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February Speaker Social

Saturday, February 8
5:00 PM— 7:00 PM

DMG’s regular speaker social! Every month, folks working in games, on game-related projects, or in interactive arts give a brief presentation on their work. This month, Roya DelSol, Rui Jie Wang, and others present creative work in volumetric video and interactive 360 WebVR.

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DMG’s regular speaker social! Every month, folks working in games, on game-related projects, or in interactive arts give a brief presentation on their work. Expect fascinating insights into a broad range of disciplines, introductions to rad projects and tools, interesting creators and new friends!

After the talks, we chat, mingle, and share some snacks. All are welcome, and it’s always free. Our socials are always alcohol-free.

Speakers

Roya DelSol 73% Water

A volumetric video short created during the 2020 Black Women Film! × DMG VR Camp

Roya DelSol is Black photographer and cultural producer based in Toronto. She enjoys bridging the analytical and creative; dedicating her work in all spheres to centring and elevating the experiences Black, queer, and marginalized peoples. As a photographer, Roya has worked with clients such as NXNE, Adidas and WIPP Toronto. Roya is the Gallery Coordinator at the Margin of Eras Gallery in Parkdale, a multidisciplinary arts space dedicated to showcasing the work of new generation artists who live and work on the margins. She is also the Director of Operations at Blank Canvas Gallery, a Toronto-based arts organization dedicated creating experiences that allow emerging artists to explore their intersectional identities, share culturally critical narratives, build community and unapologetically take up space.

Rui Jie Wang - Draft360

A 360 WebVR storyboarding tool developed at MIT Reality Hack 2020!

Rui Jie has a background in computer science and art history from Queen’s University and has worked with non-for-profits, startups, and large companies alike to create impactful and sustainable outcomes through design and most recently with immersive technologies like AR/VR/XR.

Her work and interests lie in a mix of visual, conceptual and functional projects to experiment, break and pushes the limits of what the anticipated future could look like. She is always experimenting, researching and exploring new ways to create, remix, and collaborate and is always working on a passion project on the go.

Schedule

5:00 Doors open 5:20 Announcements 5:30 Talks start 6:30 Snack & chat social hour!