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Heidi Boisvert
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Heidi Boisvert is a new media artist, experience designer, creative technologist, researcher, and writer based in New York. Heidi founded and serves as the CEO and Creative Director of the futurePerfect lab, a boutique creative agency that works with non-profits, cultural and educational institutions to develop imaginative and playful applications of integrated media and emerging technology. She was formerly the Multi-Media Director at Breakthrough, a global human rights organization, where she designed, developed and virally propagated a wide range of new media and pop culture campaigns that helped raise awareness and instigate policy change on pressing social issues. She created the first 3D social change game, ICED I Can End Deportation, to shift the frame around unfair U.S. immigration policies. She also designed America 2049, a groundbreaking alternative reality game on Facebook about pluralism, featuring Harold Perrineau (LOST), Victor Garber (ALIAS), Cherry Jones (24), Anthony Rapp (RENT) and the comedian Margaret Cho, which was nominated for a Games for Change Award and Katerva Award. Most recently, Heidi co-founded XTH, an open-source creative biowearable start up. She was named a Harvestworks Creativity + Technology = Enterprise Fellow with support by the Rockefeller Foundation, a Media Impact Fellow at the Harmony Institute, and has been an artist-in-residence at Banff New Media Institute, the Waag Society and the Vermont Studio Center, and served as a new media mentor for both the National Latino Producer's Academy and BAVC Producer's Institute. Heidi received her Ph.D. in the Electronic Arts from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Emerging Media Technologies at New York City College of Technology (CUNY).
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