Author: Isabel Pedersen

Keynote Speech by Jane McGonigal Inspires New Questions and Ideas for Kids, Creative Storyworlds and Wearables Research

By Bridgette Atkins On March 23rd and 24th, I attended the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario’s 6th annual Transitions conference at the Royal York hotel with Dr. Shirley Van Nuland of the Faculty of Education.   Dr. Jane McGonigal provided the keynote speech on the second morning of the conference. I was inspired by so many aspects of her talk… Read more →

Q&A with Kirsten Ellison – Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Calgary

Attending a conference for the first time as an academic can be a little daunting for students – and being there as a presenter can be even more nerve-wracking. Kirsten Ellison, Ph.D. Candidate in Communication and Culture at the University of Calgary, recently presented a paper at the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) conference in Denver last year.… Read more →

Five Tips to Prioritize Study Habits

As college and university students settle into midterm assignments for the school year, they will be depending on a bundle of devices that would have been science fiction a mere decade ago. Gone are the days of sending students to school with notebooks, binders, and highlighters; parents are now expected to equip their kids with tech for everything from note-taking… Read more →

Decimal Lab Presents iMind in Osaka, Japan

On September 2, 2015 the Decimal Lab team, Dr. Isabel Pedersen, and students Nathan Gale (graduate student), Cameron Nicoll (undergrad student), and Samantha Reid (UOIT alumni and research manager) embarked on their Japan Odyssey. Flying halfway around the world to conduct field research, forge international connections, present their iMind technology project at the International Symposium of Wearable Computing (ISWC) Design… Read more →

Decimal Lab visits Tokyo, Japan

Visit to the Embassy The first location of interest to the Decimal Lab while visiting Tokyo was the Canadian Embassy. Before venturing to Japan, Dr. Isabel Pedersen had made contact with Counsellor and Senior Trade Commissioner at the Canadian Embassy in Japan in order to set up a meeting while we were in the country. He was kind enough to accommodate… Read more →

Next stop: Toronto Wearables Meetup

Dr. Isabel Pedersen of the Decimal Lab will be speaking at the Toronto Wearables Meetup which will be hosted by OCAD University on January 21, 2015. The meetup is a monthly occurrence which gives individuals who are interested in wearable technology a chance to network with professionals in the field. The Decimal Lab is honored to have a presence at the… Read more →

The hybridization of wearables and implantables: A new era of technology?

Reality-Shifting Comments: By Rebecca Smith A recent innovation by Naomi Kizhner has lead me to question the line between wearable technology and implantable technology. Previously, wearable technology was generally thought to be a piece of technology that is worn as an appendage on the human body whereas implantable technology is more permanent. But what do we get when the line… Read more →