I gave a talk on “Portable Presence: Can Mobile Games be Immersive Games?” at MOGA 12, the mobile gaming workshop at ICEC 2012 (International Conference on Entertainment Computing) in Bremen, Germany, today.
Wednesday, 26 September 2012
Tuesday, 22 May 2012
On May 4, 2012, I presented a “research note” at the annual meeting of GRAND NCE, held in Montreal, May 2 – 4.
The paper I presented was “Impression Management Work: How Seniors With Chronic Pain Address Disruptions in Their Interactions”, which was co-written with Alison Benjamin, Jeremy Birnholtz, Ron Baecker, Diane Gromala and Andrea Furlan. Here’s a link to a video of my presentation.
Click here for more information about the Pain Lab’s presence at the conference.
Tuesday, 15 May 2012
On May 17 I led a workshop on “First Person Tutor: How to Use Video Games in Your Classroom” at SFU’s Teaching and Learning Centre’s Symposium on Teaching and Learning on May 17.
Here’s a link to my slides (including places to go for further information): First Person Tutor slides
Here’s a link to the symposium program.
Monday, 12 March 2012
I’ve distilled my presentations into a written document, with everything you need to know in order to create and maintain your own SFU blog. Here’s a link to the pdf:
Tuesday, 6 March 2012
Here’s a link to my slides for part 2 of the Professional Websites for Graduates Students workshop. Thanks to Gladys We and the Faculty of Graduate Studies for setting up the workshops!
Friday, 2 March 2012
I gave a talk today to the Modelling of Complex Social Systems (MoCSSy) group about my research and that of the Transforming Pain Research Group. The talk was entitled Transforming Pain Through Technology: The Measurement Problem. Here’s a PDF of my talk: Transforming Pain Through Technology
Tuesday, 28 February 2012
- WordPress personal blogs: www.wordpress.com
- WordPress help: www.wordpress.org
- WordPress tutorial: http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Lessons
- SFU web policies: http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/general/gp24.html
- C.V. writing: http://graduate.dartmouth.edu/careers/services/resume.html
Monday, 27 February 2012
I’ll be giving a two-part workshop on websites for grad students at Simon Fraser University this week and next. The first workshop takes place February 28 and will deal with the basics of creating a web presence. Next week’s workshop will go into detail on using Web 2.0 effectively.
Here’s a link to the presentation:
And here’s a PDF: gradstudent_websites.pdf
I’ve posted the slides for tomorrow’s workshop on websites for graduate students. Here’s a pdf of the slides:
A web version can be found at terrylavender.ca/extras/gradstudent_websites/gradstudent_websites.htm
Thursday, 23 February 2012
I will be giving a seminar at the MoCSSy (Modelling of Complex Social Systems) graduate seminar series on March 2.
Here’s the abstract of my talk, Transforming Pain Through Technology: The Measurement Problem
Mindful meditation has proven effectiveness in alleviating chronic pain. However, traditional meditation techniques are not easily accessible to non-meditators and require weeks of training to be effective. The Transforming Pain Research Group at Simon Fraser University is researching ways to make mindfulness more accessible to chronic pain sufferers through virtual reality and other technologies. In order to determine the effectiveness of these alternative techniques, we need to both define and measure mindfulness, which can be problematic, given the difficulty of quantifying mental phenomena. Potential solutions are discussed.