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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‘Eden’ – An Olfactory Virtual Reality Experience Coming to South End Art Hop

(Above) The EMC Eden development team: Students (L>R) Duncan Carroll, Yvonne Lee, Dana Steinhoff, Sean Kennedy, Tyler Bolster, and Steven Margolin (front). Far right, Faculty Advisor Terry Sehr. Champlain College’s Emergent Media Center (EMC) will showcase the combination of virtual reality (VR)  that blends what you are seeing with environmental smells at the 25th Annual South End Art Hop on […]

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How is Virtual Reality Changing our Reality?

By Kes Speelman I walked through the overly crowded walkway, staring at the colorful map of Cedar Point Amusement Park. A brisk breeze from Lake Erie made my hair dance. A tap on my shoulder. I looked up and my friend pointed to a stand. Virtual Reality (VR) Beta Testing. We hurried over and read […]

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Best Way to Learn

By Kes Speelman   As the last post mentioned, there are three big concepts that the new students believe the EMC encompasses: collaboration, openness and experiential learning. The EMC hires students to explore new technologies and work on real life projects. Especially when it comes to trying to promote social change. One of our latest […]

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Step Into Something New

  By Kes Speelman What word would you use to describe the Emergent Media Center (EMC)?  I asked this question to every new student employee when starting each interview.  This is my first time working at the EMC, and I wanted to really gain a consensus of what is so special about this “center of […]

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