November 26, 2022 - ArtSpace Winnipeg

INDUSTRY TALKS + IMMERSIVE EXPO

Hyper Canada is a one-of-a-kind conference designed to bring filmmakers, digital artists, engineers, architects, computer scientists and others together to explore the creative, commercial and technical possibilities of new emerging immersive digital arts.


Throughout a full day, topics such as digital media design, virtual reality, and interactive storytelling, will be explored with installations, immersive films, and creative technology exhibitions.

SPEAKERS
Local professionals presenting at round tables and networking with attendees
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Tamara Abas New Media Manitoba

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Kevin Paquin Online Business Systems

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Taylor McArthur Digital Artist

Jonathan Lê New Media Manitoba

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Sheila Harris Digital Transformation

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Casey Koyczan Digital Artist

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Signy Gerrard Ubisoft Winnipeg

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Emma Hendrix Video Pool Media Arts/​Manufacturing ENT.

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Dee King ZenFri

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Lesley Klassen Flipside XR

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Caity Curtis Flipside XR PIXELS

Daniel Blair Bit Space Development

Freya Olafson Intermedia Artist

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Joshua Banman Digital Artist - Hyper

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Diana Olynick XR Magazine - Hyper

 
INDUSTRY TALKS
Doors Open 10:30

Presented by New Media Manitoba

11:00 AM

THE INTERACTIVE DIGITAL

LANDSCAPE IN MANITOBA

Moderated by Jonathan Lê

(New Media Manitoba) 


Dan Blair (Bit Space Development)

Dee King (ZenFri)

Lesley Klassen (Flipside XR)

Noah Decter-Jackson

(Complex Games)

Signy Gerrard (Ubisoft Winnipeg)

This opening panel presents a landscape of what artists, companies, and researchers are creating in the interactive digital media industry in Manitoba

01:30 PM

 

TECH + ART = MAGIC
Moderated by Emma Hendrix

(Video Pool Media Arts Centre

​Manufacturing Entertainment)

Casey Koyczan (interdisciplinary digital artist)

Taylor McArthur (Digital Artist)

Caity Curtis (Flipside XR / PIXELS )

Freya Olafson (intermedia artist)

The panel invites the audience to learn about how to create content using interactive digital technology, the artists will share their stories, and challenges and will inspire the attendees to create.

 

Presented by New Media Manitoba

12:45 PM

Workshop - Worldbuilding in Unreal Engine 5
Unreal Engine is a free, real-time 3D creation tool that we will use to develop immersive environments. In this interactive workshop, Tamara Abas (Unreal Engine Authorized Instructor) will guide you through building environments in Unreal Engine 5 to be used in cinematics.

Presented by Online Business Systems

03:30 PM

THE METAVERSE

WHAT IS THAT? WHY DOES IT MATTER?

Moderated by  Diana Olynick (XR Magazine)

Kevin Paquin

(Online Business Systems)

Sheila Harris

(digital transformation consultant)

Here is where the speakers share their envisioned future of interactive digital worlds.

What is the so-called Metaverse? - What does it matter for the community? 

VR CINEMA
PRESENTED BY NEW MEDIA MANITOBA
Exclusively curated virtual reality experiences
 
SPONSORS & PARTNERS
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CONTENT & SUPPORT
 

HYPER 2022 acknowledges that we are gathered on ancestral lands, Treaty 1 territory, traditional territory of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation