Laurie Marion   
  Home     CV     Portfolio     Blog     Contact

Digital Media Designer

Laurie Marion, Ph.D., began designing digital artifacts as a student in the Master's degree program in Digital Media at the Georgia Institute of Technology.  She earned her doctorate in philosophy at Emory University, with a dissertation on Thomas Hobbes's view of religion in politics.  The new modes of expression afforded by digital media have inspired her to envision new ways of practicing philosophical dialogue. 

Combining global insights with humanistic expertise, Laurie has participated in the development of several successful marketing and fundraising campaigns addressing an international community.  Her work on education policy has been published by UNESCO as well as the Southern Regional Education Board.

Design for digital media requires both disciplined thought processes and a playful imagination.  Laurie's design work has gained the attention of futurist Bruce Sterling in his blog Beyond the Beyond and earned a residency in the ISEA 2012 workshop program.  Recently she completed a mobile augmented reality piece that enhances the experience of a mural painted by a high school history class by linking areas of the mural to student research posted on the web. Her master's thesis project will be a mobile augmented reality architectural tour of a neoclassical building in Atlanta.

Other projects completed include transmedia design that integrates clues from a comic book she edited into the gameplay of a massively multiplayer online game, a social media application that promotes historic preservation, simulations of sandhill crane behavior, and a Kinect game to teach children about Native American pottery decoration by stamping designs onto virtual clay pots. .