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As this year comes to an end we are celebrating the conclusion of the Taking SickKids Mobile project. It was an ambitious undertaking. Researchers from The Hospital for Sick Children, OCAD University, George Brown College, and Ryerson University collaborated to produce six prototypes that promise significant timesaving improvements to patient care.
Since MEIC’s founding seven years ago, it has incubated and launched companies, been a matchmaker, brought together players in a diverse and emerging mobile ecosystem, conducted outreach, and produced three major research reports.
The mobile landscape has changed greatly over the last seven years. Mobile is now widely integrated with other industries, and we are entering the age of the Internet of Things, which is why MEIC’s board of directors has decided to lay down its gauntlet so that others may pick up the challenge and opportunities that mobile provides to their own sectors.
Thank you for your support and participation in MEIC over the years. Best wishes for a successful 2015!
Kathleen Webb, Executive Director
and MEIC Board of Directors
HASTAC 2013 will bring together 5 keynote speakers, 150 refereed papers, panels and demos, a maker space, curated digital performances and over 200 attendees including established and emerging scholars, artists and authors, tech entrepreneurs and teachers, to explore alternative modes of creating, innovating, and critiquing that better address the interconnected, diverse, interactive global nature of knowledge today, both in the academy and beyond. Our scheduled sessions will deepen our understanding of the role of digital technologies and media and the changes in behaviour and ways of learning and working currently underway.
2013 marks the 10th anniversary of HASTAC’s founding. In that spirit HASTAC 2013 is showcasing work that is either reflective or prescient, that evaluates our digital histories and seeks to construct our digital future(s). We invited contributors to take this opportunity to look back, theorize and archive. We invited them to engage in the creative, if impossible, attempt to glimpse the digital future. We challenged them to shape it. And researchers from across Canada, the United States and Europe and from as far away as Australia are coming to Toronto to share how they and their teams, their research labs, their classrooms and their students are building the technologies and subjects of the future right now or imagining new horizons of possibility for the ways in which we will make, teach, learn and find community in the coming decade(s).