Josephine Dorado

Josephine Dorado is a social entrepreneur, strategist, producer, professor and Pilates instructor whose work focuses on innovation in hybrid online spaces. She was a Fulbright scholarship recipient and initiated the Kidz Connect program, which is a virtual cultural exchange program that connects youth internationally through creative collaboration and theatrical performance in virtual worlds, and she also received a MacArthur Foundation Award in Digital Media & Learning. She is currently a professor at The New School and the live events producer for This Spartan Life, a talk show inside the video game Halo. She balances her work in online spaces with her passion for teaching Pilates, combining a technology-infused life with a physical, embodied way of being. Josephine's experience focuses on the convergence of physical with digital, arts with technology, and games with calls to action. She delights in architecting innovative transmedia experiences inspired by the collaborative methodologies behind games and theater. Her next adventures include reACTor, a mobile news game that encourages activism around news stories that people care about, and a mobile city guide for the curious & kinky: @UnlockTheKink.