Visual Arts & Design

Merrike Hess poses with one of her flower crowns. Photo by Merrike Hess.

Flower and Arts and Craft: The Social-Media Side-Hustle

Before second-year graphic communications management student Merike Hess started her small flower crown-making business, she was Pinterest famous. At 15 years old, the young entrepreneur had more than 1,300 people following her health and beauty clipboards on the social media platform. When the first brand reached out to her, asking to include their products on her Pinterest boards, she began […]

Ryerson alumnus brings virtual garden to the Gladstone Hotel

Ryerson alumnus brings virtual garden to the Gladstone Hotel

  Ryerson alumnus Mauicio Estrada turned the Gladstone Hotel into his own virtual garden over the weekend. Estrada, a 2017 graduate of the image arts program, joined around 50 participants and 25 projects at this year’s Come Up to My Room exhibition at the Gladstone hotel. He used his fourth-year thesis project, Palisade, as his installation. Come Up to My […]

Ryerson struts its design expertise at Winter Stations

Ryerson struts its design expertise at Winter Stations

Ryerson is one of three design schools chosen to showcase artwork at the fourth annual Winter Stations International Design Competition. The competition was open to designers around the world to submit proposals to produce pieces of artwork that adorn the lifeguard stations in The Beaches neighbourhood in Toronto. The installations will be up for six weeks from Feb. 19 to […]

The new Star Wars Battlefront 2 game was available in stores worldwide last Friday. (Photo by Isabella Perrone)

Pay-to-win takes a bite out of wallets

The relationship between millennials and video games is a long one, but it’s been shaky in recent years. Climbing prices, incomplete games, and now, Electronic Art’s (EA) latest blunder, has left players feeling peeved and ripped off.

The Orah 4i VR Camera was set up on the stage at the Machina Unplugged concert on Oct. 20 at The Cavern Bar. (Photo by Heather Stewart)

RTA students want concert-goers to relive shows with Machina

A group of Ryerson RTA students is trying to get audiences to put down their phones during concerts by filming it with a 360 degree camera.

Machina is a fourth-year practicum project that is creating a new, immersive way to relive concerts by using virtual reality technology to show concert footage on their online app.

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