FITC Toronto 2013

FITC Toronto 2013

The Design & Technology Festival

April 21-23, 2013

Presentations

Jenna Marino
The landscape of internet-ready devices is quickly growing, allowing people to access content from pocketable devices and big screen TVs a…
Web Dev
Eric Chan
Take a moment to reflect on your childhood. What were the things that made you curious? What were the things that got you so excited spark…
The Lounge
Michael Labriola
This is a quick presentation and discussion of an evolving idea. Using ActionScript and Javascript, open source tools and a handful of des…
The Lounge
Kurt Krumme
Planning to make your next site responsive, adaptive, progressively enhanced, designed in the browser with lean UX and an agile approach? …
Web Dev
Sarah Hunt
Animation is a powerful tool in the web developer/designers roster of abilities for adding momentum to a website. Why should we animate t…
Web Dev
Irene Pereyra
Global Director of UX  and Strategy Irene Pereyra and Global Creative Director Anton Repponen will be showing an in depth behind the sce…
Inspire
Daito Manabe
Beside the ready-made platform and interface, we organize original structure for our creation. With by showing some of my projects, I am g…
Inspire
Ariel Garten
Controlling computers with our minds? Has technology really gotten there? We are in the infancy of brain computer interface, the ability t…
The Lounge
Carl Bergenhem
We all love and adore JavaScript when we use it on the front-end of our web apps – why not use it in the back-end as well? That’s lik…
Web Dev
Walter Luh
Apps are the hottest new medium for interaction. But conventional technologies make creating graphically-rich, interactive content an enor…
Web Dev
Geri Coady
In a time where exciting things like HTML5, CSS3, and responsive design are at the top of everyone’s minds, a complex topic like col…
Inspire
Marcelo Coelho
Marcelo is an artist, designer and researcher at the MIT Media Lab.  There his practice operates on two levels. The first level is concep…
Inspire
Tom Kuo
Creative people have lots of different interests, and their creativity is tied to how they uniquely combine different interests, informati…
The Lounge
Michael Chang
At Google IO 2010 Michael Chang was introduced to a poorly-shaven Ricardo Cabello, creator of THREE.js, who showed him about ten lines of …
Inspire
Web Dev
Anrick Bregman
What is ‘cult web’? Join Anrick as he explores the concept of ‘cult web’ through projects which have opened up the idea of cult co…
Inspire
Mike Robbins
Increasingly our projects involve integration of video that go beyond the normal use of a an html5 video container. This for reasons of fi…
The Lounge
Manny Elawar
Edgar and Manny will walk through the various development approaches  available to developers creating apps on the new BlackBerry 10 plat…
Web Dev
GMUNK
This session will aim to satiate the senses with a dizzying barrage of design output spanning a variety of mediums, including: Film Hologr…
Inspire
Ron Gervais
In 2012 Township & Company embarked to create 40 minutes of animated content for a feature length documentary entitled “Inside the m…
The Lounge
James White
As creative people, our personal process is what governs how we work. Learning the basics of Photoshop and Illustrator might take a weeken…
The Lounge
Kyle McDonald
Note that this all day workshop is offered on the pre-event workshop day on April 20th and therefore is only available to those who have …
Workshop
David Schwarz
HUSH′s David Schwarz, Jam3′s Adrian Belina, and Grip’s Adam Luck present a few looks behind the curtain into some unexpected, uncon…
Nando Costa
A look into the the early steps of the creative process behind animation and live-action production, particularly brainstorming, art dir…
Inspire
Dan Lee
How do you test thirty unique projects across four different platforms in the mobile industry every week?  Xtreme Labs QA has their metho…
The Lounge
Pearl Chen
So you’ve probably heard of this thing called an “Arduino” that’s all the rage. Maybe you have one already but you…
The Lounge
Chris Eben
How can designers harness the awesome power of Agile to improve their workflow? Come along to this presentation and find out! Whether your…
The Lounge
Bob Heubel
Touchscreens have become the default UI in mobile devices, but with their adoption, the lack of tactile feedback is a common complaint. Th…
Web Dev
Eric Vardon
Youth unemployment in Canada is at a worrying level. Many graduates are working in multiple internship positions before securing a well-pa…
The Lounge
James Milward
This panel will break out tales of the challenges & success strategies in designing groundbreaking interactive stories that stand alon…
Alex Kurina
Follow the evolution of a style as Alex presents a series of personal and commercial projects that represent several years of creative out…
The Lounge
Riccardo Giraldi
In an industry of constant innovation, how do you stay ahead and lead the big breakthroughs? Riccardo Giraldi introduces B-Reel and its ne…
Inspire
Qanta Shimizu
At Party, we believe that through a different creative process, we can achieve something new and innovative. Qanta will be showing some ex…
Inspire
Rick Mason
It wasn’t long ago that if you wanted to do some creative coding, Flash was your tool of choice. In 2013 things are different. Flash…
Web Dev
Greg Beldam
Mobile is shaping our everyday life in ways only science fiction predicted. Mobile devices are the most widely owned piece of technology i…
Web Dev
Pol Pla
Today’s devices severely limit our ability to interact naturally with digital content, despite the fact that we have become increasingl…
Web Dev
Matt Fisher
With the popularity and accessibility of 3D printing booming, the issues surrounding the freedom to design and fabricate what ever you wis…
Web Dev
Chris Mills
We’ve been publishing documents, pages, apps, books and cat pictures on the Web for around 20 years now, so it is very surprising t…
Web Dev
Kyle McDonald
Why are you at FITC? What are you hoping to accomplish with your work? This is less of a talk, and more of a discussion. Kyle has been t…
The Lounge
Stacey Mulcahy
It’s time to talk about our favorite elephant in the room – process- or maybe even a lack there of? Lets address every buzz wo…
Business
Kyle McDonald
This is a discussion about sharing. Sharing code and ideas, and collaborating on artwork. Sharing personal information, and learning about…
Inspire
Paul Laberge
Ok, we get it.  IE hasn’t exactly been a kickass standards-based web browser since, well ever.  Until now.  If you’ve seen IE10, th…
Web Dev
Thomas Lewis
Note that this all day workshop is offered on the pre-event workshop day on April 20th and therefore is only available to those who have …
Workshop
Jason White
Throughout time, major influencers and entertainers have sought to leverage visual experiences to connect them – and reinforce their…
Inspire
Daniel Scheibel
How do you make someone stop for a moment to consider their own heartbeat? How do you get a crowd of swanky socialites to jump into a pool…
Inspire
Jesse Malone
Technical disciplines might be deceptively creative, and creative disciplines might be deceptively technical. Aimed at those in technica…
The Lounge
Chris Mills
Note that this all day workshop is offered on the pre-event workshop day on April 20th and therefore is only available to those who have …
Workshop
Lanny Geffen
Might van Gogh have kept his ear if he could’ve won over his critics? Clients and audiences are tough to crack, being able to present yo…
Business
Daito Manabe
An introduction of my projects on Japanese entertainment scene, mainly around techno pop unit Perfume. ___________________________________…
The Lounge
Stacey Mulcahy
Note that this all day workshop is offered on the pre-event workshop day on April 20th and therefore is only available to those who have …
Workshop
Hoss Gifford
A year has passed since Hoss Gifford took the reigns of OneMethod’s creative incubator, the MethLab. While it’s been an overall succes…
Business
Pearl Chen
In 2012, interest in learning how to code skyrocketed. But even before the boom, Ladies Learning Code was formed by a group of women in To…
Business
Myron Campbell
There is a theory that the most successful and prolific designers are those who implement experimentation and exploration into their desig…
Inspire
Kerry Morrison
Media convergence is not just shifts in our technologies and processes, but is affecting change within the industrial, cultural, and socia…
Paul Laberge
So you’ve seen the UI on Windows Phone and Windows 8 and you’re saying to yourself, “interesting and unique, yet flat and boxy with …
Web Dev
Alan Smithson
From Minority Report to CSI, as a society we are seeing transparent touch screens everywhere.  That may seem like science fiction, but Em…
The Lounge
Vincent McCurley
Get a behind the scenes look at the National Film Board of Canada’s process for developing non-linear stories for tablets and smartp…
Web Dev
Zander Brimijoin
A single interactive installation can require many different specialties like coding, design, animation, fabrication, AV production and ar…
The Lounge
Hydro74
Hydro74, known for his dark graphic style and insane attention to detail, is one of the best vector artists in the business and he got th…
Inspire
Topher Bullock
Can Socrates teach you how to pair program? Do the methodologies of the German Idealism movement help solve complex engineering tasks? Cou…
Web Dev
Dan Mall
As designers and developers, we’re used to prototyping our ideas; that is, we roughly test concepts to see if there’s any meri…
Business
Paul Trani
Note that this all day workshop is offered on the pre-event workshop day on April 20th and therefore is only available to those who have …
Workshop
Paul Trani
Responsive design is all the rage right now, which has lead to some interesting approaches, frameworks, and tools. In this session Adobe…
Web Dev
Sara Blake
Everything I’ve learned that feels worth while has been through the exercise mistake-making—of trial and error, more often error. …
Inspire
Danny Yount
What makes a good title sequence? How do you set the tone for a TV series or film in 90 seconds? What do hollywood directors want to see i…
Inspire
Paul Laberge
You’re a web developer, you say?  All about web standards, too?  We’ll bet you haven’t (willingly) worked with the Microsoft web p…
Web Dev
Adam Thody
Designing successful software products usually involves a mix of luck, tech magic, and if you’re blessed, good taste. Obviously, thi…
Web Dev
Stacey Mulcahy
Moving from full-time ActionScript development to JavaScript and HTML5 isn’t necessarily a difficult one – but it can be a con…
Web Dev
Aaron James Draplin
Tired of that same old overly smart, overly coy, overly dramatic conference talk you keep sitting through? Yeah, you know the one. Where s…
Inspire
Tomasz Dysinski
Occasionally, a project comes along that requires a bit of R&D. Or a lot of it. Sometimes the project is so R&D heavy we dare call…
The Lounge
David Bouchard
Creative coding projects sometimes require the development of unique tools, which are often interesting devices in their own right. Drawin…
Web Dev
Memo Akten
Trying to understand the nature of reality, to create an unfamiliar familiarity. Colloquial conversations converging around inspiration…
Inspire
Paul Trani
The world of the designer and developer has changed drastically the past couple of years. And Adobe has new tools and features for you to …
Web Dev
Erik von Stackelberg
Agile purists, human-centered advocates, lean UX. Manifestos, credos, value-laden proclamations. The intersection of user experience and p…
Web Dev
Jonathan Snook
CSS is easy? CSS is messy! And as a project grows, it only gets messier. You find yourself throwing !important at everything or fighting w…
Web Dev

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