Just when you thought we were done adding exciting names and people to our already high-level program for World Learning Summit 2017, here´s the thing: We´re not.
We are, on the contrary, very honored to announce the presence of Dr. Brian Magerko at our summit in June. Take a look at his website and projects; you will see why. We are extremely fortunate to have him visit. Dr. Magerko will give several talks during the conference. Here are some words about his research interest and portfolio:
“Dr. Brian Magerko is an Associate Professor of Digital Media and computational media scholar who studies creativity as a formal sociocognitive phenomenon and how it can influence and be expressed through computational media. The philosophy behind Magerko’s work is that an authentic combination of technical and artistic / creative research can yield results that are greater than the sum of their parts and characteristically different than if one field were privileged over the other. This research trajectory has yielded nearly $12 million in research funding, an online computer science learning environment (called EarSketch) that has over 85,000 individual users and has been adopted as part of the national high school computer science curricular guidelines for AP courses; a 2016 White House press release concerning how EarSketch (co-founded by Magerko) has influenced federal education policy as a cornerstone of contemporary CS education efforts; and tech/arts experiences that have been showcased at conferences, learning institutions, galleries, and museums around the world.”