Welcome to the Interactive Zone
The Interactive Zone is where the leading ideas and technologies intersect to explore the future narrative of the way we Work, Learn and Play. We will bring visitors on an experiential journey that investigates the new and emerging worlds being built for virtual reality, augmented reality, question the optimism that artificial intelligence could play in our future communications; and connect makers, coders with robotics to inspire a world where prototypes and expression come together.
Don’t miss George Brown College’s Interactive Media Management’s interactive kindergarten project and the Interaction Design and Development’s project featuring an augmented reality pong experience where the world of computer generated and real-world environment collide.
We are also introducing a “Game Lounge” where emerging and independent game studios will be showcasing their latest games to the public. Here attendees will be able to connect, meet and interact with the creators.
Amnia Interactive is a small independent software studio located in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Currently specializing in Virtual and Augmented Reality development, Amnia Interactive strives to create technologically-relevant software that is self-aware, artistic, emotional and connected.
Our mission is to make free Wi-Fi more available in cities. We will do this by offering BIAs free data analytics in return for them subsidizing their constituent businesses’ Internet costs. This way, businesses can cheaply offer fast Internet freely to customers , BIAs get access to valuable data analytics that can provide them with valuable insights, advertisers can cheaply advertise on the Besify platform, and consumers get more access to free Internet.
Bitr Blok Games is the current collective of George Brown’s Game Design students. Although we come from incredibly diverse backgrounds, we all share one thing in common: our love of making games. From mobile to PC, we enjoy creating all sorts of games that are interesting, unique, and fun.
Bitr Blok Games will be featuring SEVEN games in our Games Lounge extension of the Interactive Zone.
The Carrot mobile app, developed collaboratively by public sector agencies, the three leading Canadian health NGOs and the private sector, is the world’s first national public engagement and rewards platform. The app was designed to harness the ubiquity of smartphones and the unique popularity of loyalty points in Canada as it provides users with a constant stream of familiar rewards for a broad range of lifestyle improvements.
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is the first museum in the world solely dedicated to the evolution, celebration and future of human rights. It is the first national museum in Canada to be built outside the National Capital Region. Using multimedia technology and other innovative approaches, the Museum creates inspiring encounters with human rights appropriate for all ages, in a visitor experience unlike any other.
The Cyborg Art Collective strives for art that provides a bridge between science/philosophy and the general culture. Focusing on artwork surrounding the interaction between humans and technology. We work in the realm of automation of creativity, virtual reality, and autonomy from the computer. We question technology’s power and influence over us, blurring the lines between who’s in control…the user or program.
Handsome Dog is Ragtag band of video game makers in Toronto. Our featured mobile game, Lamplight, let’s you take a relaxing journey from your backyard to the beach, while lighting your way with nature’s light bulb, the firefly. Play along, relax and watch the bugs dance to our in house music.
A group of 5 students currently enrolled in Sheridan College’s Game Design Degree program. We do not consider ourselves a “company” so much as a group of indie game devs. We do not and cannot profit from this game, as such we have more geared towards allowing players to experience the overall design intention of our game. We are passionate about games and we love talking our design goals, personal industry and educational experiences, as well as our desire to increase awareness on the negative effects of deforestation.
Little Robot Friends create connected toys and apps for learning code and electronics. Designed for age 7 and up, our products make learning code fun and engaging, encourage the creative exploration of math and music, and inspire curious minds to discover their inner inventor.
Stitch Media is an interactive production company focused on building innovative digital experiences and meaningful audience engagement using new technology. Our projects span web, mobile & games that push the boundaries of what’s possible. We are known for innovative interactive design that puts the player at the centre of the story. Our work has been recognized nationally by the Digi Awards, Applied Arts Magazine, and the Canadian Screen Awards and internationally by UNESCO’s World Summit.