Wednesday, August 1 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
2018 Tech Demos + Opening Reception

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Welcome to the 2018 Tech Showcase and Opening Reception. The Tech showcase is festive science fair like event that takes place during our opening reception. We have a terrific line-up of demos, make sure to check them out! (P.S. We are preparing a flyer that will include descriptions for the demos. We will attach it below as a pdf.)

A Collaborative Classroom Videogame for Learning Quantum Mechanics
Aditya Anupam, Azad Naeemi, Nassim Jafarinaimi

Unplatform and Open Embedded Assessments for Rural India
Kirky DeLong

Hurl the Harasser: Making Games at the Pace of News
Lindsay Grace

Getting Started with Teaching E-Textiles
Caroline Hardin

SynthSync – Decoding Music Together
Anna Jordan-Douglass, Vishesh Kumar, Peter Woods

BBC Academy Studio Directing Experience
Charles Miller

Watch your Tendons Stretch as you Kick – a Foot-Controlled MR Experience
Jeanine Reutemann

Non-Profit Innovators Must Make Things
Meredith Summs

MiTi Robot: A Chat Bot For Teacher PD In India
Louisa Rosenheck, Brandon Hanks

Measuring Implicit Learning through Analysis of Eye Movements
Jodi Asbell-Clarke, Ibrahim Dahlstrom-Hakki, Elizabeth Rowe, Eric Anderson

Participatory Design of a Collaborative Emotion Recognition Game with and for Autistic Individuals: Connecting through Kinect
Deborah Sturm, Michael Kholodovsky, David Shane Smith, Pavel Asanov, Louis Pisicolo, Rayan Arab, Joseph Hayes, Kristen Gillespie-Lynch

City Data Dashboards: Paper Circuit Pop-Ups to Engage Youth in Creative Exploration with Open Civic Data
Elisabeth Sylvan, David Cole

Improving spatial reasoning through a mobile game
Nicolaas VanMeerten

Reflections on Workforce and Career Exposure through Youth-led Immersive Storytelling
Aparna Wilder, Ali Momeni

Ramp It Up: Gamified Financial Readiness
Nick Maynard

Illustrating Group Theory: A Coloring Workshop
Alexandra Berke

Tiles for Tales Project
Margaret Low, James Alexander Johnston

Playing the Procedural Sonnet
Corey Sparks

What can liberal arts students learn to program in one semester?
Angela Chang

Virtual Mentors in the (S)Partners Website
Leticia Cherchiglia, Rabindra Ratan

Gem Spinner: Teaching Probability With An Idle Game
Ira Fay

Lost & Found: A Game Series for Religious-Legal Literacy
Owen Gottlieb, Ian Schreiber

Chibitronics Love to Code: Paper Craft Meets Programming
Jie Qi, K-Fai Steele, Natalie Freed, Andrew "bunnie" Huang

Learning Analytics In A Teacher Dashboard To Facilitate Inquiry-Based Instruction
Joseph Reilly, Vishesh Kumar, Shari Metcalf, Matthew Berland

Learning Through Movement And Play: Creative Gamification In Energetic Alpha, an iPad App for Preschoolers
Gretchen Rinnert

Trash Traders: Synchronized Sustainability for Students
Jacob Rosenbloom, Mai Ao, Longyi Cheng, Kacey Eichen, Zhenhao Xiong, John Dessler

Circulating Voices: A System for Hybrid Listening
Benjamin Stokes

DIALOGOS - Fishbowl Conversation Online
Teemu Leinonen

linkreducation.com: a Global Educational Network that links students, teachers and institutions
Gabriel Flacks

"TimeWalk.org: Building History in 3D
Ted Barnett

Realism: gamified 3D science labs
Steven Wang


Aditya Anupam

Georgia Institute of Technology
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Jodi Asbell-Clarke

Director, EdGE at TERC
I direct a team of game designers, researchers, and learning scientists who live and work on the edge of science and play.
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Matthew Berland

University of Wisconsin - Madison
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Angela Chang

Independent researcher, Affiliated with Emerson College, MIT
computational creativity, digital poetry, electronic textiles, rapid prototyping, teachable moments, small group communication
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Leticia Cherchiglia

PhD Student, Michigan State University

David Cole

Program Director, NEXMAP

Ibrahim Dahlstrom-Hakki

Director, LCIRT, Landmark College

Kirky DeLong

Assistant Director, Special Projects, MIT Open Learning, J-WEL Research & Projects

Ira Fay

Associate Prof. of Computer Science & Game Design, Hampshire College / Fay Games
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Owen Gottlieb

Faculty, RIT MAGIC Center
Owen Gottlieb, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Interactive Games and Media at RIT. He is the the founder and lead researcher at the Initiative in Religion, Culture, and Policy at the RIT Center for Media, Arts, Games, Interaction, and Creativity (MAGIC) magic.rit.edu/rcp Jewish... Read More →

Lindsay Grace

Knight Chair in Interactive Media, University of Miami

Brandon hanks

Scheller Teacher Education Program

James Johnston

Software Engineer, AHDB
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Anna Jordan-Douglass

Chief Creative Officer, Makefully
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Vishesh Kumar

Doctoral Candidate, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Teemu Leinonen

Associate Professor, Aalto University
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Margaret Low

Professor, University of Warwick

Nick Maynard

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Shari Metcalf

Senior Researcher and Project Director, Harvard Graduate School of Education
I'm a Senior Researcher at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Project Director for past and current EcoLearn projects - EcoMUVE, EcoMOBILE, EcoXPT, and EcoMOD. My research centers on the design and evaluation of computer–based tools for learning through scaffolded, immersive... Read More →
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Charles Miller

Producer, BBC
BBC producer, here to demo the VR project he made for the BBC Academy. The Studio Directing Experience gives trainee directors a chance to practice timing and the correct use of language when following a script in the director's seat in a studio. Also here to report on the Summit... Read More →
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Ali Momeni

Co-founder, IRL Labs

Rabindra Ratan

Assistant Professor, Michigan State University
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Jeanine Reutemann

Researcher, Leiden University, New Media Lab, Centre for Innovation
Jeanine Reutemann is a (Audiovisual) Researcher at the Centre for Innovation at the Leiden University, with a background in film, education and media sciences. Main research interests: Science, Education & Film, MOOCs, VR, AI & Film, Digital Education, Embodiment Theory, Gesture Studies... Read More →
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Gretchen Rinnert

Associate Professor, Kent State University
Rinnert is an associate professor in the School of Visual Communication Design at Kent State University. She teaches interaction design, motion design, as well as visual ethics, and design theory. She is a graduate of North Carolina State University’s College of Design. As a researcher... Read More →
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Louisa Rosenheck

Ed Tech Designer & Researcher, MIT
Louisa Rosenheck is the Associate Director and Creative Lead of the MIT Playful Journey Lab. She manages the design, content, and development of educational games and software, and oversees the research on how ed tech can be effectively used in both formal and informal educational... Read More →

Ian Schreiber

Assistant Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology
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Corey Sparks

Assistant Professor, California State University, Chico
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K-Fai Steele

K-Fai Steele Is a children’s author and illustrator, who writes to empower children to take action for a better world, even to engage politically. Published just this month is Noodlephant, and due out this summer is, A Normal Pig.
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Benjamin Stokes

Assistant Prof., American University
Benjamin Stokes is a civic media scholar and designer at American University in the School of Communication and Game Lab. His designs for cities have introduced neighbors, retold local history, and rebuilt payphones. Previously, Benjamin co-founded Games for Change, the movement hub... Read More →
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Meredith Summs

Director of Youth Engagement, Mouse
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Elisabeth Sylvan

Managing Director, Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard

Mike Tissenbaum

Research Scientist, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
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Nicolaas VanMeerten

Director of Research, GLITCH
Anything! :)

Aparna Wilder

Co-founder, IRL Labs
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Peter Woods

Doctoral Candidate, UW-Madison

Wednesday August 1, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm EDT
Media Lab - 6th Floor Foyer