Heidi Boisvert

Heidi Boisvert

Affiliated Program

Enterprising Culture

Biography

Heidi Boisvert (PhD) is a new media artist, experience designer, creative technologist, researcher and writer who creates groundbreaking games, web interactive, augmented reality and transmedia storytelling experiences for social change, as well as large-scale networked performances in dance and theatre using biocreative technology. Heidi founded futurePerfect lab, a boutique creative agency that works with non-profits to develop imaginative and playful applications of integrated media and emerging technology. She was Multi-Media Director at Breakthrough, a global human rights organization, where she designed, developed and virally propagated a wide range of 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 and designed America 2049, a groundbreaking alternative reality game on Facebook about pluralism, which was nominated for Games for Change and Katerva awards. Most recently, Heidi co-founded XTH, an open-source biocreative wearable start up. She was named Harvestworks Creativity + Technology = Enterprise Fellow and a Media Impact Fellow at the Harmony Institute and the Norman Lear Center at USC. She has been an artist-in-residence at Banff New Media Institute, Waag Society and Vermont Studio Center, and served as a new media mentor for the National Latino Producer's Academy and BAVC Producer's Institute. Heidi received her Ph.D. in Electronic Arts from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Emerging Media Technologies at New York City College of Technology (CUNY) and a research affiliate at MIT OpenDoc Lab.