Archive for February, 2011

Adaptive design studio at the Edge Lab

February 21st, 2011

Adaptive design studio at the Edge Lab

Originally uploaded by jasonnolan

On family day. With Noah, Agata, Karen and Yuka. We’re building an toboggan and other small things. This is the first day we’ve been in there as a group working.

Gone Gitmo joins the EDGE Lab in Second Life

February 10th, 2011

Gone Gitmo: Keep Gitmo Open campaign on fully funded!.

We are thrilled to announce that our pitch, KEEP GITMO OPEN on the community funded supporting site,, was a success!

In fact, it went way beyond our modest goal of funding the SL maintenance fee for a year, as among the 33 supporters (thank you!) was an angel:EDGE Lab at Ryerson University in Toronto has agreed to host the site.

Along with Jason Nolan, the director of the Experiential Design and Gaming Environments (EDGE) Lab, we hope that opportunities arise to not just archive the project, but find people to help make it thrive in the EDGE research environment. Many thanks to Jeremy Hunsingerfor making the match! Watch this space for announcements of the move and future activity.

Symposium “Exploring the Future of E-mail, Privacy, and Cloud Computing at Ryerson.”

February 7th, 2011

Dimitri and I are involved with this, and I’m really looking forward to it.

Online registration is now available for the Symposium “Exploring the Future of E-mail, Privacy, and Cloud Computing at Ryerson.” The Symposium is on February 24.

You can register online at:

Speakers will include:

* Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario
* David Fraser, Canadian privacy lawyer with McInnes Cooper
* Jim Turk, Executive Director of the Canadian Association of University Teachers
* Representatives from Microsoft and Google

We encourage students, faculty, and staff to attend as the Symposium is part of a larger consultation process regarding the future of E-mail and Collaboration tools at Ryerson. The Symposium should be especially informative for anyone interested in evaluating the risks and benefits of outsourcing Ryerson’s E-mail and collaborative services.

The Symposium is being hosted by the Advisory Committee on Academic Computing and Computing and Communications Services in conjunction with Ryerson’s Privacy and Cyber Crime Institute.

Yours truly,

Dimitrios Androutsos, Chair, Advisory Committee on Academic Computing
Brian Lesser, Acting Director, Computing and Communications Services

Second Life controlled by Kinect

February 6th, 2011

A video of Second Life controlled by Kinect

Featuring Vlad and Noah in the EDGE lab

PrivacyCampTO | Privacy for Everyone!

February 4th, 2011

Mark Your Calendars! Announcing PrivacyCampTO | Privacy for Everyone!.

PrivacyCampTO is back for a second year! This year, the one-day unconference will focus on children, youth, people with disabilities and privacy. Everyone is welcome: educators, techies, policymakers, students, academics, librarians and anyone else interested in digging into these issues. As an unconference, the day will be planned organically, online, partially in advance and partially live at the event, by all participants.

PrivacyCampTO is generously funded by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, the Mozilla Foundation and hosted by EDGE Lab @ Ryerson.

PrivacyCampTO will be taking place from 9-5 on Saturday, March 19 at the Rogers Communications Centre @ Ryerson (80 Gould St, 3rd floor – map)