April 26, 2024 · 0 min

rehearsing the presentation

April 25, 2024 · 0 min


Steelcase gave a presentation on designing learning spaces to integrate mixed-reality technologies, at RGO’s showroom.

November 2, 2023 · 1 min

Presenting to the Association of University Architects

I’d intended to quickly write this post to reflect on the session, but it’s stayed in my drafts pile for a couple of weeks now so I’m going to share what I can remember. I’ll likely be misremembering some of the details of the session, but this should hit the highlights at least. Recently, I had the absolute pleasure to be invited to co-present at the 67th Annual Association of University Architects Conference, conveniently hosted this year in Calgary, and even more conveniently having one day’s sessions housed within the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning....

July 4, 2023 · 13 min

Recording of My Dissertation Grad Seminar - The Teaching Game

I gave a graduate seminar to the Faculty of Science and Taylor Institute for Teaching & Learning today. It was the first time I’ve had the opportunity to talk about the dissertation research projects that make up my dissertation. I also got to share the framework that I developed to describe teaching and learning using concepts adapted from the formal analysis of video games. The dissertation became a description of a way to integrate the disciplines of HCI (Human-Computer Interaction) and SoTL (Scholarship of Teaching & Learning)....

December 22, 2022 · 2 min

community report

November 14, 2022 · 0 min


Christie Hurrell and I were invited to give a keynote at Campus Stores Canada’s 2022 conference. It’d been awhile since I’d done the keynote thing, but it was fun.

January 31, 2022 · 1 min

HRI Theme Study – robot performance of emotion in theatre

I presented my HRI theme study to the iLab meeting. We had a really interesting discussion about intentionality of motion, timing, and the uncanny valley. HRI theme study presentation

March 2, 2017 · 1 min

adam bradley – Data, digital humanities, and the problem of instrumentalism

A talk by Adam Bradley, to the CMD community. Slow analytics – allowing space for human reflection, contemplation, exploration and discovery. BIG DATA != DEEP MEANING Data as an opportunity for interaction. Factual vs. Rhetorical data/knowing Metaphors and motivation – what it MEANS Gap between object and subjective – experiential knowledge How to not get away from the ART? Distant reading –> too much data, not art. How to retain the experience of “letting it wash over you“?...

November 29, 2016 · 2 min

CNIE session on campus engagement

I was fortunate to be able to present a session at CNIE 2014, to share some of the campus engagement stuff we did as part of our long LMS replacement project. I tried to stay away from the technology itself, and focus on the engagement process. Full slide deck is available online, and fuller reports describing the engagement and findings are still available online, as well as the GitHub repository of LMS RFP requirements1....

May 16, 2014 · 3 min