Category Archives: Ponderings

Interview with Laura Fillbach

Tell us a little bit about yourself. Talk about your background and how you ended up in the MFA program. “I am 41 and I have two kids. I have worked in a variety of different fields. I was a mom for a long time, and then I worked in schools and in the nonprofit […]

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18 Months (and counting) at the EMC

by Giuseppe Liquori I’ve worked at Champlain College’s Emergent Media Center (EMC) beginning as a Marketing Assistant and evolving into a Communications Assistant (a title change I consider to be more fitting, but I digress). Applying for a position here is one of the best decisions I’ve made during my time at Champlain College. I […]

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Project Soli: New Tech On the Rise

By Michael Goldman and Devin Carlin   The Emergent Media Center is always looking at new technologies that can potentially improve the ease of access and functionality of our various projects. Our lab-techs were asked to keep an eye out on any upcoming technologies that they felt could really have a positive impact on the […]

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BREAKAWAY’s Journey

By Ann DeMarle As we turn to the holiday season, I’ve been reflecting on all of the travel we’ve done during holidays past due to our United Nations sponsored BREAKAWAY, the game initiative addressing violence against women and girls. It may be the EMC project mostly likely to be nominated as the soul of the […]

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The Games We Play

By Giuseppe Liquori I decided to explore what kind of games people enjoy and how they enjoy them, asking the EMC students and our social media following.  In a completely unscientific approach, a survey was sent out with various gaming related questions asking what kind of games you like and why. Contrary to your parents’ […]

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A Student’s Perspective at a Recent EMC Brainstorm Session

By Giuseppe Liquori Burlington, VT– A few weeks ago, on a snowy Monday, Champlain’s Emergent Media and Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry brought together business leaders, management professors, and students to collaborate with the objective to play with game design principles and co-create an online platform for the world’s first “Nobel-level” prizes for businesses who […]

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5 Ways To Cultivate An Emergent Mindset by Christina Rosalie (MFA ’12)

This is a snippet from Christina Rosalie’s post on medium.com titled “5 Ways to Cultivate An Emergent Mindset: How to adapt and thrive as a creative in the digital world”. Christina is a 2012 graduate of the MFA in Emergent Media program. As creatives we all want the same things: To be known. To make […]

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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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Setting the Scene: What is Emergent Media?

What-is-Emergent-Media2It seemed fitting over here on our new blog to get straight to the heart of what we do. Emergent media. What is it? Where is it? Who does it impact? What does it “look” like? Where is it going?

This video was produced in late 2011 by three MFA in Emergent Media students in their first semester in the program. Ross Gracia, Alex Daly, and Jessica Lynch have since successfully graduated from the program, but their short film still wonderfully encapsulates the question, “What is Emergent Media?”. Continue reading