Will Astronauts Use VR on Mars? – An Interview with Peggy Wu

Will Astronauts Use VR on Mars? – An Interview with Peggy Wu

What does VR have in store for space exploration? At this year's Virtual Reality convention in Toronto, I sat down with Peggy Wu, the Associate Director for Research in Human-Machine Interaction at United Technologies, to talk about her perspective on this exciting aspect of our future.

VRTO 2017 – Highlights from Toronto’s Virtual Reality Convention

VRTO 2017 – Highlights from Toronto’s Virtual Reality Convention

Sci-fi authors and futurologists have long dreamed of environments and entire worlds existing purely in virtuality - and for the first time in history, technology has caught up to that dream. From June 24-26, 2017, the VRTO Virtual Reality Toronto convention brought hundreds of VR aficionados to Toronto to discuss the future of our reality in the virtual [...]

High Tech Meets High Fashion with Anouk Wipprecht’s Wearable Robots – 360 Video Interview

High Tech Meets High Fashion with Anouk Wipprecht’s Wearable Robots – 360 Video Interview

Anouk Wipprecht is not your average fashion designer. Her pieces go beyond fabric and stitches, and into the realm of exoskeletal 3D printing and microcontrollers, bringing garment and wearer together into a united cyborgian being. In this 360 video interview, I sit down with Anouk to discuss her path to becoming a world-famous robotic fashion designer, her opinions on open source, and her latest project: a connected unicorn horn for children with autism.

GIVEAWAY: Two Tickets for the International UAV Show December 6-7!

GIVEAWAY: Two Tickets for the International UAV Show December 6-7!

I am thrilled to be giving away two tickets to the inaugural International UAV show to two of my Toronto-based readers!

Inspiring Future Women in Science at Perimeter Institute

Inspiring Future Women in Science at Perimeter Institute

On April 15, 2016, 200 young female leaders arrived at the Perimeter Institute for the Inspiring Future Women in Science conference. An inspiring day of talks from women in STEM careers awaited them, along with a candid address by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. I am honoured to have given a keynote address at this conference.

Microsoft YouthSpark Live Inspires Next Generation of Leaders

Microsoft YouthSpark Live Inspires Next Generation of Leaders

On March 10, 2016, Microsoft Canada and the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) welcomed 100 Ottawa youth to the Shaw Centre for an immersive day of technology-centric programming and inspiration.

Highlights from the 2015 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

Highlights from the 2015 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

"You are building the future - build the one you want to live in." Inspiration was rife and passion was tangible in the air at the annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, held this year in Houston, Texas. This GHC brought in a record-smashing number of attendees - over 12,000 women and men in [...]