum Anthropology develops a “critical history” of museum catalogues to position the documentation of material culture as a historical epistemological practice. Authors engage critically with emergent discussions concerning the formalization of knowledge about ethnographic material culture as it developed in the nineteenth century. Each article thus contributes to a wider conversation […]

  • Photo by Reese Muntean, 2015.

    Congratulations to Reese Muntean, MA

    This week Reese Muntean successfully her MA Thesis “Tangible Interactions with Intangible Heritage: The Development and Design of ʔeləw̓k̓ʷ — Belongings“. Congratulations Reese on your wonderful work, and our equally heartfelt gratitude to our collaborators at MOA, Jordan Wilson and Sue Rowley for the amazing opportunity to be involved in this project. Reese we are excited that […]