Category Archives: MakerLab

EMERGENT MEDIA CENTER MAKES A GOOD IMPRESSION AT CHAMPLAIN MINI MAKER FAIRE

Shelburne, VT – On September 26-27, 2015, Shelburne Farms held the annual Champlain Mini Maker Faire. The faire went on to celebrate maker culture; allowing everyone to witness masterpieces that stem from the creative minds of institutions and DIY households. In response to the faire’s mission, Champlain College’s Emergent Media Center attended to show case the creativity and innovation that is […]

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Art Hop 2015

Burlington, VT – Every year during the second week of September, the air on Pine Street is filled with the aroma of delicious foods and the excited chatter of local artists showing off their work at the South End Art Hop. Organized by the South End Arts & Business Association (SEABA), the Art Hop is […]

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Fall Semester and the EMC

By Giuseppe Liquori and Keeshawn Nicholson Burlington, VT – It’s September, which means students are back on campus and it’s time for a new semester. In addition, September is the month where Champlain College’s Emergent Media Center, located at the Lakeside campus, prepares for and attends some of Burlington’s biggest events in maker culture. Today, […]

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Summer and the EMC

by Giuseppe Liquori Burlington, VT– After a long, cold winter, it’s finally time for summer and a quick EMC update! After a short break at the end of the semester, EMC work resumed mid-May. Teams dove headfirst into their projects: The Enter the Cave team is in the midst of developing its game for a […]

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Generator’s Birthday Bash

by Giuseppe Liquori On Saturday, March 28, Generator celebrated its first birthday! Partnered with the EMC’s MakerLab, Generator has grown from a “pop-up” into a dedicated makerspace with a community of over 130 makers and growing. Saturday was a celebration of this success and brought together this community to recognize this milestone. The Emergent Media Center brought some […]

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Champlain’s Emergent Media Center Showcases the Power of the All-new MakerLab at the Mini Maker Faire

By Keeshawn Nicholson Caption for above image: BREAKAWAY character in 3D print Can you believe that there was once no such thing as a place where makers, crafters, inventors, artists and scientists could come together to showcase their contributions to Maker culture? Fortunately, today there is the Mini Maker Faire hosted by MAKE magazine, the […]

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The Grand Opening of the EMC MakerLab

by Giuseppe Liquori “There are limitless opportunities for students to make whatever they’d like.” – Michael Taranto President Laackman sent the tweet that cut the ribbon and marked the opening of Champlain College Emergent Media Center’s Maker Lab! The grand opening ended up being a success. Many people attended to listen to great speakers and experience […]

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We’re Leveling Up!

If you’re looking for the EMC team right now, try checking under the layers of dust, moving boxes, and displaced furniture. A big expansion project is in the works and we couldn’t be more excited to bring a new level of innovation to Champlain College and the surrounding community! The Emergent Media Center is still […]

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The Champlain College Maker Lab. What? Why?

By Ken Howell, Assistant Professor (Photo: Michael Taranto, Game Design ’14 and Chris Thompson, MFA in Emergent Media ’14 candidate and adjunct faculty member, set up a display on campus earlier this semester demonstrating constellation LED t-shirts and die-cut vinyl stickers. Photo by Steve Mease.) The Champlain College Maker Lab is set to open in […]

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MS Shanghai Students Visit XinCheJian Hackerspace

By Dr. Geoff Bell, Associate Professor, MS Shanghai China campus Recently I brought my MS in Emergent Media students to a Hackerspace in Shanghai called XinCheJian (translates to “new workshop”). Their website describes it as follows: “Hackerspaces are community-operated physical places all around the world, where people can meet and have fun on their projects. […]

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