Public Engagement

  • Faculty

    Profile:

    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

    Research Interests:

    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

    Awards And Honors:

    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.

    Current Courses:

    Social Media Mashup

    Managing Media: Conflict Zones

    Virtual Learning Environments (Open Campus)

    Mashup Culture

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