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Forming the Future

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Forming the Future is hosted by Rusty Williams and focuses on the intersection of education, innovation, technology and built space. Rusty a co-founder of multiple tech companies and a pioneer in the development of online communities and social media. Rusty also worked with Triumph Modular and combines a long career in technology with new approaches to construction, building automation, and smarter things.

Forming the Future is hosted by Rusty Williams and focuses on the intersection of education, innovation, technology and built space. Rusty a co-founder of multiple tech companies and a pioneer in the development of online communities and social media. Rusty also worked with Triumph Modular and combines a long career in technology with new approaches to construction, building automation, and smarter things.

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United States

Description:

Forming the Future is hosted by Rusty Williams and focuses on the intersection of education, innovation, technology and built space. Rusty a co-founder of multiple tech companies and a pioneer in the development of online communities and social media. Rusty also worked with Triumph Modular and combines a long career in technology with new approaches to construction, building automation, and smarter things.

Twitter:

@rustyw

Language:

English

Contact:

617-797-4657


Episodes

#14 Jascha Franklin-Hodge CIO for the City of Boston

4/2/2018
Jascha Franklin-Hodge is the former Chief Information Officer for the City of Boston. Jascha was appointed by Mayor Martin Walsh to serve in the cabinet and to lead the Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT). He created the City’s first Digital Team and their projects included the award-winning Boston.gov web site and BOS:311 mobile app. Prior to working for Boston, Jascha founded Blue State Digital where he oversaw the development of their online fundraising, email, and CRM platform...

Duration:00:30:09

#13 Dr. Amon Millner - Extending Access to STEM

11/1/2017
Dr. Amon Millner is an Assistant Professor of Computing and Innovation at Olin College directing the Extending Access to STEM Empowerment (EASE) Lab. His research and teaching is informed by his work in the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) domain, drawing heavily from his specialization: developing tangible interactive systems for making and learning. He develops technology and community platforms to facilitate learners becoming empowered to make and make a difference in their neighborhoods....

Duration:00:33:00

#12: Aaron Niederhelman on the Future of Indoor Farming

10/19/2017
Aaron is a life-long advocate of healthier, cleaner food and was selected as a 2015 Eisenhower Fellow. During his fellowship he spent several months traveling through Europe and the Middle East to gain insight from the front-lines of an ever shrinking world where natural resource and water management have long been tightly linked to that region’s health, economy and national security. Aaron speaks and writes often of the unique opportunity for the population densities of the Northeast US to...

Duration:00:30:41

#11 Alec Resnick Co-Founder of Powderhouse Studios - Creating a Entirely New Kind of High School

7/10/2017
Alec Resnick is Director and Co-Founder of Powderhouse Studios in Somerville Massachusetts. Powderhouse is one of a handful of winners of the XQ Super School Project — a nationwide organization focused on developing and funding innovative models for 21st century learning. Alec and the team behind Powderhouse won a ten million dollar grant from XQ to bring their concept for a new type of school to fruition. He is a graduate of MIT and has served as a consultant for many years with Sprout &...

Duration:00:38:08

#10 Chris Mallett VP of Northeastern on Creating a Global Network of Campuses

5/11/2017
Chris Mallett is Vice President for Online Experiential Learning at Northeastern University. Chris leads the university’s online and hybrid learning strategies. He’s deeply involved in Northeastern University’s Professional Advancement Network which serves learners and employers through lifelong learning and custom talent development engagements. The Network features more than 200 online, hybrid, and campus-based professional programs and an exciting campus network with significant presence...

Duration:00:26:16

#9 Jon Dorbolo Learning In The Round and Insights From Oregon State's Learning Innovation Center

5/1/2017
Jon Luis Dorbolo is Principal Investigator of The Geometry of Learning, a large-scale research framework for understanding how classroom conditions relate to learning outcomes. He’s a long-time philosophy instructor and Associate Director of Technology Across the Curriculum at Oregon State University. He received his doctorate in philosophy at University of Oregon, originated a web-based philosophy course called InterQuest in 1993, and was identified in 2012 as one of 50 Top Innovators in...

Duration:00:30:22

#8 Ted Dintersmith Producer Of The Award Winning Movie Most Likely To Succeed

4/19/2017
After a twenty-five year career in venture capital, Ted Dintersmith is now focused on issues at the intersection of innovation and education and producer of the award-winning movie Most Likely to Succeed. In the fall of 2012, Ted served as part of the delegation representing the United States at the United Nations General Assembly, where he is focused on global education and entrepreneurship. He is now funding and supporting a range of initiatives, mostly non-profit in nature, which seek to...

Duration:00:50:02

#7 Ray McNulty, Dean School of Education at SNHU. Innovating Education Using an Iterative Process

4/7/2017
Ray McNulty is Dean, School of Education at Southern New Hampshire University. Prior to SNHU Ray served as Chief Learning Officer for Penn Foster and was a senior fellow at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation where he worked with leading educators from around the country on improving high school education. He has held numerous teaching, principal, and superintendent positions in Vermont. Ray travels around the world influencing the change/improvement agenda in education and has presented at...

Duration:00:26:54

#6 Brian Fitzgerald CEO of Tinkergarten. The Benefits of Learning Outdoors

3/26/2017
Brian Fitzgerald is Co-Founder and CEO of Tinkergarten. Before starting Tinkergarten, Brian was VP of Product Development at Knewton, a global leader in adaptive learning, and prior to that he was the VP/Intrapreneur of Audible Education where he developed products and services for Higher Education, K-12, and Early Learning. Brian also helped launch 50+ Yahoo consumer apps for Yahoo in leadership roles at the Silicon Valley HQ and London. He earned a BA in Entrepreneurship at Babson College...

Duration:00:20:38

#5 Greg Merritt: the Importance of Residential Life and Creating Trans-Disciplinary Community

3/20/2017
Greg Merritt is a first generation college student who has a PhD in higher education focused on teaching and learning who spent almost 30 years in higher ed administration mostly in university housing. He’s been involved in student mentorship for most of his professional life and remains one of the founding advisors to a group called FirstGen students at The University of Michigan. After suffering a heart attack that left him without a heartbeat for over 30 minutes, as a patient and family...

Duration:00:28:39

#4 Michael Haggans: Neuroscience and Campus, Memory and Place

3/13/2017
Part 2 of a conversation with Michael Haggans in which he describes the deep evolutionary connection between memory and place and the emergence of the "agile" campus. Michael has worked on the facility challenges of colleges and universities for over 30 years. He is now an independent scholar researching the future of higher education and involved with the Georgia Tech Center for 21st Century Universities. He has led architectural practices serving higher education and was University...

Duration:00:12:57

#3 Michael Haggans on Why Campus Matters

2/22/2017
Michael Haggans has worked on the facility challenges of colleges and universities for over 30 years. He is now an independent scholar researching the future of higher education and involved with the Georgia Tech Center for 21st Century Universities. He has led architectural practices serving higher education and was University Architect at the University of Missouri and the University of Arizona. The Forming the Future podcast is hosted by Rusty Williams. A founder of multiple technologies...

Duration:00:19:31

#2 Tom Fisher - How the Platform Revolution Will Disrupt Higher Ed

2/21/2017
Tom Fisher is the former Dean of the College of Design at The University of Minnesota and the author of nine books including his most recent, Designing Our Way to a Better World. Named a top-25 design educator four times by Design Intelligence, he has lectured at 36 universities and over 150 professional and public meetings. He has written extensively about architectural design, practice, and ethics. In this episode of Forming the Future Tom discusses the "the platform revolution" and how...

Duration:00:20:20

#1 Gregg Kelly - Building Harvard's New Life Lab Using Modular Construction

12/6/2016
Interview with Gregg Kelly, head of consulting services for Triumph Modular, about constructing the new Pagliuca Life Sciences Lab at Harvard University. The Forming the Future podcast is hosted by Rusty Williams. A founder of multiple technologies companies and pioneer in the development of online communities and social media, Rusty now works for Triumph Modular and explores the intersection of technology and physical space with the goal of creating inspiring learning and work environments....

Duration:00:07:33