Media and Graphics Interdisciplinary Centre
The Media and Graphics Interdisciplinary Centre (MAGIC) was established in 1991 to foster research in media technology that supports economic development in the Province of British Columbia
A research centre within the Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems (ICICS), MAGIC’s people-centric focus answers where, what, when and why technology is appropriate and who it is for. Through our research affiliations, educational and industrial programs and our opportunities for entrepreneurship, we work at the edges of boundaries in communications and media technologies to benefit both the academic and corporate business communities.
MAGIC provides a home for industry sponsored and/or government funded research and provides learning opportunities for visiting scientists and students in an exciting, dynamic and challenging environment. We have four main foci of activities: Education, Entrepreneurship, Industrial Collaboration and Research.
Affiliated UBC Faculty & Postdocs
|Carpenter, Mark||Faculty (G+PS eligible/member)||neural control of movement, fear of falling, Neural control of movement, postural control, fears of falling, balance disorders, Parkinson's disease|
|Chua, Romeo||Faculty (G+PS eligible/member)||Human perceptual-motor control, vision and action, perceptual-motor compatibility, coordination|
|Cynader, Max||Faculty (G+PS eligible/member)||eye diseases; glaucoma; dyslexia; stroke; neurotrauma; memory; vision; learning disabilities; hearing development; recovery after brain damage; ischemia; gene therapy, Alzheimer's|
|Enns, James||Faculty (G+PS eligible/member)||Behavioural neuroscience of reward and motivation; attention; action kinematics; social perception; perceptual development|
|Ho, Kendall||Faculty (G+PS eligible/member)||eHealth, knowledge translation, educational research, continuing professional development, interprofessional education, evidence informed policy, eLearning, global eHealth|
|MacLean, Karon||Faculty (G+PS eligible/member)||Computer and information sciences; Information Systems; design of user interfaces; haptic interfaces; human-computer interaction; human-robot interaction|
|Medved, Maureen||Faculty (G+PS eligible/member)||Fiction, writing for screen|
|Petrina, Stephen||Faculty (G+PS eligible/member)||Adolescent Issues, Artistic and Aesthetic Development, Arts Education, Children & Youth, Cultural Studies, Curriculum Studies, Educational Technologies, Environmental Education, Higher Education, History of Education, Literacy, Media, Semiotics, Text Studies, Metacognition and Learning, Music, Pedagogy, Philosophy, Research Design and Method, Science Education, Social Cognition, Social Studies Education, Sociological Issues, Subcultures, Technology|
|Van de Panne, Michiel||Faculty (G+PS eligible/member)||Computer Science and Statistics; Computer Sciences and Mathematical Tools; Robotics and Automation; simulation of human movement; computer animation; Robotics; deep reinforcement learning; motor control; computer graphics|