University of Calgary

Pushing the limits of human and digital interactions

June 12, 2013

Most of our dealings with computers are heavily governed by what the machine allows us to do – not what we need it to do. A group of computer scientists and industry experts from across Canada are working to change that by pushing the current limits of human and digital interactions through SurfNet, an NSERC Strategic Network based at the University of Calgary.

On June 13, members from the Network will showcase their latest innovations to representatives from the public and private sectors as well as colleagues from academia as part of an annual Industry Open House event held at the University of Calgary. The event will focus specifically on innovative surface computing on non-traditional digital display surfaces.

SurfNet – short for Digital Surface Software Application Network – is a Canadian research alliance made up of academic innovative surface computing for non-traditional digital display surfaces.

WHAT: SurfNet Industry Open House: Demonstration of highly innovative surface computing and digital display surfaces

WHEN: Thursday, June 13, 2013 Exclusive media event: 1-2 p.m.

Public event: 5-9 p.m.

WHERE: University of Calgary, Main Campus (Taylor Family Digital Library), Visualization Studio 466B

WHO: Frank Maurer, principal investigator for SurfNet Faculty members Students