Beth Kolko is a Professor in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering at the University of Washington. Her academic history includes a background in rhetoric, cultural studies, and online communities. She runs the Design for Digital Inclusion (DDI) lab at UW. DDI researches diversity and technology from a design perspective. Beth started Hackademia in an attempt to bring the habits of mind of hackers and makers into the university setting. Beth is fascinated by creativity, innovation, and how a new perspective on an old problem can be a game changer. More information about Beth can be found at www.bethkolko.com.
Alexis Hope is an MS student in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering at the University of Washington. Alexis is interested in constructivist learning theories, and how identity and agency influence technical skill acquisition. Advised by Beth, she also works on the Mobile Midwife’s Ultrasound Project. Outside of academic pursuits, Alexis is a fledgling guitarist, science fiction enthusiast, and coffee snob. More information about Alexis can be found at www.alexishope.com.
Winter 2012 Hackademia crew!
Autumn 2011 Hackademia crew!