Guest Post by REAPster Filip Jadczak I have just completed my second of a three part sprint where I am currently creating an Augmented Reality application that utilizes the Meta 1 Glasses. Below, I share my process during this second phase of my project and the results of the usability tests I conducted with the help of Quarry Integrated Communications. The purpose of conducting these usability tests was to see if it is ultimately worth

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Guest post by REAPster Mahir Hoque I decided to work with motion capture and projection mapping for my research sprint with REAP.  My idea was to capture human movement in real time using the Kinect and then incorporate performance during the live projection of that movement. The focus of my sprint was researching how projection can be used effectively in performance, and the technological challenges of incorporating this technology in a live performance environment, and

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Guest post by Michelle Gordon My name is Michelle Gordon and I’m a third year co-op student in the Environment and Resource Studies program at the University of Waterloo. This is the story of how REAP research sprints are helping me develop my skills to pursue my interest in design and visual communications. REAP has some fascinating lunch and learn sessions, and I made the habit of attending them whenever I was able. In September,

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Guest post by Julia Meriel Hi, my name is Julia Meriel and I’m a REAP alumni in my 4th and final year of the Honours Psychology program at UW. This is the story about how I learned about the REAP initiative, and how it has been instrumental in my growth as an undergrad. I first heard about REAP through my TA, Marta Borowska, in a class called Introduction to Digital Media Studies. She had mentioned

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Guest post by REAPster John Meade Digifest is an annual digital festival held in Toronto designed to showcase groundbreaking creations in the digital space in order to spur on innovation in digital media, art, design and technology. This year REAP sponsored three of our REAPsters to present their own project and to make connections among industry, academics and the public. John Meade, a long time REAPster shares his experience below: After experiencing the 2015 Toronto

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