Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Senator Leahy Introduces BREAKAWAY Panel

Senator Patrick Leahy introduces the BREAKAWAY panel at Vermont 3.0 Tech Jam on Friday, October 15. Following his speech, students from the Emergent Media Center discussed the development of the game, from research and pitching at UN headquarters to crunch, launch, and beyond.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Vermont 3.0 Success

The EMC was involved heavily with the Vermont 3.0 Tech Jam this year: Students presented about the BREAKAWAY game development process, MFA students talked about their choice in program and outlook on emergent media, Ann DeMarle talked about the future of education and technology, while Tech Jam visitors could try out EMC student created media and games!

The EMC at VT 3.0:

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Vermont 3.0 Tech Jam!! Fri & Sat Oct. 15-16

Champlain College’s Emergent Media Center is proud to be a part of this year’s VT Tech Jam presented by! It is the Vermont 3.0’s 3rd annual fair and is described as “the ultimate job fair.”

The idea behind Vermont 3.0 is to raise awareness and promote opportunities in the technology field in Vermont. Hosted at the Main Street Landing building (on the Burlington waterfront), Vermont 3.0 is an excellent way to introduce students and professionals to the potential of a tech career in Vermont.

The EMC will be presenting Breakaway and showcasing a wide array of other video games and media, while offering an exciting and interactive experience for everyone. Senator Patrick Leahy will be giving opening remarks at the BREAKAWAY panel on Friday morning at 10:30am. A panel of current MFA in Emergent Media students will also speak about their choice of graduate program, while Ann DeMarle will speak on the future of technology and eduction. Our full schedule of programming is as follows:

Vermont 3.0 Tech Jam, Fri. & Sat. Oct. 15-16, Main Street Landing, Burlington


Ongoing programming (Fri. 10a-5p, Sat. 10a-3p ongoing, except when other EMC sessions in progress):

Emergent Media Showcase - hosted by the MFA graduate and undergraduate students at Champlain College’s Emergent Media Center. Discover, interact with, and imagine: play electronic games that provide more than entertainment value; “fly” through Burlington in 3D with Google Earth; explore the “guts and bolts” of technology. Showcased projects are the creation of Champlain College’s undergraduates, MFA students, and faculty engaged at the Emergent Media Center.


From Zero to Hero: the Process of Game Development (Friday, October 15th 10:30a – 11:15a and 1:00p – 1:45p)

Champlain College Emergent Media Center student developers led by Creative Director and Project Manager Lauren Nishikawa.
How do you go about creating a game changer? Where do you start? What talents do you need? How does everyone work together? Explore the process of game development with the Champlain College students developing the game, BREAKAWAY – a game about preventing violence against women, which has been played by young people all over the world.


“Shifting Paradigms: An exploration of the exponential change brought about by technology” by Ann DeMarle, Professor and Director Emergent Media Center at Champlain College (Saturday, October 16th 10:30a – 11:30a)

A look at the rapid speed of change in technology and media. How is the Emergent Media Center redefining education to positively impact careers and community?

Target Audience: Professionals/Adults/Career Changers (1:00p – 2:00p) “Why an MFA in Emergent Media?”

Panel discussion of current MFA students, led by MFA Assistant Director and Instructor Ken Howell. Graduate candidates reflect on their choice to pursue and their thoughts about innovation in communication technologies.


For more information visit the Vermont 3.0 Homepage

See you there!!