The Digital Narrative

Pushing scholarship, creativity and imagination

The International Digital Media Arts Association Conference 2010

November 4-6, Emily Carr University, Vancouver B.C.

Leading academics, professionals and artists will gather at Emily Carr University of Art and Design for the International Digital Media and Arts Association’s 8th annual conference to explore the world of digital technologies with a focus on the subject of The Digital Narrative. The conference will include workshops, keynote speakers, “extreme close-up” guest panels, paper presentations, networking, discussions, and social events as well as opportunities to explore Emily Carr’s state of the art facilities
New digital technologies and mediums are informing, challenging and reinventing our notions of narrative structures and storytelling. Non- linear, virtual, artificial, interactive, and cyber culture have become common terms and concepts when describing the emerging integration of science, art, and sociology. The Digital Narrative explores ideas of how storytelling and communication is influencing and influenced by new and emerging technologies.

Emily Carr University

Emily Carr University of Art and Design was founded in 1925 and since then has been a vital part of the Vancouver, B.C. and Canadian art and design communities. The University is devoted to studio-based creativity in the service of innovation, research, and learning offering a multidisciplinary environment where artists, designers, technologists, researchers, and educators interact and collaborate on projects and programs. Emily Carr’s alumni and faculty are among the most influential and innovative artists and designers working in their respective fields.
The Intersection Digital Studios at ECU is the institution’s dedicated research space. It is composed of three themed studios: the Motion Capture and Visualization studio, the Wearables and Interactive Products studio, and the Prototyping + Media + Programming studio.
The Social + Interactive Media Centre is a research centre initiative that supports a wide range of applied social, interactive and design projects. Learn More…

Vancouver, BC

Emily Carr University of Art and Design is located on Granville Island in the heart of the city of Vancouver, British Columbia. Vancouver, host of the 2010 Olympics, is a world famous destination spot known for its spectacular scenery, clean environment and cultural diversity and has the honor of repeatedly being voted one of the most livable cities in the world.

Vancouver is also a hub for a vibrant, expanding digital media industry. B.C. is home to hundreds of film/video companies, agencies, postproduction facilities, shooting stages and is the third-largest film and TV production centre in North America. In addition Vancouver is home to over 100 independent companies directly related to digital media production. This industry is as varied as it is large from the video game giants such as Electronic Arts and Radical Entertainment to award winning CG and animation companies like Rainmaker Entertainment and Global Mechanic. Vancouver is a vibrant and expanding world center for digital media and art.