Author Archives: Sarah Jerger

What’s New at the EMC?

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. […]

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

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 […]

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Innovation Iteration: A Success

By: Alexis Dunn ’19 On 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 […]

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BTV Ignite Announces “Reverse Pitch” Competition

$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 […]

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

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. […]

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Innovation Playground, an Imaginative Collaboration

By: Alexis Dunn ’19 The 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 […]

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Innovation Iteration: An EMC Exhibit

By: Alexis Dunn ’19 Starting 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 […]

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

February 06, 2018 | by Champlain News BURLINGTON, 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 […]

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The Power of Play

by Susa Breese ’21 How 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 […]

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Step In Line, Enter A New World

by Susa Breese ’21 Working with virtual reality (VR) gives you the power to create entirely new environments and experiences and the ability to design every detail. Think of the opportunity to share this world you have created with others – how it would feel to design what they would see and smell? The EMC […]

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