Information Technology Services (ITS)
Upcoming MADLab Events
Published on: January 23, 2015
U of T’s MADLab will be hosting several events in the next couple of weeks. All events are free and open to students, faculty and staff at U of T. To register for any of these events, please follow the event links below.
App Workshop: Perform Your Migration
Date: Thursday January 29, 12:10 PM – 12:50 PM
Event URL: http://libcal.library.utoronto.ca/event.php?id=907183
(See Event URL for full description and presenter bios).
Presenters: Roberta Buiani and Natalie Doonan
We would like to introduce “Perform Your Migration”, a game for mobile devices, letting the player experience a variety of scenarios that mix a science-fiction narrative and real migration stories and testimonies; cartoonish characters and real human protagonists. The game format enables audiences to learn about the choices, or the lack of choices that an immigrant has, depending on her nationality, motivation, economic standing, age, health, ability, education, profession, religion, race and sexual orientation. Currently in the development phase, this game seeks to move beyond the mainstream portrayal of the migrant as a desperate, destitute or opportunist individual, aiming to provide a more nuanced description of the figure of the “migrant”, her motivations and her needs. In addition, it aims to make players aware of the complexities and difficulties involved in the process of migration, of the often-frustrating loops and complications involved in the process of migration, while keeping him/her engaged and willing to know more. During this presentation we will illustrate the various challenges emerged during our preliminary research phase, in our quest for viable platforms and appropriate formats. As well, we will pose questions in order to gather opinions, (technical and conceptual) advise and feedback from the audience.
Xcode & iOS Development for Beginners
Date: Thursday January 29, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Event URL: http://libcal.library.utoronto.ca/event.php?id=888745
(See Event URL for full details)
Presenter: Michael Spears, MADLab
Topics to be introduced include:
- What is an IDE?
- A tour of the Xcode interface.
- Using Xcode with Git.
- Building and compiling an app binary.
- Adding multimedia resources to an app bundle.
- A taxonomy of the files included in a typical app project.
- Interactive debugging.
- Designing a user interface with Interface Builder and Storyboards.
- How to find documentation and help.
Live-coding, Virtual Reality & Oculus Rift
Date: Wednesday, February 4, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Event URL: http://libcal.library.utoronto.ca/event.php?id=903487 (See Event URL for full details)
Presenter: Brian Peiris
3D Printer Safety Training
There are still spots available for several of our upcoming 3D printer safety training sessions. Find out more about getting access to the Gerstein 3D printers here: http://guides.library.utoronto.ca/3dprintingcertification
Links to Register for the 3D printing sessions:
- http://libcal.library.utoronto.ca/event.php?id=904650 – Fully booked!
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