Matthew Slaats

Matthew Slaats

Graduated, Environmental Psychology

Matthew Slaats (Fall 2012) was a PhD candidate in the Environmental Psychology program at the CUNY Graduate Center, and he is now the Executive Director of The Bridge, a progressive arts initiative in Charlottesville, Virginia. In the Environmental Psychology program, Matthew researched the ways in which technology is influencing present understandings of place with a specific interest in its impact on urban and social environments. Previous to his Digital fellowship, Matthew was a Faculty in the Communication Arts Department at Marymount Manhattan College where we focused his teaching on web design, digital design, and mobile media.  Before that he served as an Academic Computing Consultant  at Vassar College where he developed interactive, place based media and administered a campus wide blogging installation.  While pursuing his graduate degree at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, Matthew was involved in research on gaming and education with a focus on the creation of augmented reality games for learning. Matthew holds a MFA and MA from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in Art and a BA in Archaeology from the University of Evansville.

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