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Autumn Comes to the EMC

By: Reagan Lee, ’22 The Emergent Media Center (EMC) staff and student employees always have several projects brewing! Now that the trees in Burlington are finally starting to show their rainbow of autumn colors, the EMC is excited to showcase our newest variety of projects, all of which aim to utilize creativity to educate, inspire, […]

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What is Human-Centered Design?

By: Audrey Waggoner, ’21 Human-centered design is both a methodology and a mindset. As a methodology, it gives people the tools to create innovative and practical solutions to complex problems. As a mindset, it encourages would-be designers to identify with the people they are trying to help and emphasizes the importance of research and collaboration. […]

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Julia Swift

By: Alexis Dunn ’19 This Summer, Julia Swift joined the Emergent Media Center (EMC) as a faculty consultant to work with a team of students on a brand new 360 degree VR film experience. She created a prototype with the student staff that was debuted on the first night of the South End Art Hop.  […]

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Art Hop 2018

By: Alexis Dunn ’19 Silent Connections is a 360 video experience using virtual reality technology (VR) to allow the user to see what it’s like to live life in someone else’s shoes. The user takes on the role of Alex, a student, friend, child, nature enthusiast, and a deaf person. The experience was created by […]

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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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