June 9, 2010 (Los Angeles, CA)
The winners of People's Choice Awards from the HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Competition will be announced on June 16, 2010 at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, CA. These winners were chosen by the public at large in over twelve hundred votes on the www.dmlcompetition.net website.
Funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and administered by the virtual network of learning institutions HASTAC, People's Choice winners were chosen from the overall winners of the Digital Media and Learning Competition. Now in its third year, the Competition is an annual effort to find -- and to inspire -- the most novel uses of new media in support of learning. This year the Competition was launched in collaboration with President Obamas Educate to Innovate campaign, challenging designers, inventors, entrepreneurs, and researchers to create learning labs for the 21st century, digital environments that promote building and tinkering in new and innovative ways. Detailed information about the winning projects and the Competition is available at www.dmlcompetition.net.
E3 is the annual trade expo sponsored by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) (http://www.theESA.com/), the U.S. association dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of companies that publish computer and video games for video game consoles, personal computers, and the Internet. This year's convention will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from June 15-17, 2010 (http://www.e3expo.com/).
About the MacArthur Foundation
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. In addition to selecting the MacArthur Fellows, the Foundation works to defend human rights, advance global conservation and security, make cities better places, and understand how technology is affecting children and society. More information is available at www.macfound.org.
A consortium of humanists, artists, scientists, social scientists and engineers from universities and other civic institutions across the U.S. and internationally, the Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Advanced Collaboratory (HASTAC) is committed to new forms of collaboration for thinking, teaching, and research across communities and disciplines fostered by creative uses of technology. The infrastructure for HASTAC has been largely provided by the John Hope Franklin Center for Interdisciplinary and International Studies and the Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University and the University of California Humanities Research Institute. More information is at www.hastac.org.
HASTAC: Mandy Dailey, (919) 681-8897, firstname.lastname@example.org