DML Speaker Series

The Digital Media and Learning Lab Speaker Series at Mount Greylock Regional School is made possible through the Olmsted Endowment at Williams College. The purpose of the series is to bring into conversation some of the relevant thinkers and practitioners in digital media and learning–individuals or groups exploring and helping define how technology is and will alter human activities such as learning, civics, communication, collaboration, and creation.

First DML Lab Speaker

The first speaker in the DML Lab Speaker Series will be Ethan Zuckerman, Director, MIT Center for Civic Media:


“Ethan Zuckerman is an American media scholar, blogger, and Internet activist. He is the director of the MIT Center for Civic Media and the author most recently of Rewire: Digital Cosmopolitans in the Age of Connection.” Wikipedia

As a fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Ethan founded Global Voices Online, an international network of bloggers, translators, and citizen journalists that follow, report, and summarize what is going on and from blogs around of the world. Ethan lives in Lanesborough, MA with his wife Rachel Barenblat, and son. He spends part of his time in Cambridge, where he is leading the MIT Center for Civic Media.

And from MIT Center for Civic Media:

Prior to MIT, Ethan worked with the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University on projects focused on civic media, freedom of speech online, and understanding media ecosystems. He led a team focused on Media Cloud, a project that builds an archive of news stories and blog posts applies language processing and presents ways to analyze and visualize the resulting data. Zuckerman also founded Geekcorp, a non-profit technology volunteer corps that has done work in over a dozen countries, and helped found Tripod, an early participatory media company.


Ethan’s blog: My Heart’s in Accra

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Second DML Lab Speaker

Chris Lehmann, founder of Science Leadership Academy

Chris Lehmann is the founding principal of the Science Leadership Academy, a progressive science and technology high school in Philadelphia, PA. The Science Leadership Academy is an inquiry-driven, project-based, 1:1 laptop school that is considered to be one of the pioneers of the School 2.0 movement nationally and internationally. The school was recognized by Ladies Home Journal as one of the Ten Most Amazing Schools in the US, has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School from 2009 through 2013 and has been written about in many publications including Edutopia Magazine, EdWeek and the Philadelphia Inquirer.”

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Chris Lehmann TEDx

Third DML Lab Speaker

Elyse Eidman-Aadahl , Co-director, National Writing Project.

Elyse directs National Programs and Site Development at the National Writing Project in Berkeley, CA. Along with Christina Cantrill, she is the founder of Digital Is and works extensively with the Digital Media and Learning (DML) initiative sponsored by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

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Elyse Eidman-Aadahl