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September 2019 Issue


Team Highlights

LUCID Rejuvenation Pod at the Transmedia Zone

We're excited to feature one of LUCID's Rejuvenation Pod's right here at the Transmedia Zone! Come and check it out at the Creative Innovation Studio to experience their immersive (and relaxing) installation.
Scholarship Winner's Projects
Our David and Anna Bulmash Innovation Award winners Sierra and Jae have been working hard on their own innovative project "Curtains Up", a podcast where they embark on a quest to share their love of theatre and encourage listeners to participate in their local theatre scene.

Our Amanda Lang Scholarship for Innovation winner Mariana De Queiroz has been working with Transmedia Zone team Mum's the Word to build out interactive components for their interactive film piece. 

                           Digital Showcase Award Winners!
Community Award - Mosaiq
Audience Experience Award - Bird Quest
Initiative Award - Treasured
Entrepreneurial Award - Medistream
Creative Innovator Award - Gladiotron
Storyteller Award - Mum's the Word
Associate of the Semester Award - Maya, Andres, Ben
Intern of the Semester Award - Josanne, Rayne, Nathaniel, Devlin
Associate Award of Excellence - Ben, Andres, Fariha
Intern Award of Excellence - Devlin, Masih, Madison, Kooshan, Sam G.

Past Events

Digital Showcase
We loved celebrating our members at our Digital Showcase! 

Our Community

Wishing our Studio Manager well at her new job

Our Studio Manager Kate Mckenzie has accepted the position of Managing Director for ATB Financial’s Incubator called ATB X in Calgary. She will be working with this Alberta based bank to run their Calgary incubator for small and medium size businesses across a variety of sectors. The main point of contact moving forward for day to day operations will be Kadrah Mensah. We're excited for her and we wish her the best in her future endeavours!


“Death in games is so commonplace that most games don’t even acknowledge it. Nobody mourns Mario when he needs to restart a stage. This is likely because death in games is nothing like real death. The main quality of real death — permanence — is usually absent. Death is instead used as a metaphor for failure.” 

Read more here.

"Embracing Death Through Design: The Power of Failure in Video Games" article by Michael Smilovitch, Transmedia Zone Member & Founder of Bird Quest VR

Upcoming Events

September 5-15th: TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival)

September 19th: The Tech Haus Podcast Launch

Industry Trends & News

7 Tech Trends to Watch Out for In 2020

With innovations developing fast, check out these predictions for the sector's most significant coming changes here.

How to keep up with broadcast industry tech and trends

Staying on top of industry trends (both current and emerging) enables you to spot business opportunities in a fast-moving industry and keep pace with technological change. Check out how here.


5 Content Marketing Ideas for September 2019

Check out these content marketing tips and ideas to start off the month of September!

The Funhouse - Open in Toronto!

The Funhouse is an immersive experience brought to life by visual artists from across Toronto, with featured environments inspired by local musical artists.

Learn more and apply to join the Transmedia Zone at

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