We’ve known this was coming for quite a while, so it’s nice to see that the official launch of the FELT Lab finally took place last Wednesday in Waterloo, Ont., one of Canada’s major tech hubs. The University of Waterloo’s Research Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program (REAP), in conjunction with founding partners Quarry Integrated Communications, Christie Digital Systems Canada Inc. and Intel Corporation, launched the FELT Lab–the first of its kind in Canada–with the presence of Canadian academics, luminaries, politicians, technology influencers and

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ST JACOBS–Jamie Evans manipulates a large interactive screen, zooming into the streets on a map and putting collages of images together, using his hands. The possibilities of such a screen are limitless, says Evans, a 19-year-old computer science student at the University of Waterloo. It is one of the cutting edge technologies inside the Felt Lab, a digital media research playground that opened this week inside the Quarry Integrated Communications building in St. Jacobs. Evans is one

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Jamie Evans approaches a monitor in the corner of the room. It looks like a big-screen television, but it’s clear that there is something very different about it. He taps the screen with his right index finger, and suddenly a three-dimensional image of the Earth appears on the screen. He taps the screen again and it zooms in on the United States. The first-year computer science student at the University of Waterloo then places his

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WATERLOO–A new digital media laboratory will strengthen Waterloo Region’s reputation as a national innovation corridor while teaching the next generation of entrepreneurs how to design, build and commercialize interactive displays that anticipate and meet real-world needs. The University of Waterloo’s Research Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program (REAP)–in conjunction with founding partners Quarry Integrated Communications, Christie Digital Systems Canada Inc. (Christie) and Intel Corporation–have launched the FELT Lab. The partners officially opened the lab Wednesday, October 26, at

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