THE CROSSROADS OF MEDIA, INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY

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
Innovation Playground, an Imaginative Collaboration

Innovation Playground, an Imaginative Collaboration

Sarah Jerger Mar 30, 2018
By: Alexis Dunn '19The Emergent Media Center (EMC) collaborated with ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain to create a fun and interactive STEM learning environment. ECHO visitors were able to interact/play with the different games from September 17th, 2017 to January 15th, 2018.  The display was called “Innovation Playground” and Burlington’s makerspace, Generator also had a hand in constructing portions of the exhibit. The EMC included the projects Spacebox, Variance, and Graffiniti.… Read More
Innovation Playground, an Imaginative Collaboration
Innovation Iteration: An EMC Exhibit

Innovation Iteration: An EMC Exhibit

Sarah Jerger Mar 2, 2018
By: Alexis Dunn '19Starting March 19th, the EMC will be hosting a week-long interactive exhibit which will focus on two of the EMC’s core values: innovation and iteration. The exhibit will take place in the CCM Gallery Lounge on the Champlain College campus. We will be showcasing a wide range projects: both past and currently in-progress. These projects will be presented in varying stages of production to allow the public an exclusive look into the process of what goes on behind the scenes a… Read More
Innovation Iteration: An EMC Exhibit
Champlain’s Emergent Media Center Working to Create Virtual Reality Surgical Simulator

Champlain’s Emergent Media Center Working to Create Virtual Reality Surgical Simulator

Sarah Jerger Feb 7, 2018
February 06, 2018 | by Champlain NewsBURLINGTON, Vt. -- A virtual reality simulator, being developed by Champlain College's Emergent Media Center (EMC), renowned orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Bryan Huber (at left)  and a team of entrepreneurs, could change the way doctors and surgeons learn and practice their skills.Dr. Huber and his partners at VARISES (Virtual and Augmented Reality Immersive Surgical Education Systems) say they envision a new way of delivering highly specialized and im… Read More
Champlain’s Emergent Media Center Working to Create Virtual Reality Surgical Simulator
The Power of Play

The Power of Play

Sarah Jerger Dec 7, 2017
by Susa Breese '21How did a cardboard box make its way into a museum? By playing with the ordinary until it became extraordinary. Champlain College’s Emergent Media Center Sandbox Team brought its project, SpaceBox, to the Chicago Design Museum’s Hey! Play! exhibit this fall, where it will stay until February of 2018, running parallel to its showcasing in the Innovation Playground exhibit at ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain.The Sandbox Team is a group of students, faculty and staff… Read More
The Power of Play