Josephine Dorado is a social entrepreneur, strategist, educator and artist whose work focuses on the convergence of physical+digital experiences, arts with technology, and games with calls to action. Her work has been awarded both a Fulbright Scholarship and a MacArthur Foundation Award in Digital Media & Learning. She is currently President of Fulbright Association’s NY Chapter and a trainer for the State Department’s TechCamps. Her classes at The New School focus on mashup culture, online collaboration, social media and virtual learning environments. Previously, Josephine founded Kidz Connect, a virtual cultural exchange program that connects youth internationally through creative collaboration and performance in virtual worlds. Her next venture is reACTor, a mobile news game that encourages activism around news stories. www.funksoup.com
online collaboration, online community, experience design, virtual learning, immersive learning, social media, serious games, game research, interactive arts and performance, remix culture, mashup culture, creative technology
Fulbright's Selma Jeanne Cohen Award (2012)
Second time winning a Fulbright (first award: 2003). Fulbright's Selma Jeanne Cohen award is for scholarly research in dance. Research topic: Integrating Dance & Performative Frameworks for Online Collaboration.
MacArthur Foundaton Award (2008-2009)
Awardee in the Digital Media & Learning Competition, Knowledge-Networking Initiative. Awarded a MacArthur Foundation grant to launch Fractor, a web application that matched news stories with opportunities for social activism.
Fulbright Scholar (2003-2004)
Focus: Performance & Interactive Technologies, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Research in hybrid online environments & performance as a collaborative framework for cultural exchange.
Social Media Mashup
Managing Media: Conflict Zones
Virtual Learning Environments (Open Campus)