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Building on last year’s success, GI 2016 will again include an Invited Speaker Series, featuring an additional seven dynamic speakers from graphics, HCI and visualization. These talks will be in addition to the two keynote speakers, and the three award talks from winners of the 2016 CHCCS Achievement Award and the 2015 Bill Buxton and Alain Fournier Ph.D. Dissertation awards.

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Friday, June 3 • 11:00 - 12:10
HCI Plenary: Kori Inkpen

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HCI Plenary
Session Chair: Karyn Moffatt

The Video Invasion: How video is changing the way we engage with the world — Kori Inkpen (Microsoft Research)

Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, Amazon Video. Online video today accounts for a huge percentage of Internet traffic, and these numbers are expected to continue to rise at a dramatic rate. Although these numbers reflect the huge appetite consumers have for visual media, the true game-changer has yet to come. Streaming video provides opportunities for users to watch video when and where they want, and opens up new creation and distribution channels, but, consumption is still a relatively passive experience. Instead, the truly magical experiences that video can provide will come when video connects and engages people in new ways. This talk will examine insights on how the intersection of social media and video is changing the way we engage with the world, and the potential this medium has to transform our lives.


Friday June 3, 2016 11:00 - 12:10
BWC B150 Bob Wright Centre, University of Victoria

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