Monthly Archives: October 2014

The Creation of iGiselle – Classical Ballet Meets Contemporary Video Games

Wondering how to save a ballerina from her tragic fate?

Find out on Friday, October 24, 2014 at the unveiling of the iGiselle project!

“Video games are making it possible to rewrite traditional narratives like never before.” Geoff McMaster (article on iGiselle)

iGiselle is an AI-driven ballet video game built by an interdisciplinary research team led by Nora Stovel (English and Film Studies) and Vadim Bulitko (Computing Science).

To attend sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-creation-of-igiselle-classical-ballet-meets-contemporary-video-games-registration-13365499569

The Creation of iGiselle – Classical Ballet Meets Contemporary Video Games
October 24, 2014 – 9:00am – 4:00pm
Faculty Club, Papaschase Room

More on iGiselle:
http://www.igiselle.ca/iGiselle Colloquium poster (1)

SSHRC Stories and Successes – Nov 5!

Interested in learning more about the great social sciences, humanities and arts research happening at the University of Alberta?

The Office of the Vice-President (Research) and the Kule Institute for Advanced Study invite you to a public event celebrating our SSHRC stories and successes!

SSHRC Stories
The first half of the event will be 3 presentations on the theme of Emerging Technologies: Competing Needs and Challenges:

Technologies of Nature: Surveillance at the Limits of the Human
Kevin Haggerty (Arts)
Stewarding Technology for Inclusive Innovation
Gordon Gow (Extension)
The Third Dimension: Immersive Virtual Environments in Educational Research and Practice
Patricia Boechler (Education)

Special guest:
SSHRC’s new Associate Vice-President – Future Challenges, Ursula Gobel

SSHRC Successes
The second half of this event will celebrate UAlberta’s 2014 SSHRC grant recipients through poster displays and the following invited 3 minute presentations:

Sadok Ghoul – Campus Saint-Jean
Andrew Leach – Alberta School of Business
Julie Rak – English and Film Studies
Sean Robertson – Faculty of Native Studies
Ali Shiri – School of Library and Information Studies
Evelyne Gagnon – Modern Languages and Cultural Studies
Tsugumi (Mimi) Okabe – Modern Languages and Cultural Studies

Reception and University of Alberta Press book display to follow!

RSVP Requested to help with catering requirements:
http://www.research.ualberta.ca/sshrc2014

Event Details

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
4:30-6:30 PM
Room 1- 430 CCISSSHRC Stories Successes poster