US, Burlington, 40 Sears Lane, 05401
About the Lecture
As a teenager Ann hated her typing class. Little did she know that her prophetic pursuit of her MFA in painting and computer graphics would prepare her for a life of typing and swiping (and much more). Ann will look at the dual nature of computing, the challenges it poses to education, and what’s she learned creating ground breaking degree programs that merge art and technology. She’ll take a deep dive into her current thinking on how we can take on the future creating both gritty individuals and innovative communities through “Connected Learning”, a collaborative model between education and organizations utilizing technology, creating, and relationships.
About Ann DeMarle
Professor Ann DeMarle’s expertise is in learning, serious games, and emergent media. Defining herself as an “academic entrepreneur”, she founded Champlain' College’s nationally ranked Game degrees, their predecessor in Multi-media and Design, its Emergent Media graduate program, and its MakerLab (now housed at Generator). From 2002-2011 she was the founding director of the Governor's Institute of Vermont in Information Technology for outstanding high school students. Upon receiving the Champlain College Perry Chair in 2006, she created the award-winning Emergent Media Center, a studio dedicated to partnerships for student technology innovation. Her partnerships include: Ford, ILMS, NEH, RWJ, and the UN. A project dear to her is the UN sponsored BREAKAWAY a game and curriculum addressing violence against women/girls. An international speaker and volunteer, she has served as a governor for the IEEE Computer Society, a trustee for Images and Voices of Hope, a trustee for the Stern Center for Learning and Language, on the Vermont Arts Council, and on the advisory board for the Vermont Creative Network. In 2014 she received the college’s inaugural Audeamus Award. She is an Apple Distinguished Educator and twice was awarded an IBM Faculty Fellow.
About Reckless Ideas
Created in collaboration with UVM’s Complex Systems Center and Champlain College’s MFA in Emergent Media, Reckless Ideas is a speaker series featuring a diverse mix of Burlington’s top thinkers and innovators at the intersection of design and science.
Featured speakers push disciplinary boundaries with topics including Artificial Intelligence and creativity, data privacy, and the tension between creativity and profit for entrepreneurs.
All lectures are free and open to the public at 7pm at Generator, 40 Sears Lane Burlington VT. Liquid libations and light snacks will be served.
Learn more and watch past lectures here.