THE CROSSROADS OF MEDIA, INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY

Art Hop 2018

Art Hop 2018

Sarah Jerger Oct 10, 2018
By: Alexis Dunn '19Silent Connections is a 360 video experience using virtual reality technology (VR) to allow the user to see what it’s like to live life in someone else’s shoes. The user takes on the role of Alex, a student, friend, child, nature enthusiast, and a deaf person. The experience was created by a team of Summer student hires and their goal for this prototype is to evoke empathy within the user. As well as, dispel any potential biases, make connections, and encourage effective i… Read More
Art Hop 2018
Silent Connection

Silent Connection

Sarah Jerger Aug 6, 2018
By: Alexis Dunn '19 “I was really excited before I even knew what topic we were doing because I have been really interested in empathy gaming. I play a lot of interactive experiences that aren’t really games but they have a message or are really heavy on dialogue so I was so excited to make that. Experiences like this, with 360 video, are the new medium. It’s this type of thing that goes beyond video games in a way.” (Erika Skorstad '19, Narrative Designer/ Writer) Starting new projects at the… Read More
Silent Connection
What's New at the EMC?

What’s New at the EMC?

Sarah Jerger Jun 14, 2018
By: Alexis Dunn '19 Summer at the Emergent Media Center is an expansive and exciting time. New projects are created, old ones are finished up, and sometimes existing programs are reimagined and reworked to make something new.Flight, is a full body, interactive flying experience created by the sandbox team around two years ago. It’s home is in Burlington International Airport. Travelers enjoy soaring through the virtual sky as an airplane while waiting for their actual flights.… Read More
What’s New at the EMC?
A Brief Interview with the MakerLab's Summer Artist in Residence

A Brief Interview with the MakerLab’s Summer Artist in Residence

Sarah Jerger Jun 6, 2018
By: Alexis Dunn '19 For the first time ever, the MakerLab is hosting an artist in residence for the summer. Sophie Zeman- Hale is a fiber artist who attends School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is here for the summer to create pieces for the MakerLab, collaborate on projects, host workshops, and bring in something new. I sat down with her and asked a few questions about  project plans and about what she does.  Q. What exactly are fiber arts? A. “Fiber Arts are anyt… Read More
A Brief Interview with the MakerLab’s Summer Artist in Residence
Innovation Iteration: A Success

Innovation Iteration: A Success

Sarah Jerger Apr 18, 2018
By: Alexis Dunn '19On March 21st, the Emergent Media Center (EMC) presented our first ever "works in progress" showcase, entitled: Innovation Iteration.  The Champlain College Art Gallery hosted the week-long exhibition in the lounge space and we are so grateful for their involvement!During the opening, attendees explored the space learning about the different projects and interacting with each of the games.  Graphics, descriptions, and prototype examples adorned the walls and covere… Read More
Innovation Iteration: A Success
BTV Ignite Announces “Reverse Pitch” Competition

BTV Ignite Announces “Reverse Pitch” Competition

Sarah Jerger Apr 11, 2018
$30,000 GRANT FUNDING TO DEVELOP NEW SOLUTIONS FOR DELIVERING EDUCATION Burlington, VT (April 6, 2018) – BTV Ignite will participate in this year's US Ignite series of "Reverse Pitch" Competitions.   Digital solution developers and educators are invited to compete for cash grants to demonstrate innovative ways high-bandwidth ideas can help deliver education - in Burlington, across our state, and by linking our students with national communities and resources.$30,000 in total grant funding will be made available through this program, in awards for best solution ideas and, subsequently, for best proof-of-concept developed “application solutions”.  An “application solution” can be any combination of software, equipment, digital systems, and related “services” that demonstrate new ways of delivering education.Anyone can participate, from individuals to companies and teams.  And, everyone is encouraged to attend the launch event and subsequent events – there’s no requirement to par… Read More
Bringing gamers and game developers together: A game festival in Vermont

Bringing gamers and game developers together: A game festival in Vermont

Sarah Jerger Apr 4, 2018
Local Game Developer Organizes Games Festival in Vermont Essex, VT – Vermont is having a game festival! The Champlain Games Festival is a single day event featuring locally made digital and tabletop games. The event is family friendly and will take place at the Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction, Vermont on April 14th 2018. It is a chance for gamers and game developers to connect and play fun games.“If you enjoy playing games, this is the event for you,” said Curtis Aub… Read More
Bringing gamers and game developers together: A game festival in Vermont