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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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February 26, 2014

Speaker: Hao Le,CEO, Content Interface Corporation

Title: Information Acess in the Information Age

Abstract: Whether for private presentation or public access, there is an ever-increasing volume of visually rich digital information. Presenters need to engage potential customers, and consumers expect the freedom to access and explore information to serve their own interests. Schools and universities, retail stores, advertising agencies, and museums no longer have to worry about which small subset of their holdings can be put in front of the public. A huge amount of information can be put behind an interactive touch screen, rather than being stored away for lack of space. Each user can then reach through, so to speak, and find the very things that interest him as a separate individual.

Content Interface Corporation (CIC) tools serve a broad fundamental need for people to explore and gain insight into information in visual forms. These tools have enhanced the work of clients across North America, Europe, and Asia in fields including broadcast, film and image archives, retail, museums, education, and scientific visualization. Under the Content is the Interface development and delivery tenets of CIC, multi-gigabytes of information can be made accessible at the touch of a finger.

CIC is a multimedia software developer and systems integrator. It has developed techniques to optimize the speed of transferring visual information from local and cloud storage to display screens. Around this, it has built an ecosystem of interlinked software modules to mash together digital media content such as large images, videos, flash objects, PDF files, and web sites onto a single digital canvas. The speed and flexibility of the software and the cross-platform approach allow for information-rich displays on single interactive touch screens, multi-high-definition screen arrays, mobile tablets and smartphones, and across the Internet.

CIC wishes to collaborate with an academic community such as Ontario Tech University to jointly develop innovative applications for rich-media content access. This talk will demonstrate how a massive amount of visual content can be handled through CIC software and its tools. These can be used in or integrated into various projects by Software Engineering or Art and Design students.